One of the new developments in the process industries is the application of web-enabled PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) principles, which previously had dominated the discrete side of manufacturing. At Alberto-Culver, a leading international manufacturer of consumer goods products, ProcessPoint by OSIsoft has been successfully in place for 8 months. This paper illustrates how Alberto-Culver is applying web-enabled PLM through ProcessPoint to achieve three goals: global conformance to standards at plants worldwide, faster time to market, and 1% savings in raw materials costs.
Curt Funke has been with Alberto-Culver for 12 years. His current position is Divisional Vice President of Global Purchasing and Packaging Engineering. Prior to joining Alberto-Culver, Curt worked at Sara-Lee.