Optimise your industrial performance with the IBM Plant Advisor

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Would you like to improve your low preforming operator to perform as the best within 3 months?

IBM’s Cognitive Plant Advisor (CPA) is currently being piloted in a plant at a global manufacturer, with the ambition to implement and scale across >40 production facilities. By providing actionable set-point recommendations, we want to enable our client to make every plant operator perform at its very best.

Manufacturing plants have been heavily automated and optimized, but operators run the machines within standard parameters and often have a “set it, forget it” mentality with little thought on how to improve operations. In reality, everything from knowledge leakage (i.e. from generation shifts), increasing process complexity (i.e. more systems) to complicated market situations, create more variability and unstable performance, ultimately hurting the bottom-line!

The Cognitive Plant Advisor offering leverages (through process data) the learnings from the most experienced and effective operators across every shift IBM’s cognitive technology. The outcome is higher throughput, better efficiency and products produced with less quality variation – all to drive profitability.

In order to get there, we provide a dedicated team of skilled data scientists and industry experts, who together with our clients’ own process experts collect, model, train and validate the available data, using state-of-the-art IBM Machine Learning tools to build a tailor-made CPA Dashboard. This dashboard allows the plant operator to continuously adopt optimal settings based on CPA’s recommendations.

Please watch the video for a practical explanation of CPA, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me, if you think the CPA can help your business.

For any further questions do not hesitate to contact me at

Managing Consultant, Watson IoT and SCM. Global Business Services

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