Skip to main content
Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

AkzoNobel Connects People, Plants, and Data with GE Digital

20 %

Increase in capacity

Lead time

Decreased lead time to customer delivery

Traceability

Increased traceabilty

Introduction

Company

AkzoNobel

Industry

Chemical

Products

Proficy Plant Applications, ROB-EX Scheduler

Product Categories

Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Introduction

AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals plant in Columbus, MI manufactures and sells expandable microspheres around the world. 

Challenges

A need for better traceability and scheduling

The chemical site was still managing its raw material information, processes, and finished products on paper, and didn’t have a system that was able to trace what batch number each customer delivery was associated with.

Solutions

Results

A vision for global planning

By leveraging Plant Applications from GE Digital, AkzoNobel was able to transform its operations—increasing capacity by 20%, decreasing lead times, and improving traceability to better serve its customers.

Explore GE Digital's Manufacturing Apps

GE Digital's MES software for manufacturers helps optimize operationsGE Digital's MES software for manufacturers helps optimize operations
Industrial Software

Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Reach manufacturing excellence through Industrial IoT insights and intelligence.

header-manufacturing-bottling-45071019-3200x1404.jpgheader-manufacturing-bottling-45071019-3200x1404.jpg
Industrial Apps

Proficy Plant Applications

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

Related customer stories

141 Results
Proficy Operations Analytics helps a major film manufacturer reduce downtime events
Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Film Manufacturer Cuts Downtime with Predictive Analytics

Read how Proficy Operations Analytics helped a major film manufacturer reduce downtime events.

GE Digital software assist Coca-Cola bottlers | HMI/SCADA
Food & Beverage, CPG

Visible Data Means Operations Excellence for Coca-Cola

Read how Coca Cola uses Proficy software to streamline refreshment production. This article first appeared in Control magazine.