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Proficy Plant Applications

Improve efficiency, production management and quality with a proven, modular MES for process, discrete and mixed manufacturing

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Leverage real-time production data to optimize operations

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Proficy Plant Applications from GE Digital is a powerful operations management solution for process, discrete, and mixed manufacturers – spanning food and beverage and consumer packaged goods to aviation and electronics. This MES solution collects and analyzes data, and helps manage highly automated, fast-moving processes as well as slower moving, labor-intensive jobs.

 

Proven and developed for 25+ years with thousands of implementations around the world, Proficy Plant Applications automates and integrates information-related activities for managing production execution and performance optimization. It helps balance competing priorities of production operations for maximized operational effectiveness and profitability. As a single, seamless MES solution across manufacturing environments, Proficy Plant Applications reduces costs and saves time.

#1 MES out of 19 vendors in a 2021 report

Proficy Plant Applications 2022

December 8, 2021
11:00 AM Eastern US / 5:00 PM Central European Time

 

What’s our focus? Faster time to solution, better user experience, and expanded functionality to support our promise of being your single, seamless MES across process, discrete and mixed manufacturing.

 

Learn about Proficy Plant Applications 2022 with new features such as easier install and upgrade, low-code data flow engine, additional plug-ins with Proficy Operations Hub, ERP integration enhancements, significant UX improvements, support for 100+ lot execution, route enhancements, and more.

 

Register for our Proficy 2022 webinar series

Drive results by combining people, process, and data

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Proficy Plant Applications: Learning Webinar Series

Take advantage of this special webinar series for Proficy Plant Applications users to learn about enhancements you can add to your existing MES solution.  All five webinars are now available on demand:

 

  • Achieve Centralized, Remote and Mobile Operations with Real-Time KPI Visibility and Dashboards
  • Improve OEE and Quality with Analytics
  • Improve Production Scheduling to Increase Customer Satisfaction and Productivity
  • Consolidate and Transform Manufacturing Data to the Cloud for Increased Visibility and Value
  • Optimize at Enterprise Scale with Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics

 

2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution System Report

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GE Digital has scored in the top four across these Critical Capabilities: Process Quality Management, Data Management/Data Collection, Production Equipment Integration, and Enterprise Integration Architecture in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report.  

 

This report details how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are foundational to smart factories and digital manufacturing and places us among the four highest vendors across all use cases; second in Batch / Repetitive Flow Manufacturing and Highly Regulated Industries use cases.

 

Align your manufacturing requirements with the critical capabilities you need in your business.

Proficy Plant Applications with Proficy Operations Hub

Welcome to the new MES. Watch this series of 4 minute videos. 

  • Proficy Plant Applications | video | MES Equipment Screen | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES Equipment Screen

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES Equipment Screen

    What does a supervisor see? Learn what the out-of-the-box MES Equipment Screen displays and how you can drill into OEE, quality, and performance.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: MES from Supervisor to Operator | Video

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES from Supervisor to Operator

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES from Supervisor to Operator

    Your real-time equipment data can drive new levels of information at your fingertips through the MES Equipment Screen.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: MES Operator View | Video | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES Operator View

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES Operator View

    The out-of-the-box Operator Screen can show only the information that a particular operator needs, including downtime reasons and duration for a machine.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications:  MES Custom Screens with Proficy Operations Hub’s Designer Tool

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES Custom Screens with Proficy Operations Hub’s Designer Tool

    Proficy Plant Applications: MES Custom Screens with Proficy Operations Hub’s Designer Tool

    Watch how easy it is to create custom MES screens for Proficy Plant Applications with Proficy Operations Hub’s Designer Tool.

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  • roficy Plant Applications:  Add MES Plug Ins to Custom Screens | Video

    Proficy Plant Applications: Add MES Plug Ins to Custom Screens

    Proficy Plant Applications: Add MES Plug Ins to Custom Screens

    Custom MES screens couldn’t be easier with Proficy Plant Applications and Proficy Operations Hub’s Designer tool.

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  • Proficy plant applications demo | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: e-Signature Demo

    Proficy Plant Applications: e-Signature Demo

    See how to use the electronic signature in the MES activities screens.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Statistical Process Control | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Statistical Process Control

    Proficy Plant Applications: Statistical Process Control

    Watch how to perform quality SPC checks within the web client.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Mandatory Variables | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Mandatory Variables

    Proficy Plant Applications: Mandatory Variables

    Watch how Proficy Plant Applications allows you to define “mandatory checks” in order to complete the related activities.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Alarms

    Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Alarms

    Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Alarms

    See how to access alarm notifications from the Proficy Plant Applications web client: browsing, sorting, acknowledging and getting more information related to an…

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Working with Process Orders | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Working with Process Orders

    Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Working with Process Orders

    Watch how to manage process orders in Proficy Plant Applications using the Process Order app in the web client: edit, delete, access the details of the PO, schedule…

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Waste Display | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Waste Display

    Proficy Plant Applications: Operator View - Waste Display

    See how to use the Waste Display app from Proficy Plant Applications: how to customize the waste view based on the events, products, units, etc.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Route Editor | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Route Editor

    Proficy Plant Applications: Route Editor

    See how to create routes using the Proficy Plant Applications Route Editor: create a custom route, add the required operations, and save it.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 1 | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 1

    Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 1

    Walk you through how an operator would use the operator screens to execute an order in two different ways: either using the work queue or the Unit Operations screen…

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 2 | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 2

    Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 2

    This is part 2 of the video showing the execution of an order using the Unit Operations screen, with a focus on entering execution parameters for the order.

