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PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - Long-time Northwest Analytics, Inc. customer, The Dow Chemical Company, continues to fill their awards cabinet with the announcement of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council's 2015 awards. Dow was awarded a Manufacturing Leadership Award for "Big Data & Advanced Analytics Leadership" for their 'Real-time Process Support with Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) project, using Northwest Analytics' NWA Focus EMI®

In its eleventh year, the ML Awards recognizes world-class manufacturing companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. The recipients of the ML Awards have distinguished themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their companies to anticipate and respond to customers and suppliers with unmatched agility. 

A true champion of manufacturing intelligence, Dr. Lloyd Colegrove, director of data services and fundamental problem solving for The Dow Chemical Company is behind the 'Real-time Process Support with EMI" initiative for Dow. This initiative allows for the application of new analytics and decision making schemes by integrating multiple data sources and applying leading edge data analytics to predict and prevent issues before they become critical, saving Dow a significant amount of money. 

"We at Northwest Analytics are very pleased that Lloyd and his team at Data Services are being acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Council," said Northwest Analytics Chief Executive Officer Bob Ward. "It is gratifying to see Dow's efforts to increase their competitiveness and productivity, through the use of both global data visibility and real time analytics, recognized by their peers. We appreciate Dow Chemical's collaboration on the deployment of NWA Focus EMI."

"The Dow Chemical Company continually strives to lead the industry in leveraging our data through technology to deliver real value to the organization," noted Dr. Colegrove. "By using NWA Focus EMI to aggregate and access data from disparate manufacturing data sources in conjunction with real-time manufacturing analytics, we are now able to anticipate and address potential issues before they impact final product quality and in doing so are delivering significant annual plant savings in each plant where implementation has taken place."

ML Award winners and their technology partners will be honored in June at a gala celebration that concludes the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow is as an integrated science and technology company with the scale and expertise to address global trends and create differentiated solutions for customers and society. Through the Company's diversified, market-driven portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses, Dow continues to deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. For more information, visit


About Northwest Analytics, Inc.
Northwest Analytics, Inc. is a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence and SPC software solutions for manufacturers. NWA delivers real-time manufacturing analytics and visibility, SPC charting and enterprise reporting 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 manufacturing intelligence 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


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