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Maintenance Management pays off for Fertilizer Plant

 Maintenance Management pays off for Fertilizer Plant - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Automation & Control - Automation & Process Control Systems
  • Functional Applications - Enterprise Asset Management Systems (EAM)
Applicable Industries
  • Chemicals
Applicable Functions
  • Process Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Process Control & Optimization
The Challenge
Locate software to deliver continuing maintenance planning functionality while providing the flexibility for growth and costs savings. The investment to keep home-grown application in pace with growing business is over $1 million.
The Customer
CF Industries
About The Customer
CF Industries is a North American manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilizers, based in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
The Solution
Schneider Electrics's solution includes Avantis.PRO and Avantis.DSS. Avantis.PRO is an enterprise asset management software system. Avantis.DSS is a decision support software to analyze the data for continuous process improvement and have supplemented their system through adoption of standard catalog descriptions and categories for all MRO items.

Software Components
- Avantis.PRO
- Avantis.DSS
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Inventory Management]
    The solution reduced inventory management and purchasing costs by several million dollars.
Quantitative Benefit
  • This system automates maintenance planning and tracking activities on nearly 50,000 asset entities.
  • The solution provides approximate cost savings of $2 million through improved sourcing and contract negotiations.
  • The solution helps manage and analyze inventory and procurement on more than 60,000 items in the four CF Industries manufacturing locations.

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