PI has always been known to be an invaluable tool for fighting the battle of rising energy and raw material costs. Unfortunately, when costs saving measures include a lean workforce, PI users can get too busy to create the tools needed to find and achieve new cost saving opportunities. This was the case at Glatfelter. We needed something fun and encouraging to incite the motivated to go the extra mile. The incentive in the form of recognition, prizes, and fun was dubbed the “PI Baking Contest”. Our local OSIsoft reps provided prizes, on-site presentations, and webinars to add to the excitement. The result was multiple unique user-created projects aimed at making the job easier, improving product quality, tracking costs and saving money.
Pete D. Long has been employed at Glatfelter, an international specialties paper company from 2001 to 2004 as a Service Engineer for DCS/QCS systems and a PI admin, and from 2004 to now as an IT domain administrator and the PI administrator. He worked from 1995 to 2001 for HoneywellMeasurex as an on-site service contractor at a well known tissue mill.