Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, celebrated customers for innovative mobile workforce enablement strategies that resulted in new levels of efficiency and performance. Awards were presented at the Empowering the Mobile Workforce in Process Industries conference held in Houston, Texas.
Three Schneider Electric software customers won awards based on their implementation of mobility solutions across their production environment, as detailed below:
Ascend Performance Materials received an Excellence Award for their HERO (Handhelds for Excellence in Reliable Operations) Program; the company saved $500 thousand in materials costs, $1 million in maintenance costs and $2 million in opportunity costs by avoiding unplanned plant shutdowns
Flint Hill Resources received an Innovation Award in recognition of their maintenance management program for improving asset availability, Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and labor productivity while reducing rework, maintenance backlog and inventory carry costs
Shell Global received an Innovation Award based on launching a proactive mobile monitoring solution on Prelude, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas plant; Shell is revolutionizing the way natural gas resources are developed by bringing it offshore and has compacted the size of a traditional LNG plant to a quarter of its land size
“Our customers continue to amaze us with innovative applications of our technology and the significant benefits they achieve. Leveraging mobility has enabled these industry leaders to empower people to become active participants in real-time work streams, improving the collaboration of people, processes and equipment,” said Kim Custeau, Director of Asset Management, Schneider Electric.
Schneider Electric’s mobile workforce and decision support system bridges the gap between field personnel and the control room. Schneider Electric’s Wonderware IntelaTrac software equips field workers with information on operations and maintenance procedures, equipment diagrams and operating history. This system empowers users to make tough decisions on the spot, resulting in improved asset availability, increased productivity, and reduced risk.
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