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DuPont Picks GE Fanuc Proficy for Production Management

May 23, 2007

DuPont already leveraging MES solution in plants manufacturing renowned surfaces and nonwovens products.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, has announced that its Proficy Plant Applications suite of Production Management products has been named a solution-of-choice for complex manufacturing systems within DuPont, a global leader in creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.

Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for industries including agriculture and food, building and construction, communications, and transportation.

GE Fanuc's Proficy Plant Applications Production Management solution and its Proficy Portal were evaluated by the Process Information Management (PIM) team within the DuPont Engineering and IT organizations, as well as by project teams from the company Safety and Protection business platform. These products have been released for use by DuPont businesses worldwide.

"DuPont evaluated products that would enable us to globally strengthen our manufacturing and operations competitiveness," said Salvatore Grasso, corporate process owner, manufacturing for DuPont Information Technology & Services. "We selected the GE Proficy application suite as the preferred manufacturing execution system solution for complex, discrete manufacturing processes."

Proficy Plant Applications software suite is made up of scaleable, configurable modules to help companies effectively manage their plant operations and deliver results.

  • Efficiency Management: provides a comprehensive view of equipment uptime, downtime and waste, including, but not limited to, insight into overall equipment effectiveness. This module improves the throughput of a plant without additional equipment expenditures and provides the performance management tools to drive plant efficiency.


  • Quality Management: offers insight into how products are actually produced against their specifications. This module improves the quality of products while reducing waste.


  • Production Management: improves and controls how products actually flow through the plant by tracking production against specifications and schedules. This module provides product genealogy reporting and makes scheduling changes to reduce work in progress (WIP) and overall inventory.


  • Plant Wide Reporting: providing a series of standard web-based reports and dashboards for monitoring operations. Its interactive drill-down capabilities help users identify "root cause" problems and take corrective actions.

"The Proficy Plant Application will allow DuPont to efficiently manage its plant processes in a unified, easy to configure 'plant model' that gives them clear insight into their operations," said Rich Carpenter, GE Fanuc vice president of software technology. "We are very pleased to continue working with them as Proficy Plant Applications is rolled out to their businesses globally."

For more information on GE Fanuc Production Management Solutions, click here.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation Corporation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services for virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.

For more information, visit the GE Fanuc Web site or contact: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 8106, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Phone: (800) GE FANUC (800-433-2682), Fax: 434-978-5205, e-mail: gefanuc@gefanuc.com.

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