All of your manufacturing data in one spot.

Klipfolio for Manufacturing

klipfolio - manufacturing dashboard

Manufacturing is the backbone to most of what we take for granted. But as any manager working in the manufacturing industry knows, there is a lot of work that goes into ensuring everything goes smoothly.

Between obtaining resources and organizing the chain of events that result in a finished product to be shipped off, manufacturers have a lot on their plate. And while it would be great if all the moving parts of the operation just ran themselves - no hitch - that is not the case. Throughout the chain there is plenty of data that needs to be analyzed and output data that needs to be recorded and reflected upon in order to make a manufacturing business run smoothly, but generating reports every other day can be unnecessarily time consuming especially when your data can change at any moment. That’s where dashboards come in. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of data sources and displays your data on a real-time dashboard, making it your one-stop-shop for your monitoring. Displaying your manufacturing data on dashboards on your desktop, on tv dashboards around the office, or even on mobile, dashboards make multiple searches into your numerous service platforms to gather your data a thing of the past.

Dashboards and metrics also help manufacturers to better understand their performance, and what may be causing a lag. A dashboard dedicated on end-to-end supply chain makes it easier for you to identify any critical bottlenecks that need to be altered or any major success factors that can be duplicated to increase efficiency. Your dashboards may also be of interest to your partners and suppliers, as they can get a view into your processes which in turn helps them to adjust their information to keep it up-to-date, while also helping your business stay lean.

Manufacturing dashboard examples

Curious to see what you can track in Klipfolio? Here are just a few examples of the manufacturing dashboards you can build. View the Live Dashboard examples to get a better look.

Klipfolio - Executive Dashboard

Executive Dashboard

  • Quick view into the most important business metrics for your business
  • Track key data points such as MRR, and retention rates
  • Comprehensive data on Marketing, Sales, HR, Finances, and more
Klipfolio - Financial Performance Dashboard

Financial Performance Dashboard

  • Drill down into the financial performance of your manufacturing company
  • Track your net profit, expenses, and cost of goods sold
  • Rally your team around optimizing financial performance

Metrics for Manufacturing

Want to motivate your team and stay up to date on your data, but not sure which metrics to start with? Not to worry, we've compiled a list of the top, most common manufacturing KPIs (key performance indicators) our users have built using Klipfolio. If you are looking for more, check out our KPI Library:

  1. Actual Production Cost: The actual total costs for production
  2. Actual Production Time: Total amount of actual product time
  3. Production Downtime: Track and optimize your production line maintenence
  4. Availability OEE: Figure out ideal time by taking actual product time and divide it by potential total production time
  5. Labour Cost per Unit: Your total labour costs divided by number of units manufactured
  6. Labour Costs: Total labour costs for a period (daily, weekly, monthly, qtrly)
  7. Production Cost Variance (PCV): Actual production cost divided by standard production costs
  8. Units Manufactured: Total number of units by period of time
  9. Value of Work in Progress: The total dollar value of units that are still in the production process
  10. Value of Inventory: Monitor the total value of your current inventory
  11. Carrying Cost of Inventory: Measure how much it costs to carry inventory
  12. Inventory Turnover: Measure how many times a year your organization is able to sell your entire inventory
  13. Maintenence Costs: Evaluate the costs of your equipment fixe, updates, and replacements in the long run
  14. Expense by Division: Track the expenses incurred by each division
  15. Inventory to Sales Ratio: Measure the amount of inventory you are carrying compared to the number sales order being fulfilled
  16. Units per Transaction: Measure the number of units purchased in each transaction
  17. Rate of Return: Measure the rate at which shipped items are returned to you
  18. Inventory Accuracy: Measure the accuracy of your inventory by taking a headcount of items in stock and comparing it to what's recorded in your database
  19. Reject Rate: Monitor the percentage of production lost due to faulty manufacturing
  20. Cash Conversion Cycle: The time between when a business pays its suppliers and when the business receives payment from its customers
klipfolio - marketing metrics connections

How to track your manufacturing metrics with Klipfolio

Klipfolio allows you to pull in data from all of the platforms you use to track your manufacturing data—and display precisely what you need in a single interactive dashboard. What does this mean for you? No more wasting precious time manually checking and rechecking reports with various versions of dynamic data. And you can get started with just a few clicks. Click here for a complete list of all our integrations.

Building in Klipfolio

Our professional services users love Klipfolio because it empowers them to build their own dashboards. Sure, it takes time to get it right, but it’s absolutely worth it.

Connecting your data

You’ve got an impressive technology stack, but how do those puzzle pieces fit together? Klipfolio is an API machine with 100s of connections to the support services you use to run your business.

Browse the 100+ services you can connect to

The Editor

Love to tinker and build but tired of using Excel to share your data? The Klip Editor is where you bring your data story to life. Build custom data visualizations that you can share with your entire company.

Custom visualizations

Drag-and-drop visualizations from the palette to start assembling your custom dashboard. Choose from standard data visualizations like charts, bullet charts, and scatter plots. Or get creative and inject custom HTML into your dashboard. The choice is yours.

Other related industries

Interested in learning more about how other industries use Klipfolio to boost their business? Check out some of these pages:

Klipfolio for eCommerce

Klipfolio for Professional Services

Klipfolio for Insurance