The goal of the Mill Analytics project at WestRock has been to accelerate the time to actionable insights across the fleet. In this presentation, Project Lead Andre Perez discusses how a focus on the PI Asset Framework foundation has allowed WestRock to drive projects from Descriptive Analytics toward Prescriptive Analytics using the foundational organization of the PI System and 3rd party tools. The process used at WestRock is highlighted. Benefits already realized along the way will also be described, such as spreadsheet replacements and PI ProcessBook display publication, including a Machine Learning algorithm that has already produced cost savings.
Having worked in the chemicals, power, and paper industries, Andre Perez is an experienced process engineer and continuous improvement expert. As the IT Product Manager for the Mill Analytics initiative at WestRock, Andre leads the push for big data analytics and machine learning to the business on an enterprise-level scale.