Huntsman International LLC.

COMPANY: Huntsman International LLC.
HEADQUARTERS: The Woodlands, TX
SIZE OF COMPANY: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Chemicals
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Advanced materials, performance products, pigments, polyurethanes, textile effects
NAME OF PROJECT: Project Zero
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To capture and eliminate defects; reduce maintenance costs; eliminate redundant work; improve overall equipment effectiveness; increase production quality and quantity
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: Motorola MC-9090 mobile computers, Apprion ION System, Industrial Mobility MobilOps field mobility software
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Halved number of pumps requiring daily inspection; initiate defect elimination work requests in the field in real time; reduced average “time to closure” for requests; real-time monitoring of SOCs led to process improvements and cost savings in increased uptime and longer equipment lifetime; safety-related incidents reduced from 120 in 2004 to 10 in 2009