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Visit Us at the National Safety Council Expo

We are an exhibitor again at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Houston, October 20-24.  Please stop our booth where we can discuss how predictive safety analytics can help improve safety at your company. Meanwhile, check out this short…

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Benford’s Law, Part 2

In a prior blog post we showed Benford's Law in action at Lowe's.  There we indicated that a popular use of Benford's Law is to flag potentially suspect expense reports for a closer look.  So we decided to try it…

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Add Weather to your IoT Data

If you have a smart factory initiative you likely use sensor data from a historian system like PI from OSISoft.  Using that data in a predictive sense can help improve OEE (overall equipment effectiveness:  availability; performance; quality).  The classic examples…

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First Analytics at SAS Global Forum 2018

For the fourth year in a row, First Analytics will sponsor SAS Global Forum.  Please visit us at booth 14 in the Quad.  We'd love to talk to you about how you can better utilize SAS in your organization.  We support various solutions…

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Data Science Buzzword Bingo

File this under the "Fun" category (or perhaps "sarcasm").  If you are not familiar with the Buzzword Bingo game, you can read about it here. The next time you sit through a vendor's pitch, or a speech from senior management, print…

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First Analytics Joins the National Safety Council

 First Analytics has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education…

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An Overlooked Opportunity for the IoT: Safety

Nearly all applications related to sensor and machine data aim to improve operational efficiency.   For example in manufacturing plants, understanding what contributes to unscheduled downtime, and thus productivity, is a prevalent use case.  Factors impacting quality and reducing scrap product…

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