Dow Corning Corp.

COMPANY: Dow Corning Corp.
HEADQUARTERS: Midland, MI
SIZE OF COMPANY: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Chemicals
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Silicon-based products, such as adhesives, insulating materials, lubricants for aerospace, automotive, and electrical uses
NAME OF PROJECT: EWI Program for Batch Manufacturing
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To move global manufacturing sites from manual, paper-based systems to drive out non-value activities, ensure employee safety, improve product quality, and drive supply chain productivity
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: Performix xMES suite, SAP ERP and MII ERP, OSIsoft
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Improved MES processes by transferring data to mobile device on shop floor; eliminated errors, increased operator effectiveness, improved long-term archiving, compliance, and auditing. Also, real-time alerts improved customer response time