2015 Winner Profile

Kennametal Inc.

Project Description:
Kennametal introduced its NOVO Optimize business intelligence solution to link manufacturing planning with real-time feedback and to identify productivity improvements in machine and cutting-tool usage. NOVO Optimize improves tooling process parameters to minimize the machine cycle time, and maximizes the production efficiency of machine assets by addressing the cause of downtime and increasing asset utilization. It provides automated recommendations from data analysis of machine usage, cutting tool performance, and workforce best practices. The data-based recommendations to manufacturing engineers have resulted in an increase in machine throughput and significant cost savings.
Project type:
Business Intelligence or Data Analytics, Databases or Data Warehouse, Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS)
Business Functions:
New Product or Market, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Logistics
Business Goal:
Customer Impact
Steven Hanna, VP & CIO
Donald Nolan, President & CEO
Latrobe, Pa.
Revenue (2014):
$2.84 billion
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