According to recent research performed by GE Digital and IndustryWeek, 1-in-4 companies stated that “they are just not there yet technologically” when it comes to digital transformation.
It’s time to overcome the internal barriers to digital transformation. Here’s how some companies were able to drive success.
Subaru is a great example of how automation software, industrial data management, and analysis can have a huge impact on productivity. Subaru is the fastest growing automotive company in the USA and over the last 12 years, GE Digital’s Proficy suite of products has helped them to:
- Increase production volume by 300%, meeting annual demand growth without increasing the size of production facilities
- Deliver the fastest turnaround time for any car in the USA; only 24 days from order to completion
- Increased uptime in their trim shop to 98.6% in 2018 (following eight years of increased uptime and quality improvements
While Subaru’s journey started with GE Digital’s HMI/SCADA, the team enhanced its innovation and optimization even further with historian, MES and APM.
Similarly, Symeta Hybrid – which prints and mails more than 1,800,000 personalized pages for its customers every day – was able to achieve 99% delivery reliability. The company built on a foundation of GE Digital’s HMI/SCADA, enhancing with MES and scheduling solutions. Now, the team has 100% reason visibility into downtime for optimization.
Lastly, Yuria-Pharm, a specialized pharmaceutical corporation, implemented a three-level manufacturing solution with local control and automation of process sections, supervisory control, and analytics. Among other results, Yuria-Pharm has achieved a 20% increase in OEE, 70% decrease in productivity losses, and an 80% decrease in downtime.