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Rockwell Automation–Connected Enterprise, Connected Team

Yesterday was “Rockwell Automation—meet the executive team” day for media at Automation Fair. I had meetings with CEO Keith Nosbusch and Senior Vice Presidents Blake Moret, Frank Kulaszewicz and Sujeet Chand (who is also CTO). In addition, I was able to chat with SVP sales and marketing John McDermott and SVP operations Marty Thomas. It […]

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Automation Perspectives from Rockwell Automation

Automation Perspectives: Operationalizing The Connected Enterprise “The Connected Enterprise is transformational—both for productivity and global competitiveness. Automation and manufacturing will change more in next 10 years than last 50.” “ This is the first time in my career where Connected Enterprise can be considered a game changer; the value at stake is enormous.” Keith Nosbusch, […]

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Flow Control Market Acquisiton

Merger and acquisition activity continues apace in the industry. Flowserve Corp., a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure market, announced that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire the equity of SIHI Group B.V., a global provider of engineered vacuum and fluid pumps and related services, from TBG Europe […]

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SAP Delivers New Business Applications for Internet of Things

We have a continuing supply of Internet of Things product offerings. This is on the data aggregation and analysis side of the system. SAP recently held its TechEd &d-code conference in Berlin (Germany) where it unveiled three new products (solutions) and a partnership. The three new products are SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution, SAP […]

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MESA International

Manufacturing Software News-MESA and OAGi

This is an interesting announcement. One organization writes white papers and otherwise disseminates MES knowledge; the other is a standards setting organization. Although MESA did absorb WBF when it was left without a home. WBF was the developer of B2MML. All three of the organizations have contributed to the OpenO&M Initiative and to the OGI […]

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Charlie Gifford’s Operations Management Book Earns Award

The International Society of Automation (ISA) Publications Department has awarded Charlie Gifford the Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication. The book, which Gifford assembled and edited, is “The MOM Chronicles: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 3.0″. I have the book and highly recommend it to all who are trying to understand […]

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