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GE Power Success with GAINS

Boosting service, uptime and revenue while reducing costs with GAINS.

Company Overview

GE Power is a world leader in gas power technology, services, and solutions. Through relentless innovation and continuous collaboration, GE Power engineers cleaner and more accessible energy people depend on, powering growth and prosperity everywhere. They offer advanced technology and a level of experience unmatched in the industry to build, operate, and maintain leading electric power generation and distribution operations.

Challenges

Ensuring non-stop electricity requires the availability of an extensive inventory portfolio for immediate dispatch to technicians around the world. GE Power acquired gas turbine producer Alstom to further their mission to “Make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.” The acquisition led to an increase in GE Power’s maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) needs. Faced with the task of ensuring global availability for over 70,000 parts 365 days a year, GE Power felt the need for an automated, intelligent solution to mitigate risk and proactively synchronize inventory and address service issues.

Transformation Objectives

To ensure the right amount of replacement parts were available to be delivered quickly to field technicians while avoiding outages, GE Power turned to GAINS. They needed a solution that would enable continuous planning in near real-time, increasing visibility and eliminating the costly need to expedite parts.
They sought GAINS to automate supply and demand sensing, to reduce unnecessary duplicate parts on hand, and minimize stockouts across 130 countries. GAINS optimized and simulated GE Power’s complex MRO planning environment reducing their combined inventory investment by 25%.
GAINS supply chain performance optimization platform provides:

RESULTS & BENEFITS