Ford Motor Company: Using Data Guru for Faster, More Accurate Modeling
Ford Motor Company quickly realized the value in modeling their regional and global supply chains using LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru®. As their use of Supply Chain Guru increased, so did their dependencies on spreadsheets and custom SQL code to transform and manage their data. While SQL scripts initially accelerated modeling efforts, the learning curve and expertise required to modify and debug SQL code and lack of source data connectivity became a barrier to efficient modeling and team expansion. In order to continue driving efficiencies through modeling, Ford needed a new tool capable of meeting their modeling and data analysis needs.
Data Guru is a visual data blending tool designed for business users to easily create transparent workflows with enterprise data. Utilizing Data Guru, Ford was able to extract data from their source systems and completely automate their data validation and model build processes.
Ford’s growing team of modelers collaborated with IT and different business departments to understand new data sources. Using Data Guru to extract data and apply the correct business logic allowed the team to spend more time analyzing model results.
The once time and user intensive task of manually extracting data from several systems and sources has been simplified with Data Guru. Data Guru also enables Ford to more easily on-board new team members and focus less on data processing and more on all aspects of the supply chain. Ford analysts can now:
- Instantly understand new data sources
- Easily modify existing processes
- Design new models in days rather than weeks
- Rerun existing models in hours rather than weeks
For more information on how LLamasoft Data Guru can help you speed up your supply chain design efforts, email us or call 866-598-8931.