Success Story

Schneider Electric’s Smart Factory Program

A lighthouse for digital transformation in manufacturing

Goals

  • Transform global footprint of 100 discrete manufacturing sites to improve product quality, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
  • Apply Industry 4.0 technologies to connect shop floor to top floor for oversight of operational performance and asset performance.
  • Develop “lighthouse” sites to scale best practices, expertise, and knowledge sharing.
  • Enable sustainability through energy efficiency and a connected workforce.

 

Challenges

  • Identifying a software solution to handle the company’s broad and diverse network of manufacturing sites and product lines.
  • Lack of visibility on shop floor activity due to lack of data, resulting in delayed response to issues on the line.
  • Use of legacy systems, bespoke software implementations, and manual, paper-based processes.

 

Results

  • Recognition of Batam, Indonesia site as a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum.
  • Improved operational efficiency through real-time performance tracking and digital escalation for faster decision making.
  • 44% less downtime.
  • 40% increase in on-time delivery for customers.
  • 21% energy savings achieved.

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