It reduces process variability, improving product quality and consistency.
It minimizes transition times for product change-overs and line start-ups and often allows operators to run a line at higher rates, increasing throughput.
It provides greater consistency, higher yields and more on-spec material.
Its tighter control of process can decrease the amount of raw materials and energy used, reducing manufacturing costs.
It allows a facility to get more high-quality product out of its existing equipment, increasing profits and reducing capital requirements.
It helps improve plant safety because the reduced process variability results in fewer alarm trips, equipment adjustments and shut-downs.