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Industry is a game of inches. We play to win.

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This season every gain counts, and our sport is no different. At industrial scale, incremental gains make a huge impact, and GE helps improve companies in our most vital industries: energy, transportation, water, and healthcare. A great coach finds the best players for every situation. We pair people with the right equipment and technologies, providing groundbreaking solutions for our customers’ toughest challenges. Let us show you how...

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The rules of the Game
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Keep the streak alive
Keep the streak alive
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Control the Clock
Control the Clock
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Teamwork Wins Championships
Teamwork Wins Championships
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Start Fast
Start Fast
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See the Whole Field
See the Whole Field
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Give 110%
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Wind Is A Factor
Wind Is A Factor
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Rules of the game #1

Keep the streak alive

Momentum is the name of the game. And GE’s Trip Optimizer is a revolutionary platform that helps railroads work more efficiently. It uses big data to calculate a train’s ideal speed as it hits curves and chugs up hills. The less a train pumps the brakes along the journey, the more money it saves on fuel.

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On-board computers, GPS, and advanced algorithms allow Trip Optimizer to monitor and survey each route in real time—around sweeping curves and over windy mountain passes—and adjust the throttle and dynamic brakes to improve fuel efficiency and cut down on emissions. If every train in North America used Trip Optimizer, it would have the environmental impact of taking one million cars off the road each year.

Even a 1% industry-wide improvement in fuel efficiency across North America could mean $140 million in annual savings.

Trip Optimizer can help slash fuel bills and improve bottom lines. Rail companies like CSX and BNSF have seen fuel savings between 3% and 17% per trip, depending on the size of the train and the route it travels. When it costs rail companies less money to move goods, it could mean cheaper prices when those goods hit stores.

CSX, one of the early adopters, has implemented Trip Optimizer on 1,500 locomotives and reduced fuel use by an average of 7%. The system is now deployed on over 4,000 locomotives in North America and has accumulated over 190 million successful miles.

Trip Optimizer is here to help make rail an even better way to move freight. Not only does it cut down on emissions and save energy, its dynamic understanding of terrain and weather minimizes trip time. In a competitive landscape that's always evolving, it's a game-changing tool primed to help rail stay ahead of the curve.

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Rules of the game #2

Control the Clock

Every minute counts. But the average flight wastes time and fuel, operating 18% to 22% less efficiently than it could. GE’s Flight Efficiency Services (FES) provides airlines with a singular technology that helps improve aircraft utilization, limit fuel consumption, and trim operating costs for even the biggest airlines.

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FES can help cut down overhead. AirAsia planes go through 12 million barrels of fuel annually, which accounts for 50% of their business cost. Our progressive solution has helped them save over 1% on their fuel bill. If other airlines employed FES, that seemingly small 1% reduction in jet fuel could total $30 billion in industry-wide savings over 15 years.

Flight Efficiency Services provides airlines with technology that helps improve aircraft utilization, limit fuel consumption, and trim operating costs

Information is our secret weapon. Data is mined from hundreds of sensors on the aircraft that monitor engine performance, temperature, and power consumption. We used this trove of data to help AirAsia better manage their vast fleet in a way they never thought possible. By bringing industry experts and analytics together, we were able to reveal previously hidden patterns and time-saving opportunities.

Our fuel management dashboard integrates individual flight details with up-to-the-minute operational, weather, trajectory correction, navigation, and terrain data. This dynamic stream of information has allowed AirAsia to better tackle problems as they happen, making FES now essential to every flight.

Once wheels are up, it’s not just about fuel usage. FES works to improve taxi times and fuel consumption on the tarmac. Every minute that a plane runs only one engine during its taxi—instead of the excessive two—is equivalent to the cost of a pint of Guinness. And when you run over 950 flights a day, that’s a big bar tab. Incremental savings during every leg of the flight turn into dramatically reduced bottom lines.

Over the last decade, international commercial-airline business has experienced meteoric growth, expanding at a rate two to three times faster than the global economy. FES will help airlines meet that growing demand, minimize costs, and—most importantly—keep frequent flyers on time and happy.

Rules of the game #3

Teamwork Wins Championships

The most balanced teams go the distance. And it takes a clear organizational philosophy and creative game plan to maximize production from any roster. GE’s Unified Operations (UO) helps international oil and gas companies connect equipment across the world, minimize unplanned downtime, and boost production.

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The best coaches have a constant read on their players. Our solution can help an international oil company monitor its entire fleet of equipment, regardless of location. By creating a single stream of data visualization and interaction, onshore and offshore operations—including natural gas, deepwater, and oil sands—can be monitored on a company-wide platform through a single screen.

In a demanding global industry, the stakes are high. Across all segments, the oil and gas industry faces the challenge of up to 10% unscheduled downtime. Having a consistently accurate read on equipment health helps avoid these unplanned stoppages, and UO can help companies make predictive maintenance decisions instead of reacting to breakdowns after the fact.

