GE Fanuc and Wipro to collaborate on automotive production management

  • August 23, 2007
  • GE Digital
  • News
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, AUGUST 23, 2007 - GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced that it and Solution Provider Wipro Technologies will work together globally to provide the Automotive industry with solutions in the Production Management area. This relationship will provide significant value to customers looking to integrate their Production Management and ERP systems by leveraging Wipro’s knowledge of GE Fanuc Production Management solutions and their expertise in ERP. Areas of business focus and expertise include:
  • Communicating production engineering inputs to product design to support design for manufacturability
  • Driving enterprise operations efficiency to cut down costs
  • Integrating sales and operations planning processes to facilitate faster customer response
  • Focusing on enterprise-level quality processes to enhance customer loyalty
  • Enterprise application offerings across CAD, CAE, PLM, SCM, ERP and CRM
  • Manufacturing operations management expertise across shop floor controllers, HMI/SCADA, MES and EMI levels “GE Fanuc and Wipro Technologies have substantial experience and shared relationships with the leaders in the Automotive industry, making this arrangement beneficial to our clients,” said Sudip Banerjee, President, Enterprise Solutions for Wipro Technologies. “The manufacturing operations of automotive industry present large scale implementation challenges that are well-served by this arrangement. This alliance is a building block in Wipro’s overall solution strategy to enable a Collaborative Value Network for our Manufacturing clients.” “This is a significant step towards increasing reach as well as establishing complementary expertise in execution,” said Ed Martin, Chief Marketing Officer for GE Fanuc Automation. “Wipro Technologies is a well-respected provider of implementation services in Production Management. Couple that expertise with GE Fanuc’s industry-leading Proficy solutions and we have a winning solution for customers.” Wipro’s Partha Mukherjee, Head Center of Excellence (COE) Automotive industry will speak at GE Fanuc’s Discover 2007 Users Conference in St. Louis, October 22-25, 2007. The title of his presentation is “Startup New Lines on Time and On Budget With More Flexibility.” The scope of the agreement covers services, point solution development and joint go-to-market activities. Wipro’s knowledge of supply chain, plant floor operations, enterprise technologies and business processes will enable timely and effective deployment of GE Fanuc Production Management solutions. Proficy products encompass an integrated suite of applications providing execution, logistics, quality, tracking, reporting and visibility throughout all of a company’s plant operations on any scale. The Proficy family of products includes: Proficy Tracker, Proficy Plant Applications, Proficy HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY and iFIX, as well as Proficy Historian, Proficy Change Management and Proficy Real-Time Information Portal. Wipro is also a pioneer in quality execution programs. They are the world’s first IT company to embrace Six Sigma, a core GE value in meeting the needs of customers on a global basis, within a services environment. About Wipro Technologies Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development center’s. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS’ are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. About GE Fanuc Automation GE Fanuc Automation Corporation, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE:GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services for virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Enterprise Solutions and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. Learn More

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