Original article: http://www.havlena.net/en/business-analytics-intelligence/predictive-analytics-project-in-automotive-industry/
I had a chance to work on a predictive analytics project for a US car manufacturer. The goal of the project was to evaluate the feasibility to use Big Data analysis solutions for manufacturing to solve different operational needs. The objective was to determine a business case and identify a technical solution (vendor). Our task was to analyze production history data and predict car inspection failures from the production line. We obtained historical data on defects on the car, how the car moved along the assembly line and car specific information like engine type, model, color, transmission type, and so on. The data covered the whole manufacturing history for one year. We used IBM BigInsights and SPSS Modeler to make the predictions.