US Synthetic cuts the scrap with QlikView business analysis


Regio: United States
Omzet: N/A
Bedrijfstak: Industriele Machinerieën
Functie: Finance, Human Resources, Operations

"QlikView has made my team look like heroes. With it, we are able to give everyone — from top management to line managers on the plant floor — the tools and ability to make decisions based on data, not hunches. And we do so within days, sometimes hours."

Todd Graham, IT Business Analyst, US Synthetic Corporation


  • Industry leader in the development and production of polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDCs) for oil and gas exploration.
  • Subsidiary of Dover Corporation
  • More of the world’s energy suppliers rely on US Synthetic than any other PDC manufacturer.
  • The company employs over 600 people, and is located in Orem, Utah


  • Increase flexibility for new reporting demands and ad hoc analysis
  • Develop and/or implement solutions that provide valid, accessible and useful information at all levels within the organization.
  • Integrate and analyze large amounts of data from ERP systems.


  • Deployed QlikView Server and Publisher to 50 employees for operational analysis in only one week.
  • Analyzes yields and production, lead time, customer profitability, and safety rates.
  • Easily supports analysis and visibility while handling the large data volume of millions of records.


  • Significantly lowered scrap rate.
  • Enabled real-time access to yields and production data that once took five days of prep time each month.
  • Empowered end users to perform their own changes and customizations.
  • Avoided need to hire approximately one or two additional employees for data analysis and eliminated two full time data entry/clerical positions.

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