The oil and gas industry faces the challenge of up to 10% unscheduled downtime. Having a consistently accurate read on equipment health helps avoid these unplanned stoppages.

If a sensor identifies a temperature spike for a gas turbine in Australia, an analyst across the world receives an alert. From there, UO uses a massive reservoir of data—including past alerts for similar issues—to identify how the problem should be solved and which specialists to bring in. Our network of experts has a deep understanding of the physics of the machines, and they can help assess issues in real time.

UO works with a company’s existing assets—the software, systems, and experts are manufacturer agnostic, so their reach is limitless. It’s a versatile playbook that provides international oil and gas companies with topflight analysis and a chance to win every day.

Rules of the game #4

Start Fast

When the difference between victory and defeat is a fraction of a second, speed is of the essence. GE’s Proficy Mobile software provides facilities with real-time data and the ability to respond to equipment issues anytime, anywhere. This combination of constant monitoring and instant reaction helps keep complex equipment running smoothly, and that in turn saves energy and lowers operating costs.

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Since Cornell University implemented our software, they have seen off-hours troubleshooting speed up by 40%. An Ivy League university with more than 34,000 students and staff, boasting 260 buildings across 745 acres, Cornell wanted to increase energy savings, reliability and equipment uptime. Enter Proficy Mobile.

An Ivy League university with more than 34,000 students and staff, boasting 260 buildings across 745 acres, Cornell wanted to increase energy savings, reliability and equipment uptime.

At its Lake Source Cooling project, Cornell uses the frigid waters of nearby Cayuga Lake to cool campus buildings. Our solution monitors this process from the central plant and supplements it with video cameras for remote inspection. The software speeds up troubleshooting, giving facility managers a live stream of data on mobile devices, like tablets. Solving problems on the fly helps reduce downtime and increase energy savings.

Proficy Mobile provides real-time operational intelligence. Cornell monitors Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as equipment status, electrical distribution, and more. Cornell’s team can access KPIs remotely to diagnose problems, such as an equipment failure, and figure out how to address them immediately. That kind of mobility and speed is a major convenience for a facilities’ staff covering a huge campus, and could also help keep the heat on in the dorms if something goes wrong at the plant in the middle of the night—that’s a big save in an Ithaca winter!

Speed counts. And Proficy Mobile—with its real-time monitoring and mobile freedom—is an innovative solution designed to keep facilities on top of their game.

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Rules of the game #5

See the Whole Field

The best players can dictate the pace of the game, anticipating the next move while others scramble to keep up. GE’s analytic solutions give healthcare providers a real-time view of room, personnel, and equipment availability—all of which helps hospitals run more smoothly and reduce patient wait times.

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It’s all about execution. GE’s AgileTrac provides a holistic view of operations. This hospital-wide platform delivers live updates, like when a room is ready for a new patient or where to find a clean IV infusion pump.

Every year, over 1.1 million Americans wait longer than necessary in the ER. AgileTrac helps better predict patient flow and assess potential bottlenecks before they happen. This increase in bed turnaround times means the hospital can take care of more patients each day.

Every year, over 1.1 million Americans wait longer than necessary in the ER. AgileTrac helps better predict patient flow and assess potential bottlenecks before they happen.

Our real-time location system (RTLS) can tell hospitals the exact location of an IV pump or wheelchair and send updates if equipment leaves a designated area. When hospitals misplace these types of mobile assets, they often have to lease, rent, or buy replacements to cover patients’ needs. Our solutions help mitigate this costly practice.

Hospitals typically see an inventory reduction of 10 to 20% when they implement our software. And that can lead to huge savings. If a 200-bed hospital reduces its inventory of infusion pumps from 400 to 300—by scaling back rentals, terminating leases, and decreasing maintenance costs—they can save between $300,000 and $500,000 a year.

We have helped revolutionize the way hospitals track equipment, rooms, and personnel. When hospitals are running at maximum efficiency, they can invest less in infrastructure and serve patients better.

Rules of the game #6

Give 110%

Teams that use every piece of available information to their advantage give themselves a better chance to win. GE’s Grid IQ Insight is a revolutionary platform that uses advanced data analytics to help utilities fix outages faster, deliver more reliable power, and keep customers happy.

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Falling trees and branches can be a major obstacle to grid safety. Power companies invest millions of dollars in trimming, clearing, and other vegetation management. GE’s Reliability App helps get the best results from that work by analyzing growth patterns and weather conditions to identify likely areas for the next outage.

Grid IQ Insight is a user-friendly platform that evaluates multiple data streams to give utilities an integrated, real-time view of their grid. We can help them provide more reliable and secure power, and get it restored faster when Mother Nature intervenes.

