Tableau: innovating the way organisations harness data
With the world generating 50 times as much da...
Manufacturing Global takes a closer look at Tableau, a leading data company driving innovative solutions.
With the world generating 50 times as much data in 2020 compared to 2011 and having 75 times the number of information sources, Tableau strives to help people understand this vast quantity to harness the advancement opportunities it can provide.
“Our products are transforming the way people use data to solve problems. We make analysing data fast and easy, beautiful and useful. It’s software for anyone and everyone,” says Tableau.
‘Designed for the individual scaled for the enterprise’, key features of Tableau’s platform includes:
Analytics - by harnessing interactive and visual analysis, organisations can gain a great insight into their operations and drive better business decisions. “Powered by our patented VizQL technology, Tableau gives you powerful analytics to ask deeper questions and deliver more meaningful answers.”
Fast adoption at scale - “When you make working with data easy, fun and impactful, amazing things happen.Tableau makes it easy to get value from data.”
Flexibility - Each organisation is unique. Tableau harnesses flexibility within its platform so that it can effectively integrate with an enterprise’s architecture and data ecosystem.
Mission critical - Driving secure, governed, scalable and reliable within its integrated platform. “From compliance and security to management and monitoring, Tableau offers a robust suite of built-in capabilities to support the needs of your business.”
“From connection to collaboration, Tableau is the most powerful, secure and flexible end-to-end analytics platform for your data. Tableau your data. Watch your expectations get blown away.”
Tableau offers a wide range of solutions including, education analytics, government analytics, IT analytics, marketing analytics, insurance analytics, high technology analytics, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and maps.
Tableau in the manufacturing industry
Tableau operates within a wide range of industries including manufacturing, an industry which has many moving parts creating a constant feed of data.
“With Tableau, you can quickly blend and link similar data to gain decisive results in seconds—compared to hours or days with programming-intensive methods,” says Tableau.
“Use what you learn from your manufacturing analytics to improve process efficiency, centralize production monitoring, better serve your customers, and turn real-time data into just-in-time insights.”
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Lion Electric to Construct US EV Manufacturing Facility
Who is Lion Electric?
Founded in 2008, is an innovative manufacturer of all-electric, zero-emissions, medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles. Lion Electric designs, manufactures, and assembles all components for its vehicles that have unique features specifically adapted to the users and their needs. “We believe that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life,” believes Lion Electric.
Lion Electric’s new Illinois Manufacturing Facility
Just two months after announcing plans to construct a battery manufacturing plant and innovation centre in Quebec, Lion Electric is expanding its locations further, selecting Joliet, Illinois for its new manufacturing facility in the US.
The new facility is said to “represent the largest dedicated production site for zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the US,” as well as being the company’s biggest footprint in the market. The new facility will give Lion Electric the capacity to meet increasing demand for ‘Made in America’ zero-emission vehicles and bring production closer to customers.
It is expected that the first vehicles off the production line will be in the second half of 2022.
“Lion’s historic investment to bring its largest production facility to Illinois represents not only a win for our communities, but a strong step forward in our work to expand clean energy alternatives and the jobs they bring to our communities,” said Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
“The new Joliet facility will put Illinois at the forefront of a national movement to transition to zero-emission vehicle use, advancing our own goals of putting one million of these cars on the road by 2030. In Illinois, we know that a clean energy economy is about more than just vehicles – it’s about healthier communities and jobs for those who live there. We are excited to welcome Lion to the Land of Lincoln and look forward to their future success here.”
Lion Electric’s Agreement with the Government of Illinois
Over the next three years, Lion Electric will invest a minimum of US$70mn into Illinois. The new facility - totalling 900,000 square feet - is expected to create a minimum of 745 clean energy direct jobs in the next three years, and have an annual production capacity of up to 20,000 all electric buses and trucks.
Scaling electric bus production and decarbonising freight and transportation
As the US moves to electrifying its school buses, the additional production capacity at the facility will help Lion Electric to scale its electric bus production, as well as produce an increased volume of heavy-duty zero-emission trucks to help governments and operators in the US further the decarbonisation of freight and transportation fleets.
“Lion is the leader in electric school buses and has always been dedicated to the U.S. market, and our commitment to be close to our customers is one of the core values we have as a company. This significant expansion into the U.S. market will not only allow us to drastically increase our overall manufacturing capacity of electric trucks and buses but to also better serve our customers, while adding critical clean manufacturing jobs that will form the backbone of the green economy,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion.
“I also want to acknowledge the crucial role that P33 and Intersect Illinois, civic groups committed to developing developing a long-term roadmap for the local tech industry, played in connecting Lion with the Chicago area’s business and civic community to help further commercial traction, as well as engagement with key workforce and supplier partners.”