Case Study: Improving Manufacturing Productivity at Abbott Nutrition
Abbott’s Nutrition, a division of the global healthcare company, manufactures a wide variety of science-based nutrition products. In 1999, Abbott Nutrition began working with OSIsoft’s PI System to integrate, collect, and contextualize data at the company’s manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ohio. Based on its success at this plant, in 2012 the company entered into an OSIsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) to include all Abbott Nutrition manufacturing sites globally. This created a huge volume of data, but also presented the challenge of extracting maximum value from the data.
About two years ago, Abbott began focusing on ways to obtain more value from the data. The company used OSIsoft’s Asset Framework (AF) to contextualize and organize the data using AF’s asset-centric models. The company also started to use Seeq’s advanced analytics technologies to reduce the time and effort needed to connect to AF, create models, and find insights quicker.