Unilever Implements Parsable’s Industry 4.0 Connected Worker Platform to Drive Plant Productivity
Industrial giant drives success with Parsable’s mobile enterprise software as the system of record for work execution
SAN FRANCISCO – (July 12, 2017) – Parsable announced today the general availability of the success story for its implementation at a key Unilever plant. Parsable’s enterprise SaaS platform helps companies transform paper-based work instructions into digital business processes. It reduces production line downtime, supports real-time collaboration and communications, improves the cycle time of core processes, and provides deep insight for continuous improvement. Parsable allows humans to provide the same continuous signal as IoT devices.
Parsable’s solution delivered breakthrough results almost immediately. The plant now collects over 30,000 new data points daily to analyze for continuous improvement. This insight has led to a 50% decrease in startup, shutdown, and changeover times. Additionally, Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has increased by 4%. The plant is also almost completely paperless as the Parsable platform and mobile apps digitized 85% of plant operating procedures in the first 4 months of operations.
“Forward-looking industrial manufacturing giants like Unilever are realizing the critical importance of enterprise software for the “Connected Worker” to drive results for their Industry 4.0 initiatives and to help their industrial workforces perform optimally,” said Ryan Junee, Parsable's Founder and President. “The digitally connected industrial worker knows exactly what work to do, when, and how to do it. This means less time is required to produce the same results, and work is completed safely with more precision.”
The Unilever plant has equipped employees with Parsable-enabled smartphones and tablets to access and execute procedures, collaborate in real-time, and continuously monitor work and results. Employees have access to digital tools like text, audio, photos and videos to help them collaborate, and react when unforeseen circumstances arise. Newer employees are benefitting from step-by-step guidance and instructional videos, while team leaders are receiving real-time reporting on work in progress to identify issues and bottlenecks.
“I want our plant to be an exemplar, not just at Unilever but in our industry. This means operating faster, safer, and more efficiently,” said Jaime Urquidi, Factory Director at Unilever. “I’ve implemented a lot of processes, procedures and technology over my career, but I have never worked with a solution as immediately transformational as Parsable. This facility has taken operations to the next level and Parsable has been and will continue to be a huge part of this step change in our productivity and results.”
Parsable’s clients also include industrial giants and innovators in the energy, CPG, and industrial manufacturing sectors.
Parsable helps the world's largest industrial firms get jobs done right -- every time. Most companies know that adhering to Standard Work processes produces the best results, but have trouble getting their teams to follow these processes resulting in lost productivity and poor quality. Parsable provides an Industry 4.0 Connected Worker platform so employees can collaborate together in paperless, mobile, and digital business processes. Teams know what work they need to do, and how and when they need to do it, right on their mobile devices. Each step and action is measured and employees can raise issues and provide feedback so that every process is quickly analyzed and improved.
Parsable's customers include Schlumberger, Scientific Drilling, TechnipFMC, Unilever, Zume, and other category leaders in consumer packaged goods, manufacturing and energy. Founded by veterans of Google, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and YouTube, Parsable is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Austin and Vancouver.
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