GE Digital’s New Services Offerings Leverage Expert Implementations to Help Achieve Faster Time to Value

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

GE Digital announced the availability of new Professional Services offerings to help industrial companies accelerate realization of business outcomes, such as improved efficiency, less waste, and higher quality. Quick Start for Industrial Advanced Analytics, Quick Start for Proficy Operations Hub, and Quick Start for OEE allow industrial companies to partner with GE Digital to deploy the company’s software solutions with action plans for digital transformation and continuous improvement.

Quick Start for Industrial Advanced Analytics

The Quick Start for Industrial Advanced Analytics helps to enable an industrial organization’s process engineers in AI and machine learning to accelerate problem detection, reduce variability, and optimize equipment and processes so that factors impacting process variability are identified more quickly. GE Digital’s Professional Services team deploys Proficy CSense and provides a path for root cause analysis, early warning monitoring, predictive and proactive actions, process Digital Twin simulations, and process setpoint control and optimization.

With the Quick Start for Industrial Advanced Analytics, organizations can help to unlock the hidden potential within data to improve operations in a way that simple trending or traditional analytics often cannot. GE Digital’s Professional Services team develops behavioral models to identify abnormal conditions that might indicate problems, such as faulty or inefficient uses of assets or systems, causes for variation in production rate or quality based on external factors or equipment, or root causes that could be resolved using advanced process control. Modelling the behavior of existing processes can enable new awareness and drive predictive behaviors for improvement in quality, maintenance, and production planning.

Quick Start for Proficy Operations Hub

The Quick Start for Proficy Operations Hub helps industrial organizations to not only modernize their UI but also to merge data coming from different systems related to production KPIs, environmental health and safety, and maintenance.  Teams across all levels in an organization can better visualize their processes and make improved decisions based on real-time and historical plant-wide application data, including historian, MES, and third-party solutions.

With the Quick Start for Proficy Operations Hub, users can monitor, control, provide data entry, and perform analysis all through Proficy Operations Hub using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. The Quick Start service provides a path for modernizing visualization and transitioning reports and dashboards to a thin client based on the latest Web-based UI interactions. With Quick Start, companies can more economically transition to a modern front-end without back-end or production changes as part of a critical step toward digital transformation.

Quick Start for OEE

The Quick Start for OEE allows plant production managers, shift leaders, and line operators to more rapidly deploy a targeted MES solution for one production line and measure benefit realization in a much shorter amount  of time. OEE, a widely acknowledged best practice KPI, measures manufacturing productivity according to three standard perspectives: Quality (good production), Performance (fast production), and Availability (no downtime). Manufacturing teams can help to increase the effectiveness of their continuous improvement approach through the application of OEE via automatic data collection from automation systems, scaling by first focusing on a pilot line to more quickly assess benefit realization, followed by defining a path to wide enterprise visibility. This Quick Start helps manufacturers track losses with real-time integration, perform root-cause analysis, and solve impactful issues by identifying and implementing countermeasures.

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