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Northwest Analytics Receives Kinetic Process Innovation Award in Recognition for Excellence in Delivering Real-Time Analytics Intelligence Across Manufacturing Processes

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2015) - Northwest Analytics, a leading provider of manufacturing analytics and intelligence solutions, received one of the 19th Annual Kinetic Process Innovation Awards sponsored by High Tech Views.

Northwest Analytics won the award for its implementation of NWA Focus EMI® solution at Palmer Foundry. For the high-end aluminum casting foundry out of Massachusetts, NWA Focus EMI enabled immediate access to data at all levels of the organization, and the visualization of relevant information through an analytics-based warning system of deviations from project or raw materials parameters.

"NWA Focus EMI integrates into all aspects of our business. From process control and product quality measurements, to measuring customer complaints and on time delivery; it presents role-based dashboards that are easily understood by operators and management alike," noted Jim Lagrant, General Manager, Palmer Foundry. "The automation provided by NWA Focus EMI has allowed us to use our time to interpret the data and make decisions instead of writing queries and formatting charts."

The Palmer Foundry implementation reinforced the ease and value of directly accessing process data through the global analytics layer of NWA Focus EMI and delivering real-time analytics-based alarming to identify potential problems before they affect processes or product.

"Manufacturers have plenty of data. They just need a way to access and aggregate it across all their disparate systems and apply manufacturing analytics to surface actionable information," said Peter Guilfoyle, Vice President of Marketing for Northwest Analytics. "With NWA Focus EMI, Palmer Foundry's application of analytics to their process data not only positively impacts incoming materials and in-process operations, but is also a powerful selling tool for them when talking to prospective customers."

Award winners were selected from hundreds of entrants by a panel of experts consisting of independent professionals who are recognized authorities in their fields. This marks the fourth manufacturing industry award for NWA Focus EMI implementations in the past year.

About Northwest Analytics, Inc.
Northwest Analytics, Inc. is a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence, SPC and quality information software solutions for manufacturers. NWA delivers manufacturing-intelligence visibility, analytics, plant-floor quality data collection, management and monitoring, SPC charting, enterprise reporting, and real-time, embedded SPC to 35% of the Forbes 1000 manufacturers and more than 5,000 manufacturing customers worldwide. NWA has focused exclusively on manufacturing for more than 25 years, providing a powerful, easy-to-use suite of EMI, MI and SPC solutions that emphasize enterprise-wide integration, analysis and visibility. NWA is the partner-of-choice when it comes to helping its customers increase operating efficiencies and throughput, while delivering a fast and effective ROI. For more information, visit or call 503-224-7727.

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