Company: Huntsman International LLC.
Headquarters: The Woodlands, TX
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Chemicals
Primary Product Line: Advanced materials, performance products, pigments, polyurethanes, textile effects
Name of Project: Project Zero
Project Objective: To capture and eliminate defects; reduce maintenance costs; eliminate redundant work; improve overall equipment effectiveness; increase production quality and quantity
Technologies Employed: Motorola MC-9090 mobile computers, Apprion ION System, Industrial Mobility MobilOps field mobility software
Accomplishments/ROI: Halved number of pumps requiring daily inspection; initiate defect elimination work requests in the field in real time; reduced average “time to closure” for requests; real-time monitoring of SOCs led to process improvements and cost savings in increased uptime and longer equipment lifetime; safety-related incidents reduced from 120 in 2004 to 10 in 2009