|[February 10, 2014]
GE Extends Software Suite to Facilitate Manufacturing Transformation Enabled by the Industrial Internet
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Today at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, GE Intelligent
Platforms (NYSE: GE) announced significant updates to its
industry-leading suite of Proficy® Manufacturing software. These
solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic
objectives of today's manufacturers as they transform their operations
to meet the new realities of business potential enabled by the
Industrial Internet. New capabilities are currently being shipped in the
company's Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise,
Vision, Datamart, Tracker software applications as well as the
breakthrough Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete.
Proficy software provides users with the most comprehensive solutions
for continuous improvement initiatives with a focus on quality,
responsiveness to customer demands, and execution to increase production
capacity and efficiency. According to a recent
poll by LNS Research, manufacturing executives pegged the following
imperatives as strategic:
66% said consistent quality
56% said responsiveness to customer demands
49% said increasing production capacity and capabilities
"Proficy Manufacturing applications are robust, scalable tools that help
manufacturers have better visibility across the business/plant floor,"
said Don Busiek, General Manager Manufacturing Software for G
Intelligent Platforms. "And, all of the updates are driven by our
customers as we constantly seek their input into our design process."
All Proficy software provides "out-of-the-box" solutions making it easy
and for customers to deploy and see value quickly. And, the proven
platform is designed to ultimately enable manufacturing stability
through harmonized supply chain, marketing and innovation within the
plant. Proficy software provides a holistic plant floor user experience
not available from other solution providers.
"The transformation of the manufacturing process today is driven by the
explosion of data from today's connected machines, enabled by the
Industrial Internet," said Busiek. "This data can help improve both the
top and bottom line of a business improving customer service, shortening
lead times, improving production performance and operations efficiently,
all while avoiding costly mistakes."
The Proficy Manufacturing software solutions take the information that
is scattered throughout the organization, where interrelationships are
difficult to understand and sometimes out of date, and provide a common
way to navigate with timely and relevant insight and easy access enabled
by the Industrial Internet.
"The challenges of manufacturers today - produce products faster, reduce
WIP, maintain tight control on quality, streamline the supply chain,
reduce warranty costs - are pervasive globally," concluded Busiek. "Our
goal is to enable manufacturers to enable their operators to be more
efficient, more productive and their businesses to be more profitable. Proficy
addresses their business drivers - balancing production workloads,
reduce rework, meet regulatory constraints, collaborate across an
extended enterprise, and build right first time, among others."
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