When service interruptions can’t be prevented, utilities need to know when and where the power is out, fast. These days, social media is often the first place customers report outages. Our software combs through social content across service territories to provide a real-time map of power system events, quickly revealing patterns at a block or neighborhood level. Strong teams know how to bounce back from adversity, and Grid IQ Insight helps utilities respond to outages quickly and precisely.

Evolving demand is its own challenge. An uptick in electric vehicle usage can cause stress and instability to power distribution networks. Our software helps predict where electric vehicles might be used next, giving utilities the opportunity to devote construction, maintenance, and marketing resources more effectively.

With all the work it takes to keep the grid secure, the last thing any company wants is to have their product stolen. Yet energy theft costs utilities billions each year. Our solution analyzes power system control data to detect theft and protect revenue. Defense wins championships.

Grid IQ Insight is a user-friendly platform that evaluates multiple data streams to give utilities an integrated, real-time view of their grid. We can help them provide more reliable and secure power, and get it restored faster when Mother Nature intervenes.

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Rules of the game #7

Wind Is A Factor

Late in the season, the weather tests every team’s ability to make adjustments on the fly. GE’s PowerUp solution helps wind farms tweak their game plans to adapt better to changing site conditions, and increase productivity.

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There are over 25,000 GE wind turbines across the world. Together they account for 4% of wind power’s contribution to global electricity demand. The PowerUp platform is a mix of consulting, software, and on-site services designed to increase the productivity of existing turbines and systems. It can help wind-farm operators dramatically increase productivity without making costly investments in new hardware.

German energy company E.ON implemented our software to manage 469 of their turbines, and now predict a 3–5% spike in annual productivity. A seemingly small 5% increase can mean 20% more profit per turbine.

First, GE technicians perform a holistic analysis of an energy provider’s entire fleet or farm to assess the infrastructure, environment, and terrain. Once a plan is put into place, PowerUp’s software component enables constant monitoring of each individual turbine’s performance as well as farm-wide connectivity and coordination.

The goal is to make the right adjustments to harness the most energy from the wind. But weather is a constantly evolving variable. PowerUp’s services help fleets anticipate and react to changing conditions by adjusting the angle and speed of each turbine’s blades. German energy company E.ON implemented our software to manage 469 of their turbines, and now predict a 3–5% spike in annual productivity. A seemingly small 5% increase can mean 20% more profit per turbine. Improvements like that can help make wind even more viable in a competitive energy market.

The PowerUp platform helps energy companies better manage their entire lineup. And the coaches who get the most out of their roster—the legends who know how to make crucial, in-game adjustments—end up on top.

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OVERTIME

Mine Performance uses advanced analytics to optimize the performance of operations. After GE implemented this solution at Lonmin, the world's third-largest producer of platinum group metals, processing volume increased by more than 10%.

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Dig Deep
Dig Deep

GE's Power LifeMax portfolio uses a combination of hardware and software to help customers get cleaner, more efficient power. When Dubai Aluminium implemented this solution, they increased their overall output by 3.4% while reducing fuel use by 1.5%.

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Push Your Limits
Push Your Limits

GE's Movement Planner System is like air traffic control for rail. Using analytics to provide a comprehensive view of a network's trains, tracks, engineers and freight, the system enables railroads to make real-time schedule adjustments, avoiding delays and unnecessary downtime. All this in a business where even a one-mile-an-hour increase in average train speed can save hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Call Audibles
Call Audibles

GE’s WattStation is the perfect partner for electric vehicles. The sleek, self-contained unit can be installed almost anywhere and can be powered by renewables, ranging from nearby solar panels to distant wind farms. With over 260,000 electric vehicles already on the road in the US, WattStation is poised to help provide convenience and peace of mind to drivers who choose to plug in instead of gassing up.

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Dynamic Duo
Dynamic Duo

Using #GE Proficy for operations analysis, paint and coating specialist AkzoNobel streamlined its manufacturing process, reducing support and roll-out costs by 50%.

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Make Halftime Adjustments
Make Halftime Adjustments

GE's DoseWatch software crunches data from medical imaging equipment like CT scans so healthcare providers can closely monitor how much radiation patients are exposed to. This new insight into patient care can help radiologists deliver the right dose while still producing diagnostic-quality images.

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Call the Right Play
Call the Right Play

When conventional mammograms and ultrasounds prove inconclusive, GE's Senobright CESM offers a second opinion. Using iodine contrast imaging, Senobright highlights unusual blood flow and detects lesions, helping patients get a clear diagnosis and a fast track to treatment.

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Every Second Counts
Every Second Counts

Discover these additional rules of the game, lessons from GE’s wide world of industry from electric cars to molten steel.

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Keep the streak alive
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Control the Clock
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Teamwork Wins Championships
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Start Fast
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See the Whole Field
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Give 110%
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Wind Is A Factor
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Mine Performance uses predictive analytics to accurately detect and diagnose equipment problems before they happen. After GE implemented this solution at Lonmin, the world's third-largest producer of platinum group metals, processing volume increased by more than 10%.

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