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