Thursday, October 31, 2013

Infografic: The Pulse of Global Quality by ASQ

ASQ, a global quality community, has conducted a recent research project on The Global State of Quality, which, as the name implies, is a comprehensive analysis of quality. The research covers many   in 22 countries and nearly 2,000 respondents. To access the full report, click here

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cloud Manufacturing Software Adoption Rates Are Rising. See Why

LNS Research recently surveyed over 100 manufacturing executives on Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and has revealed some interesting data trends on cloud for manufacturing. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Why Process Improvement is Not Working [Infographic]

This infografic presents the rich data that was gathered from the survey that Manufacturing Geek recently shared  on process improvement and why projects failand also reveals why projects fail, how you can succeed at reducing defects, "improving efficiencies".

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Value of Product Data Management -[Infographic]

This infographic  published by Tech-Clarity provides insight into Product Data Management, a solution that aids manufacturers in their initiatives to control, assess, and share critical product data. It also covers the top performing manufacturers and effective data management results.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Industrial Mobility Survey-By ARC Advisory Group

 ARC Advisory Group is rolling out a new surveyon mobile devices. Check it out to better understand current mobile deployment and usage trends.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Infographic: Manufacturing Transformation Driven by External Forces & Free White Paper Top 5 Reasons to Consider Mobility

An interesting Infographic related to manufacturing.
According to a recent article in Manufacturing Leadership Journal confirms that the industry agrees: 

  • 68% of manufacturers expect major business transformation over the next 3 years.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bridging the Understanding Gap Between Manufacturing and Executives?

Through the  research and discussions with executives, done by LNS Research, an advisory and benchmarking company, successful approaches and activities that serve to raise executive awareness on potential business improvements in manufacturing operations and bridge the gap between the two organizations. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Automation World: How Invensys Is Delivering Its Vision

At the Invensys Software Conference in Dallas last week, everyone from the product managers to the executives clearly delineated the company’s product and services vision (read more about Invensys Product Roadmap strategy). To better understand how the company is positioning itself to deliver on that vision, Ravi Gopinath, president of the company’s software business, shared his insights into the company’s actions.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Automation World: Leveraging SCADA for Workforce Efficiency

The digital oil field concept provides a useful model for how users in any industry can take data from the field or plant floor all the way to enterprise systems, presenting it to a variety of users in a way consistent with their job functions.
Picture credit: Bersin by Deloitte

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Industrial Automation: As Industry Opts for Mobility, Invensys Delivers

During a presentation on mobility at the Invensys Software Conference, Saadi Kerman, one of Invensys’s Product Managers, said, “There’s a convergence going on around a new enterprise IT model known as SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud). Ideally, the use of mobile applications to access systems enables users to visualize, collaborate and execute at all levels of the organization, delivering a level of cohesiveness and collaboration that were not possible before.”

Monday, October 21, 2013

Over 1300 tweets in the first 2 days, 200+ tweet-ers-one great Software revolution (Dallas October 15-17)

Indeed  there was a lot of buzz at the Invensys Software User Group in Dallas last week. You can check twitter for all the  tweets (#SoftwareRevolution), but here are some samples:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Four V's of Big Data

This infographic, developed by the IBM data scientists, gives examples of each of the dimensions of the Big Data: volume, variety, velocity and veracity. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cyber Security Lessons: Did You know?

To address growing industry interest in cyber security, Invensys has recently introduced formal cyber security assessment services to help customers understand the risks that might impact the safety and reliability of their operations. Performed on site, the control system assessment provides a baseline of the user’s current security position, and it can be used as the starting point to develop a strategy.

Douglas Clifton, Director Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure and Practice, Invensys

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Expo Highlights: Operator Effectiveness, Mobility, Big Data and the Cloud

Numerous technologies and services are showcased in the Expo Hall at this year’s Invensys Software Conference, but the clear theme is access to data in a relevant context. From major updates to Invensys’ well-recognized HMI and SCADA to cyber security services and training programs, Invensys is refining not only the variety of ways customers can manipulate and manage the data in their systems, but how, when and where they view it as well.
Invensys Product Manager

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Your plant data in a browser, available anywhere, on any device

If you missed Eduardo Ballina’s InTouch Access Anywhere session at the #SoftwareRevolution in Dallas, Texas you missed a lot. Here is a brief video example of it capabilities as well some points from Eduardo’s live session and demo:

#SoftwareRevolution Begins Now– live coverage

"Rocking out to the Beatles “Revolution”, Invensys software announced “The Industrial Software Revolution Begins Now.” About 1,000 people gathered at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for the second Invensys conference in a little over a month. Last month it was the process solutions side of the company. This conference focuses on Wonderware, SimSci-Esscor and Avantis." as Gary Mitchell pointed in his recent article about the event.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Software licensing: the benefits of the concurrent license model

Software licensing agreements can be a daunting task for an enterprise. Using a multi-plant organization as an example, I plan to explain the benefits of the concurrent licensing over traditional per devices/user model in terms of cost, flexibility ease of use and administration.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Industrial Software Revolution Begins Now!

And there are still 10 days to register for the Wonderware User Conference in Dallas, October 15-17, 2013. Below are some of the top HMI/SCADA topics you would NOT want to miss:
  • Increased Operational Effectiveness with Situational Awareness
  • InTouch Access Anywhere
  • Intelligent Embedded Systems (Big data in manufacturing)
  • Connectivity and Integration - Multi-Galaxy to improve scalability and security