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  • Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 3 | GE Digital

    Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 3

    Proficy Plant Applications: Unit Operations, Part 3

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Maximize operational effectiveness with Proficy Plant Applications

Decrease costs while increasing agility

Reduce costs and improve agility with one MES solution that uniquely serves your discrete, process, and mixed manufacturing requirements.

Improve operations efficiency and productivity

Increase operational effectiveness by understanding operations performance down to the individual asset.

Increase product and process quality

Quality management ensures consistent quality in your products, providing real-time trends, statistics, and notifications to control quality levels while keeping up with the speed of your business.

Enable Lean and continuous improvement

Improve performance with capabilities designed to solve the toughest manufacturing challenges and drive Continuous Improvement – while leveraging GE’s renowned expertise in Lean, as one of the largest manufacturers in the world.

Reduce rework, risk of errors and waste

With increased visibility into data and quality, you can reduce rework and the risk of errors, while staying current on recall information. Drive precision with the ability to visualize, analyze, optimize, and execute with a closed-loop solution.

Speed deployment and the right actions

Leverage faster deployment with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, accelerating implementation and ROI. Also, accelerate the right response with a completely new UX, offering both operators and supervisors a personalized, modern user experience.

Read how our customers maximize OEE, improve production scheduling and help ensure product quality with real-time data.

Features of Proficy Plant Applications

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Efficiency management

The Efficiency Management module tracks and monitors overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and other critical key performance indicators, downtime, waste, and production counts, MTBF, MTTR, and more.

 

  • Automatically or manually associate events with causes and then analyze to identify root causes
  • Summarize and analyze data by context
  • Correlate events and reasons to actual production parameters. Utilize standard & ad-hoc reports, and dashboards for real-time decisions

 

Explore the importance of OEE and close the productivity gap.

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Quality management

The Quality Management module ensures consistent quality in your products, providing real-time trends, statistics, SPC, and notifications to control quality levels. It integrates process, inspection, and test data from both manual and automated sources and houses this information in one, integrated place – including support for 21 CFR Part 11.

 

Quality Management also attaches operator comments, specifications, recipes, and procedure documents to this information.

 

 

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Production management & tracking

Define and revision control the route and operations required to make a specific product on a specific line. The Production Management module oversees production operations, including functions to control product flow between equipment, develop product genealogy reports, and make schedule changes to reduce excess inventory. It supports production schedule execution and product tracking against scheduled completion times with adjustments to optimize efficiencies.

 

Production management supports full traceability of individual products through every step of the manufacturing process allowing for auditable genealogy and production reporting.

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Batch analysis

With our unique layered applications approach and interface to standards-based commercially available batch execution systems, the Batch Analysis module is a great fit for both new and existing systems. It supports ISA-88 recipe analysis for products as formulation (BOM), procedures, and equipment.

 

Batch Analysis also provides analysis of scheduled and completed recipes and generates electronic batch records (EBR) to help increase the overall quality and consistency of products.

Quick Start for OEE

Achieve faster time to value with OEE visualization through expert implementation services, trusted deployment, and reliable training.  

Testimonials

Proficy Plant Applications is taking us to the next phase of our migration to a single shop floor MES. We are excited and already setting up the integrations to our Oracle ERP which will make this a truly enterprise application. The expanded Non-Conformance capabilities will allow us to further consolidate our quality applications into Plant Applications which in turn allows us to achieve our goal of minimizing the number off applications on the shop floor. The new receiving capability will allow us to expand our receiving inspection and sampling capabilities all in one system. The continued evolution and new web displays will allow our shop floor employees to work more efficiently and with better quality in their jobs. We are in the middle of a complete redesign of our Supply Chain to modernize our platforms and consolidate those applications, and Proficy Plant Applications will be a pillar in that system.

We found that as the years went on, we were collecting more and more big data. And we were able to utilize a lot of tools from GE Digital to analyze that data and turn ourselves into an algorithmic-type organization.

One of the reasons for choosing Proficy was that it is an open system that can be directly integrated with our other systems.

What is of greatest significance is that we now know what is wrong with the line. Thanks to automatic registration of stoppages, we know their causes and how much time they actually consume.

Data is really important to us to improve stability of the operation. GE provided the most complete software suite for our needs.

Value Workshop from GE Digital

Manufacturers are faced with unprecedented and unpredictable times, where disruption has been felt globally and no rule book exists. Partner with GE Digital to develop an action plan for rapid digital transformation wins based on industry-proven value cases and ROI.

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