Profit Finders VISION Technology Helps Factories Achieve Sustainability Goals

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As factory managers become more and more focused on sustainability metrics, special programs need to be developed to automate data collection and convert vast amounts of raw data into actionable information. Profit Finders has developed a powerful and economical SaaS (software-as-a-service) program called VISION to fulfill this need.

We work to conduct a no cost, no obligation pilot project so customers can test drive VISION technology before placing an order.

A plant manager is responsible for directing and coordinating the daily operations of a manufacturing plant. This includes developing efficiency strategies to ensure the plant meets production goals and standards at minimal manufacturing costs. During recent years an additional set of goals related to sustainability have been added to this mix. Today more than ever, it is true to say that without hard data a plant manager can’t perform effectively.

The dilemma is that most plant managers are operating with a much smaller support staff than ever and it has become a huge burden to manage data collection processes.

“This is where Profit Finders comes into the picture. We use technology to automate and streamline the data capture process. But having good data is only half the equation – converting that data into actionable information is the critical piece of the puzzle,” commented Tom Fabek, General Manager Profit Finders.

The Profit Finders VISION program is a combination of simple hardware & unique software to automatically capture data from the factory floor. Data is collected directly from factory equipment and also from new meters and sensors. For sustainability initiatives it is typical to add gas meters, electric meters, and/or water meters to provide visibility to how energy and water costs are incurred by department.

“Surprisingly most factories get one gas bill, one electric bill and one water bill for the entire facility. In general factory managers do not have hard data on how costs are incurred by department and without hard data you can’t professionally manage a process,” commented Mark Sekerak, Engineering Manger for Profit Finders.

Deliverables from the Profit Finders VISION technology include:
o    At-a-glance, custom, real-time dashboards
o    Remote access via the web
o    Alarms to alert if key process parameters drift
o    Data stored for trend analysis

“Clients love our program because it is fast, hassle-free, low cost, and no risk. We can be up and running in weeks and our cost is a fraction of the alternatives such as a massive SAP initiative or internal development by process engineers using software such as Wonderware,” noted Ed Jones, VP Business Development for Profit Finders.

“In general we work to conduct a no cost, no obligation pilot project so customers can test drive VISION technology before placing an order. We assume all the risk and we do not require a contract. The VISION program is month-to-month from the get go,” explained Tom Fabek, General Manager Profit Finders.

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Profit Finders is headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio. To arrange an Internet demonstration or get more information about the company’s programs visit their web site

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