News | February 26, 2024

Schneider Electric Launches EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management Boosting Productivity And Digitalization In Manufacturing

  • New, ready-to-use solution speeds up industrial digitalization.
  • Plant data empowers shop floor workers and improves site performance.
  • Hardware agnostic software runs on AVEVA Data Hub platform.

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today launched EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management, a digital solution that collects and aggregates data across industrial operations to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) for short interval management (SIM) meetings, where shop floor teams review production cycles and identify issues and actions that need to be implemented.

In today’s digital era, data is widely regarded as one of the most important industrial resources. However, an AWS and Frost & Sullivan study shows that less than 5% of plant data is converted into actionable insights. As a result, more industrial enterprises are demanding solutions that scale operational value across multiple sites.

EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management offers a user-friendly collaborative interface that seamlessly digitizes and optimizes SIM meeting cycles across one or multiple sites. It automatically collects the relevant Information Technology and Operational Technology data for KPIs on productivity, service levels, quality, safety, and sustainability with real-time access to on-site or remote data. Users can visualize issues in real time and digitally track preventative and corrective actions until fully resolved.

The open platform, which can be implemented on any hardware, integrates with AVEVA Data Hub, a solution that aggregates and stores vast quantities of real-time data generated by Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices. This sparks faster digital transformation by removing the need for proof of concepts.

Drawing on Schneider Electric’s 20 years of expertise in supply chain transformation and lean manufacturing, EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management technology is already used by more than 70,000 operators and in many of Schneider Electric’s own smart factories, demonstrating industrial excellence in:

  • Improving operational efficiency by up to 5% and significantly improving safety.
  • Driving continuous improvement with a 33% reduction in shift handover activities.
  • Boosting people empowerment for three times faster issue resolution.
  • Accelerating digital transformation with an open, scalable, and cyber secure IIoT platform.

Source: Schneider Electric