WestRock’s paper mills are scattered all across the globe and are continually producing paper and packaging goods for businesses and consumers alike. While paper and packaging are the primary output, each of those mills produce a whole lot of something else: operational data. WestRock continually collects that data to optimize production. But analyzing the data proved to be difficult. Teams were mired in hours’ worth of spreadsheets, delaying important insights and subsequent decisions. “Today at WestRock, we have tons and tons of data—and it’s really difficult for any one person to get all the information they need out of it in a timely fashion,” said Andre Perez, IT product manager at WestRock during the 2020 PI World online conference.