GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the Proficy® Accelerator for Centerlining, enabling continuous improvement and resolution of problems due to variability in a move to full process reliability and stability.
Centerlining is the next solution in the company’s ever-growing line of Proficy Accelerator software and services offerings, delivering functionality in a low-risk, extremely rapid manner by using a proven, template-based approach.
Companies today need a way to automatically track all the data they accumulate from operations, figure out what is ‘normal’ and when things are off track so they can ‘manage by exception’.
Centerlining, also called run-to-target, helps reduce variability and increase efficiency. The goal of the Proficy Accelerator for Centerlining is to reduce costs due to material losses and other waste from process and product variability as well as increase throughput and yield.
Proficy Accelerator for Centerlining solution focuses on rapidly identifying process and product inconsistencies, performing statistical analysis to improve control as well as managing and improving operations in real-time.
This solution will drive operational excellence to improve product quality, reduce rework as well as the risks associated with product safety and ultimately enable a sustainable competitive advantage.
“Through our long history in the software business, we have continually enhanced our solutions to drive continuous improvement programs allowing companies to build on their progress along a consistent set of milestones,” said Sheila Kester, General Manager for GE Intelligent Platforms’ Operations Management Software.
“This Operational Excellence journey starts with plant level efficiencies and builds upon analytics across the production network for improved planning and execution. Proficy Accelerator solutions allow manufacturers to quickly implement the Proficy Software Platform to take advantage of these gains.”
Proficy Accelerator consists of powerful, out-of-the-box solutions that can rapidly demonstrate business value from the Proficy Software platform in as little as 30 days with minimal risk. It is an easy way to prove the value of Proficy and jumpstart the Operational Excellence journey.
In addition to the Centerlining solution, GE Intelligent Platforms has also introduced:
- Proficy Accelerator for Production Efficiency allows manufacturers to maximise the utilisation of their plant assets.
- Proficy Accelerator for Change Management drives increased efficiency of personnel and productivity.
- Proficy Accelerator for Manufacturing Energy Management correlates energy costs with manufacturing production, rapidly enabling sustainable operational excellence and energy cost savings.
- Proficy Accelerator for Packaging Performance utilises an operator-centric performance management paradigm to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), production rate, availability and order fulfilment while reducing waste and labour costs.
Proficy Accelerator solutions are the latest examples of how GE’s $4 billion-a-year software and solutions services businesses are helping customers improve productivity.