GE Intelligent Platforms has released significant updates to its suite of Proficy Manufacturing software.
These solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of manufacturers as they transform their operations to meet the new realities of business potential enabled by the Industrial Internet.
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 help manufacturers have better visibility across the business/plant floor, accroding to Don Busiek, General Manager Manufacturing Software for GE Intelligent Platforms.
“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 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.
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