The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Savigent Software and Seagate Technology as joint finalists in the Advanced Manufacturing category for the 2015 Tekne Awards. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership. Savigent is a McGowan Capital Group investment company.
Seagate Technology and Savigent Software have been recognized for their collaborative effort in developing an advanced manufacturing innovation that improves the way that production equipment, work instructions and manufacturing processes are controlled. Seagate’s Recording Head Operations partnered with Savigent Software to develop and implement a state-of-the-art factory control system that increases tool efficiency, reduces errors and improves process control. The result is a dramatic improvement in efficiency, which directly impacts Seagate’s ability to get its product to market quickly.
“We’re proud to provide innovative companies like Seagate Technology with powerful software to create a better manufacturing process that leads to better business outcomes,” said David Wicker, President and CEO, Savigent Software. “Implementing our Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software has allowed Seagate to make improvements in the execution of its advanced manufacturing processes and not only capture, store and organize previously inaccessible production tool sensor data, but to contextualize, normalize and analyze that data in real-time, and then revise and deploy workflows to optimize the manufacturing process.”
“Identifying equipment issues in real-time is a significant improvement, but creating a workflow system that is capable of connecting with virtually all manufacturing control applications is what makes this a transformational innovation for us,” said Win Giles, Plant Manager, Recording Head Operations at Seagate’s Bloomington, Minn. facility. “Savigent has given us the ability to more effectively drive factory operations, resulting in faster production cycles, decreased material waste and decreased energy use.”
Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management.
The 16th Annual Tekne Awards Program will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. For more information on the award, visit Tekne.