Pratt & Whitney launches Connected Factory initiative
Aims to extend Connected Factory to other operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities globally
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. launched a Connected Factory pilot project. This is a three year pilot programme that will take place in phases in facilities around the world, with Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions in Singapore as the launch host.
"Through our Connected Factory project, Pratt & Whitney will drive further efficiency of energy consumption, enhanced product quality, improved real-time maintenance and more efficient equipment operations," said Joe Sylvestro, vice president of aftermarket operations at Pratt & Whitney. "We’re making significant investments in technology and infrastructure to better support our customers and their engines, and this pilot programme further positions us to do so.”
The programme expects to improve order fulfillment time up to 30%, reduce machine idle time up to 30% and reduce energy consumption by up to 10%.
“We are building a digital thread enabling end-to-end visibility across our operations,” said Sudeep Gautam, chief digital officer at Pratt & Whitney. “The improved productivity, maximised machine use and enhanced material flow visibility will help us deliver on customer commitments with speed, uncompromised quality and optimised cost.”
Pratt & Whitney aims to extend Connected Factory to other operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities globally, using best practices from the lighthouse cell pilot project. By connecting the various facilities, Pratt & Whitney will look to optimise this concept to drive competitive advantages by adopting systems that bring maximum operational benefits.