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An awesome milestone with this challenge we hit the big 10. It’s been an incredible past few months and the work produced in the challenges has just been spectacular, innovative and in some cases incredible.
We started the challenge to help provide an opportunity to get hands on and implement the skills that you are learning.
We are continuously trying to improve and enhance the challenge offering at Enterprise DNA and that’s why there are going to be some super exciting changes coming in the near future.
We truly believe that the challenge is an excellent opportunity for all our members and non-members to get involved and enhance their Power BI capabilities. We already have a number of excellent prizes and categories available, but we’ve got some seriously cool stuff lined up and its coming soon so watch this space!
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First time participant winner
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To learn more about the challenge be sure to check out the forum post below.
You are working with a manufacturer who receive and order a number of raw materials which are then used in production or for general maintenance.
Currently there is no procurement system in place and no way for the companies to validate which suppliers are providing us with quality goods and which are not.
There is also no consistency between different plants and the vendors we are purchasing from.
The programme management team have identified the need to centralise and understand supplier quality as a priority.
There has been a major effort in recent weeks to consolidate the data.
The team have now managed to gather data from across the plants with information around the material, defect and vendor.
They have also managed to get the number of defected materials and also provided a value for the minutes of downtime caused by the defected material.
The management team are now looking for some help to visualise and extrapolate the findings from this data.
Enterprise Manufacturers Ltd are slowly adopting Power Bi within their organisation as such one of the analysts has made an effort at starting to model the data.
Given the importance of the project and urgency management have decided to enlist the experts to get this over the line.
Some key questions the business want answering are;
Which vendors/plants are causing the greatest defect quantity?
Which vendors/plants are causing the greatest downtime?
Is there a particular combination of material and vendor that perform poorly?
Is there a particular combination of Vendor and plant that performs poorly?
How does the same vendor and material perform across different plants?
The business are hoping that you can help answer these questions and maybe even provide some insights that they may have overlooked.
UPDATE Re @alexbadiu question around purchase amounts
At the moment this data is not available as the business are struggling to get the data out of the system.
It has been agreed that if the management team see value in this first iteration of Power BI development they would be willing to invest in the technical expertise required to extract the purchasing quantity.
The management team are happy to accept in this first instance they wont be able to see percentage of defects compare to purchased amount.
SUBMISSION DUE DATE - Monday, 13th December 2020 (PST)
Please can you all submit your PBIX files to firstname.lastname@example.org
The data set can be downloaded below.
Challenge 10 supplier data.xlsx (311.6 KB)
Best of luck!
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