Transforming the world’s leading discrete manufacturing network
Schneider Electric is a leading manufacturer of power management solutions, with a presence in more than 100 countries. With the Smart Factory Program, the organization set out to harness Industry 4.0 and drive sustainability and operational effectiveness at its plants.
The team wanted to digitalize work management, digitally monitor equipment and labor effectiveness and to easily scale across a network of more than 100 global factories, using the power of cloud.
We worked with the team to develop a cloud-based system, purpose-built to drive lean work management practices and enable data-driven performance measurement in discrete manufacturing.
The result is a novel software application that enables complex analysis of Schneider Electric’s vast manufacturing operations.
With digital process management and real-time visibility into shop floor operations, the new cloud-based system has delivered an impressive 10% increase in worker productivity and 70% faster response time through automated escalation of issues.
After successful pilot programs, the team has since scaled deployment to more than 100 manufacturing sites in just three years. Today, five of the factories have been designated global sustainability lighthouses by the World Economic Forum, driving sustainability and innovation best practices for the entire sector.