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Improving Manufacturing Operations

I have long known the benefits that are possible with the proper implementation of the Layer 3 software commonly known as manufacturing execution software or MES. The ISA 95 framework model calls the application Manufacturing Operations Management, or MOM. At its best, implementing MOM makes manufacturing professionals think about their processes. The software collects data […]

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Emerson Process Innovation Center Open House

An international gathering of media and dignitaries (including yours truly) witnessed the grand opening of Emerson Process Management’s Emerson Innovation Center – Process Systems and Solutions in Round Rock, Texas, near Austin on Jan. 30. Dignitaries at the grand opening included Texas Governor Rick Perry and Dell CEO Michael Dell. This 282,000-square-foot, nearly $70 million facility […]

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New Platform For Linking Manufacturing and Internet of Things

I talked yesterday with Guido Jouret, general manager of Internet of Things Business Group, at Cisco about a new product/platform that combines networking and computation bringing new capabilities to the support of the Internet of Things. “Cisco is very excited to accelerate innovation in the Internet of Things by delivering IOx, which provides the ability […]

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Siemens’ Ludwig Bullish on Manufacturing in the USA

There is definitely one executive out on the front lines providing thought leadership for what he calls the Manufacturing Renaissance in the US. Interestingly, he is German and CEO of a German company–well, regional CEO anyway. Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry USA, just held his second press conference of the year touting manufacturing improvements. […]

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Using Automation and Operations Management Technology To Reimagine Cities

I’ve often written about how automation and operations management professionals should think beyond their boundaries and look for new problems to solve. Invensys (Wonderware) has been working at just that idea. This is what they wanted to talk to me about during my appointment in Hannover, Germany last April. Here’s a release about a new […]

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