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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

Plant Applications

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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.

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