GE launches Proficy Orchestration Hub to Unify Manufacturing Product Data Management

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GE Digital, on Tuesday, announced the newest addition to the Proficy Software portfolio. The new software solution name Proficy Orchestration Hub provides out-of-the-box tools to unify manufacturing product information from disparate data systems, transforms and organizes raw business-oriented information into production-ready formats, and orchestrates the information across factory floor systems at a single site or multiple sites.

It is expected that the Proficy Orchestration Hub will allow manufacturers to stay in sync with constant updates to manufacturing product data to provide higher quality and throughput. The tool will enable faster time to market with accurate product data based on unified information mapping data from different systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) into Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

“Proficy Orchestration Hub helps manufacturers solve common challenges such as inefficiencies in production due to inaccurate product data, siloed and custom approaches to product data, compliance risks, and lack of quality standardization. For companies that are tired of cobbling together plant systems or manually trying to capture the right product manufacturing data on paper, this solution can help increase throughput, reduce waste, and improve quality with manufacturing product data management at their fingertips.”

Richard Kenedi, General Manager of GE Digital’s Manufacturing and Digital Plant business

“We collaborated with GE Digital on the development of this solution to support improved accuracy and efficiency in identifying and implementing specification changes,” said Kevin Briggs, Architect, IS Operations for The J.M. Smucker Company. 

He added, “By integrating systems and digitizing operational product data management, we can create greater flexibility in manufacturing environments, reduce waste and costs, ensure consistent quality and compliance and increase production throughput.”

Production can become out of sync with the latest manufacturing product data as a result of supply chain issues, more products, and/or regulatory standards, resulting in inferior quality, more waste, and operational headaches. 

Proficy Orchestration Hub keeps track of changes to manufacturing product data at a facility and allows users to examine them. It also keeps track of deviations and comments, which are logged as variances, so that a plant’s adoption of the changes may be tracked. This enables producers to reduce quality variability caused by ad-hoc changes, as well as non-productive time and physical labor spent on typical production tasks.

“With most manufacturers at various points in their digital transformation and IT/OT convergence journey, there remains a void to be filled in their ISA-95 data models between the level four enterprise systems, such as PLM, supply chain management, and ERP, and the level three production systems, such as HMI/SCADA, historians, and MES,” according to Craig Resnick, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group. 

“GE Digital’s Proficy Orchestration Hub fills this void by providing production optimization applications, such as manufacturing product data management that offer a unified, contextualized view of product data and enable seamless connectivity between the applications, truly creating level 3.5 and acting as a critical IT/OT convergence enabler and digital transformation accelerator.”

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