KPI Digital chosen as strategic partner
This manufacturing giant chose KPI Digital as their strategic partner to implement OEE. The customer chose us for our expertise in Industry 4.0 for manufacturing and mining and for our proven track record of delivering robust analytics solutions to solve complex business problems with leading-edge technologies.
Data analysis exposes data integration and interoperability problems
Our first priority was to complete an in-depth data analysis to expose any potential data challenges for calculating OEE. We discovered that they had data integration and interoperability problems due to diverse systems and processes between plants. This led to inconsistencies in data collection and methodologies for calculating the availability, performance, and quality metrics that would make it impossible deliver an accurate OEE.
Establishing data quality
We established a standardized methodology for calculating availability, performance, and quality. To ensure calculation consistency, we developed automated processes to collect, validate and cleanse real-time data from equipment across all plants. This was ingested into a
centralized data lake-house built on Microso Azure for high data throughput and performance.
We implemented Machine Learning (ML) and AI to analyze the data, identify patterns, and detect areas for improvement. This information flowed into KPI Digital Smart Manufacturing™ dashboards to provide real-time analytics to executives and managers for better monitoring and decision making.