DataProphet Artificial Intelligence Helps Enable Nexteer Automotive to Drive Advanced Data Decisions

Machine Learning Solution Implementation Aims to Reduce Scrap and Improve Quality in Mature Data Environment

Detroit, MI – 4 November 2019DataProphet, a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for manufacturing, is working with Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, to implement artificial intelligence (AI) to drive innovation in one of its Saginaw plants.

Through machine learning, DataProphet has been tasked with reducing quality variation and the resulting scrap and rework. DataProphet consolidated several thousand process parameters that have an impact on overall quality, upon which the controllable prescriptions will be delivered in-line.

“We wanted to take a deeper look at our data to see if we could improve plant productivity,” said Jeff Sutter, Global Director of Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Nexteer Automotive. “With DataProphet’s advanced deep learning capabilities, we are exploring factors that will allow us to not only reduce scrap but improve the entire manufacturing process. Deep learning allows us to further build on our investments in Digital Trace™ Manufacturing.”

DataProphet’s AI for dynamic process control is built specifically to learn complexities and provide operators on the line with the optimal plan to reduce scrap. By learning from historic production and quality data, DataProphet PRESCRIBE is able to prompt the operator with the next best action – preserving the institutional knowledge otherwise hidden in the data. DataProphet’s solutions are proven to frequently deliver over 50 percent reduction in scrap for manufacturing customers around the world. 

“Nexteer is already working in one of the more advanced data analytics environments and understands the value that AI can unlock in its production process,” said Frans Cronje, CEO, DataProphet. “Our team of data scientists and computer engineers are inspired to be working with such a sophisticated global automotive supplier. We’re looking forward to seeing the results of the Saginaw plant operating in advance of real time using DataProphet’s AI prescriptions.”

About DataProphet

DataProphet is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for manufacturing. Our award winning technology embeds unique adaptations and advancements of deep learning, enabling AI to have a significant and practical impact on the factory floor. DataProphet’s solutions are built to be adapted and integrated into existing environments, making it possible for our digital transformation team to take your operations from zero to AI. We understand manufacturing and that real impact is achieved with pre-emptive actions because real-time is often too late. 

About Nexteer 

Nexteer Automotive (HK 1316), a global leader in intuitive motion control, is a multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems, as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving enabling technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company has 28 manufacturing plants, three technical centers and 14 customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The company serves more than 60 customers in every major region of the world, including BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe, Toyota and VW, as well as automakers in India and China.