Finding Van Goghs in the Dungeon: Unlocking the Value of Trapped Data in the PS System

Chuck McCormick, PE, MS EnvE; BS ChE Moderator
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Malvern, PA 
United States of America
Samir Menon Presenter
Washington, DC 
United States of America
Tue, 9/10: 11:30 AM  - 12:00 PM 
Express Session 
Greater Columbus Convention Center 
Room: A 211, A 212 


Many users of product stewardship systems will attest to the frustration of entering large volumes of data into the system and not getting adequate value back in return. In fact, a number of these systems are built in a way such that the front-line employees, who bear the heavy burden of accurate data entry, get little in return for their efforts.

Over a period of time, reporting and analytics have created better dashboards for senior leadership, but these outputs are still being treated as silos. With participants, we will explore ways to break free from these silos and truly drive enhanced operational performance by sharing and utilizing the value trapped in the vaults / dungeons of product stewardship systems to enhance decision making and mitigate enterprise risk.

Furthermore, most product stewardship systems are transactional by nature. Effective visualization of these transactions can provide tremendous opportunities for efficiency. In addition by applying analytics and visualization to the actual process, statistics can enable the identification of key choke or failure points in the process. This will also set the stage for the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the product stewardship space.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

1. Implementing analytics and visualization to be more effective and efficient
2. Generate changes in system design to help "unlock" valuable data
3. Create additional metrics related to process statistics to help address potential failure points 

Learning/Experience Level



Product Stewardship Management Systems