Nowhere are the principles of Lean manufacturing more deeply ingrained than in the automotive industry. Automobile manufacturers have a long history of Lean principle adoption: including 5s, value stream mapping, kan-ban, and level-loading. However, manufacturers in this industry do not have the same reputation for adopting technology to support these principles. In fact, common perception points towards the opposite being true, which is why the following results are so compelling. To facilitate the plans automotive manufacturers have with regard to increasing the effectiveness of operational excellence programs and increasing real time KPI and OEE measurement capabilities, it is imperative they continue adopting the Best-In-Class strategies.