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Foundational Analytics Platform Driving Industry 4.0 Success

PORTLAND, OR – August 1, 2018 – Northwest Analytics, a leading Industry 4.0 analytics provider, today announced an enterprise license agreement with The Dow Chemical Company, a manufacturer of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics products and solutions, to further enable the global roll-out of the NWA Focus EMI® manufacturing analytics platform supporting its overall Industry 4.0 digital enterprise vision.

Already with more than 170 implementations of NWA Focus EMI, the global license agreement will allow Dow to continue the uninterrupted roll-out of the analytics platform across the company on an accelerated timeline.

Northwest Analytics CEO Bob Ward added “Northwest Analytics is very pleased to have been selected as one of Dow’s Industry 4.0 solution providers. We feel that our platform approach to manufacturing analytics is ideally suited to Dow’s goals of creating real-time enterprise wide visibility, management, benchmarking and optimization of critical process data no matter where that data is being captured. We look forward to providing key analytics data to manufacturing stakeholders at Dow as they continue on their Industry 4.0 journey.”

Northwest Analytics is providing NWA Focus EMI, a foundational and enabling technology, to Dow to help further their Industry 4.0 strategy. 

“The agreement with Dow is reflective of the growing focus on Industry 4.0 initiatives and continued recognition of the critical role of operational analytics, such as NWA’s Focus EMI, for those initiatives,” according to Craig Resnick, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group. “Additionally, this deal is industry validation from a leading global manufacturer of the importance of selecting a scalable, real-time manufacturing analytics platform that provides transformative, yet manageable, operational benefits such as process optimization and increased operator productivity that deliver significant, sustainable improvements to the bottom line.”

The initial agreement includes the NWA Focus EMI platform, ongoing product updates, and platform maintenance.

About Northwest Analytics

Northwest Analytics is a leading provider of Industry 4.0 manufacturing analytics solutions for manufacturers, delivering process decision guidance into 35% of the Forbes 1000 manufacturers and more than 3,000 manufacturing customers worldwide. Northwest Analytics is focused exclusively on enabling better operational visibility and analytics-based decision making for manufacturers, providing a powerful, easy-to-use suite of manufacturing intelligence and SPC solutions that emphasize enterprise-wide integration and scalability. 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

About The Dow Chemical Company

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at

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