Tracking Downtime and Slowbacks: The Old, The New and the Not Ugly
Manufacturing; Mining & Metals; Pulp & Paper
Rick presented downtime tracking during his 2015 PI World presentation ("Building the Case for PI AF in IP"). This presentation follows the journey of the 2015 prototype solution as it weaves its way from prototype to initial deployment to testing to reimagining to production.

Competing business priorities combined with the challenges of replacing an incumbent application delayed serious work until 2018. Extra functionality added complexity to the solution which made certification and check-out event more difficult. This meant that no systems were in production by the end of 2020.

IP reimagined the PI AF solution by leveraging tools and technique developed during other enterprise PI AF projects. Leveraging the latest techniques (e.g. AF arrays), visualizing the state changes in PI Vision and using the PII4BA to replace the MS Excel reporting created a solution that went from old to reimagined to production in two months.

Follow us in the journey…
Richard Smith - International Paper
Charles Copeland - International Paper