Big Data Applications in Manufacturing


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Which best describes manufacturing's efficiency before big data?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way that big data can be used in manufacturing?

2. What was the outcome of a major consulting firm helping a mining company apply big data?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the questions in this quiz/worksheet combo to see how much you know about big data uses in manufacturing industries. You will be asked about specific applications of big data as well as its limitations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of:

  • What manufacturing efficiency was like before big data
  • What big data analysis relies on
  • Ways big data can be used in manufacturing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what big data analysis relies on
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what kind of companies can and cannot benefit from applying big data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what level of efficiency manufacturing had achieved before big data

Additional Learning

Get a more complete understanding of the ways big data can be used in this industry with the lesson titled Big Data Applications in Manufacturing. Concepts covered will include:

  • What specific advice McKinsey & Company gave to the mining company
  • Why big data at first didn't seem useful for manufacturing
  • Different variables big data takes into account for manufacturing applications