In the world of modern manufacturing and distribution, operations leaders are evaluating production metrics every day – a blue-collar version of the NYSE Big Board. And as businesses race to keep up with this modernization, they acquire technology that allows real time, 24/7 access to these same production metrics. The result is a NYSE Big Board that never closes for the day… these operations leaders wake up, grab their smart phones and check the numbers. They check the numbers when they get to the office and again at lunch. They get one last check before the commute home and then one more peek before the lights go off at night. Production metrics are everywhere, hunting down the operational bottlenecks, shutdowns and challenges.