Manufacturing Performance Management

Use Case

Real-time performance management for CPG and batch manufacturing

Manufacturing firms face continuous pressure, both internal and external, to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs while improving productivity.

IoT and connected machinery provide ample data, but many manufacturers struggle with interpretation and action from the disparate sets of data available to them. While continuous improvement is a goal, figuring out which processes need the most help can be a challenge.

With tighter visibility to shop floor asset and resource performance along with costing data, organizations can align their continuous improvement programs in the most effective areas. This approach drives better customer productivity and helps improve production margins at the same time.

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Continuous improvement through real-time data, cloud analytics and dashboards

This solution use case, provided by TCS on the MindSphere® platform, enables robust monitoring capability across a variety of machines in CPG and Batch manufacturing environments.

With low-cost monitoring sensors and combined data streams linked through the MindSphere platform, customers gain a single access point for visibility into manufacturing performance, including Machine, Material, Manpower, and Miscellaneous costs. With readily available insights into losses incurred and resources used, customers can begin to utilize activity based costing approaches.

This performance management solution is built on the concept of World Class Manufacturing principles and encompasses KPI definitions, calculations and metrics that are monitored and improved at the shop floor to drive improved productivity. 


  • Integration of machine data with enterprise systems and MindSphere.
  • Persona-based views for plant management, line supervisors, quality inspectors and operators.


  • Drive more effective continuous improvement cycles within your operations.
  • Improve the productivity and performance of your manufacutring operations.
  • Gain better insights into production data and activity based costing models to see a true performance picture within manufacturing.
  • Integrated Dashboard and KPIs help improve production operations over time, while reducing downtime.
  • Enable KPIs and performance tracking based on World Class Manufacturing principles.

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TCS Professional Services

TCS offers a range of professional services to deploy this solution, depending on your needs, and accelerate your digital transformation. Services may include consulting,  implementation, integration, customization and training.


MindAccess IoT Value Plan and MindServices

MindAccess™ IoT Value Plan connects your assets and uses MindSphere applications to leverage your data.

MindService® offers training and professional services to support the development and implementation of your MindSphere solution.

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