- September 30, 2015
- GE Digital
September 30, 2015 - GE updates Brilliant Manufacturing Suite software with an OEE Performance Analyzer, Production Execution Supervisor and Production Quality Analyzer.
OEE Performance Analyzer - transforms real-time machine data into actionable production efficiency metrics so that Plant Managers can reduce unplanned downtime, maximize yield and increase equipment utilization.
Production Execution Supervisor - digitizes orders, process steps, instructions and documentation with information pulled directly from ERP and PLM systems. Factories are able to ship higher quality products and deliver new product introductions faster by getting the right information in the right hands to focus on the highest priority manufacturing tasks.
Production Quality Analyzer - real-time identification of quality data boundaries that catch non-conforming events before they occur. Quality engineers can analyze this information to identify patterns and trends that enable factories to ship higher quality products faster.
Product Genealogy Manager - builds a record of all personnel, equipment, raw materials, sub-assemblies and tools used to produce finished goods. Service personnel can respond to customer and regulatory inquiries with confidence, knowing who, what, when, where and how for an individual shipment.
The Brilliant Manufacturing Suite allows customers to begin to realize their own vision of a Brilliant Factory. Integrating and aggregating data from design to service and leveraging analytics to support optimal decision-making allows manufacturers to drive improvements in end-to-end production. Analyzing data in context and providing the right information at the right time allows for better decision support throughout the manufacturing process. Data-driven analytics encompassing machines, material, people and process will transform the factories of today into Brilliant Factories.
“Our Brilliant Factory capabilities provide process and production data when and where we need it, accelerating our learning and significantly decreasing time to issue resolution,” said James Czelusniak, Brilliant Factory Optimization Leader, GE Power & Water.
Brilliant Manufacturing Suite leverages GE’s Predix platform for edge-to-cloud connectivity, security and manufacturing analytics. Predix capabilities are extended with a partner ecosystem that includes Cisco and PTC. Together, these solutions implement GE’s Brilliant Manufacturing Suite.
“In the past, manufacturers may have instrumented a critical piece of equipment or optimized one aspect of the manufacturing process,” continued Bennett. “However, what we have learned is that connecting information upstream and downstream is critical when optimizing the factory. It is important to create a repeatable, consistent and cost effective approach to connecting machines thereby providing the visibility necessary to form the foundation of the Digital Thread across the complete enterprise where projects flex with business changes and priorities.”
“GE’s Brilliant Manufacturing Suite has enabled significant reduction in unplanned machine downtime resulting in higher plant efficiency,” said Bryce Poland, Advanced Manufacturing Brilliant Factory Leader, GE Transportation. “As part of our Digital Thread strategy, we will increase our machines and materials connectivity by 400% in 2016.”
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