The Intelligent Enterprise
Kennametal turned to eLogic for strategic leadership to extend the transition from a factory automation initiative to the more comprehensive, enterprise-wide approach. Together they created the Intelligent Enterprise framework to balance four key pillars of modernization: Organization/People, Operational Excellence, Factory Automation, and IT/OT Integration (connecting machines directly to enterprise systems in a closed-loop). It rests upon four core competencies that drive every operation to become Connected, Data-Driven, Responsive, and Intelligent.
Behind the scenes of the production operations, eLogic established the connective fabric for this modernization to perform seamlessly. That included supporting the enterprise SAP migration to Azure, cleanup and redesign of SAP master data and Planning/Scheduling functions, integrating production machine data, and layering in real-time feedback loops for both immediate and long-term performance enhancements with Power BI, Power Apps, Azure IoT, Azure Machine Learning, Azure SQL, and Azure Data Lake.
This solution is delivering dramatic results -- all translating into significant annual savings for Kennametal.
“We have seen a 50% improvement in the overall press availability and we currently are almost 50% better on our setup times than we were a few months ago when we started this process. We will actually produce 40% more product in the same envelope with the same group of people.” – Brad Zorn, Director of Digital Manufacturing & Enterprise Analytics, Kennametal