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ProjectX: Brilliant Manufacturing as a Service with GE Transportation

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ProjectX is a new series taking you inside GrayMatter projects to get a real sense of what we do. In this installment we’ll take you behind-the-scenes of the Brilliant transformation of GE Transportation.

General Electric has 500 plants worldwide in a variety of business units, ranging from transportation, power, healthcare and more. The company realized it needed to streamline processes while adding real-time data analytics to predict equipment and hardware problems. That’s when they brought in GrayMatter to increase manufacturing quality control.

What started out as 14 pilot sites transformed into seven GE plants globally that have earned the Brilliant designation, one of which is a GE Transportation plant in Grove City, PA.

GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company, is headquartered in Chicago and has over 11,000 employees responsible for producing freight and passenger locomotives, signaling and communication systems, information technology solutions, marine engines, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills and more.

In 2011 GE decided to build a facility dedicated to remanufacturing engines in Grove City: a new 246,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility that would utilize 400 employees.

“We actually had one drill press that was about 100-years-old.”

Check out the full story on the digital transformation of GE Transportation.