Schneider recognizes six customers for digital transformation strategy

Schneider ElectricSchneider Electric has recognized six enterprise customers for achievement of digital transformation strategy, workforce empowerment and business value.

Schneider Electric has recognized BASF for their Industrie 4.0 initiative to create additional value for customers and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. In manufacturing the first projects include predictive maintenance and augmented reality to improve asset performance, reliability and utilization while increasing production efficiency.

Schneider Electric recognized BP for implementing unified supply chain management across downstream assets for feedstock evaluation and economic modelling. In one scenario, data analysis time was cut from hours to just a few minutes allowing more analyses to be carried out to support more robust decision making.

Workforce Empowerment

Schneider Electric recognized Arizona Public Service (APS) for implementing cloud-based virtual training to help address a changing workforce (about half will retire in the next five years) and highly distributed plants (800 miles span between their two most distant plants). APS delivered a comprehensive training solution for effective knowledge management across all facilities.

Schneider Electric recognized Maple Leaf Foods for transforming how employees visualize performance to drive new levels of efficiency through implementation of a manufacturing execution system. Mobile tablets display dashboards with real-time KPIs to quickly identify critical problems, improving operational excellence across people, processes and equipment.

Business Value (ROI)

Schneider Electric has recognized Duke Energy for an estimated $35 million cost savings from early warning detection of a damaged steam turbine blade. Predictive maintenance technology identified a vibration anomaly, enabling the team to further inspect the turbine blade and proactively address the issue before failure.

Schneider Electric recognized Network Rail for asset monitoring and analysis with a new intelligent infrastructure solution that monitors 42,000 assets across 20,000 miles of train tracks. So far the system has saved 500,000 potential train delay minutes – approximately £45 million in compensation payments.

“Industries must maximize the value they create across the entire value chain – both a primary goal and a challenge. Meeting this goal and challenge demands continual optimization in real time, which is best accomplished with a digital transformation strategy that spans across the operations and asset lifecycles,” said Ravi Gopinath, executive vice president of Software at Schneider Electric.

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