So we must first start with the cost of the raw materials we need to make our products. Obviously all prices in general have rised lately, and in that situation Power BI has been extremely useful to me, much more than ever.
You go constantly and daily watching and monitoring the “on-line production” in the plant and from there with the data offered by the program, between costs in euros, and the number of hours and employees, from there you get the costs of manufacturing, and then, applying adequate margins, you determine the final PVP of the resulting products. Todo eso sin el Power BI sería una pesadilla de manejar en comparación. That’s what technology has to do, to make life easier for humans… Can you imagine doing dozens of calculations a day by hand and without using a calculator? Well, that’s more or less how I would feel without the program. But hey, what am I going to tell you if you know it well.
Yes, another key point is the issue of logistics and transportation. I’ve been working on it just before talking to you.
With the rise in fuel prices and all the noise and cost increases in the transport sector, you are totally forced (more than ever) to calculate the issue of shipments to the millimeter to ensure the maximum possible profitability. And Power BI is a huge help. And I prefer not to tell more specific details. My competitors could then read it and learn something.
Do you mean to know Power BI? I don’t know, some surely do, it depends on the company and its size… Perhaps some know it but could be misusing it, or use it worse than us and not take advantage of it. And honestly, if that’s the case, I hope they keep it like that (laughs).
I really like the amount of real-time data that you can see, and its presentation in graphs of all kinds, all personalized and adapted to our preferences and needs.
Well, thank you very much for your time and for granting them the interview, good luck to you and keep your numbers green.
You’re welcome, in life you have to have a certain reciprocity, and you have done a good job for us with the implementation. See you next time!