How Big Data and Product #Innovation Helped North #Carolina Plant Open New #Jobs and Grab Global Markets
GE Lighting employed a “big data” system developed by GE Intelligent Platforms to overhaul its plant in East Flat Rock, North Carolina. The system helped workers at the plant cut order-to-shipment time from four to six weeks to as little as three days. Productivity grew by 30 percent and the plant, which manufactures next-generation LED lights, maintains a virtually perfect on-time delivery record. Higher productivity also means more jobs. The plant hired 100 new employees over the last two years and now employs 475 workers, enough to run two shifts five days per week.
Read more at GE Reports.