GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the availability of the Proficy SmartStart for Manufacturing Energy Management Solution SmartStart is a packaged software and services solution that offers a proven approach to energy savings within manufacturing that is low risk.
SmartStart Manufacturing Energy Management Solution software provides critical insight into energy usage and helps customers reduce energy costs, identify sources of energy waste, improve production planning, and drive energy management best practices. All of this while correlating energy costs with manufacturing production.
Sheila Kester, General Manager, Operations Management Software for GE Intelligent Platforms said “As energy price volatility continues, manufacturers are coming under increasing pressure to proactively manage their energy consumption. Most companies have not factored energy consumption into their tactical production planning/execution decisions or strategic planning because they don't have the right data in the appropriate context. Timely visibility to this important data at a local level (manufacturing area, equipment, and product) will allow companies to optimize their production-related energy consumption.”
The SmartStart Manufacturing Energy Management Solution software is a value-added application of proficy software components that can be deployed rapidly to provide comprehensive insights into the energy profile and consumption at each manufacturing site.
The software package provides:
- Integrates Manufacturing Energy Management into Operational Excellence programs
- Manufacturing context (product, batch, lot, equipment) to energy usage
- Provides timely and accurate energy consumption data for performance management reporting and analysis
- Real-time visualization of contextualized energy information which enables manufacturing personnel to optimize planning and execution decisions
SmartStart offerings deliver standard, configurable capabilities of Proficy while avoiding the cost and risk of custom coding or system development. They capitalize on the extensive application expertise of GE Intelligent Platforms’ solutions ecosystem and the structured evaluation period to improve time-to-value and reduce total cost of ownership for our customers. They also offer scalability and extensibility by establishing a foundation that enables rapid expansion to other production lines and/or additional Operations Management functionality.