NEC is deploying GE's Predix platform to optimise its supply chain and factory operations in Japan, as part of its global supply chain improvement project.
Predix is a cloud-based operating system for the industrial internet. With this platform, Predix-based applications will be able to connect industrial assets, collect and analyse data, and deliver real-time insights to optimise industrial infrastructure and operations for both GE and non-GE assets.
"This partnership with NEC demonstrates how two very diverse companies have collaborated to identify a viable solution to implement a unified platform that will improve supply chain operational efficiencies. Through this innovative cross-collaboration with NEC, we expect to drive efficiencies, optimise operations, and reduce millions in savings for Japanese industry over the next five years," said Bill Ruh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Digital, in a press release.
In addition, NEC has joined GE Digital's Alliance Programme which aims to grow the digital industrial ecosystem through connecting system integrators, telecommunications service providers, independent software vendors, technology providers and resellers with GE's technology and digital industry experts.
Under the programme, NEC will use Predix for its large-scale overseas project to optimise its supply chain and reduce operational costs. The two companies will also work together to develop and launch applications on Predix.io - the developer portal site of Predix - by using 'NEC the WISE AI technologies' including microservice.
They aim to jointly develop a cybersecurity solution in the operational technology and IT space by leveraging GE's Wurldtech with NEC's IT security solutions.
Meanwhile, the two companies also mull to provide education and training service for Predix users in Japan, as well as, enable NEC to provide post-sales support for Predix solutions in the country.
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