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The Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks

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Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
Applicable Functions
  • Discrete Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Process Control & Optimization
The Challenge

Rockwell wanted to implement flexible and agile global MES for diverse product portfolio and a variety of manufacturing processes and replace individual ERP systems and custom application with a standardized system that spans all plants.

About The Customer
Rockwell Automation is an American provider of industrial automation and information products. Brands include Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software, with more than 22,000 employees worldwide.
The Customer
Rockwell Automation
The Solution

Rockwell Automation integrated control and information portfolio including FactoryTalk ProductionCentre software and FactoryTalk VantagePoint enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) software enables a common manufacturing platform, real-time performance visibility, and better decision-making. Software Components - FactoryTalk ProductionCentre software - FactoryTalk VantagePoint enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) software

Data Collected
Inventory Cycle Times, On-Time Delivery (OTD), Operating Cost, Production Efficiency, Supply Chain Optimization
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Productivity]
    The Connected Enterprise increased productivity 4 to 5% per year.
Quantitative Benefit
  • The company has lowered its total cost of ownership, reducing inventory days from 120 to 82 and capturing 30% in annual capital avoidance.

  • The Connected Enterprise improved supply-chain delivery to 96%.

  • On-time delivery has increased from 82 to 98%, and parts-per-million defects have been cut in half through improved quality.

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