Northwest Analytics receives Kinetic Process Innovation Award

July 29, 2014

Northwest Analytics receives Kinetic Process Innovation Award for its work with The Dow Chemical Company

NWA Focus EMI® for the manufacturing industry provides
 complete data source integration, and real-time process analytics and visibility.

Portland, Oregon  29 July, 2014- Northwest Analytics, a global provider of manufacturing intelligence solutions, is one of four recipients of the 18th Kinetic Process Innovation Awards sponsored by High Tech Views. This prestigious industry award recognizes technologies that make a significant contribution to the business and achievements of their customers.

Northwest Analytics won the award for its deployment of NWA Focus EMI® solution at The Dow Chemical Company, providing complete data source integration, and real-time process analytics and visibility across production plants and operations.

"Our greatest need was to bring more data to the light of day in order to preempt any issues that could disrupt the manufacturing process," said Lloyd Colegrove, Data Services Director, Dow Chemical. "NWA Focus EMI allows us to avoid problems, and has saved us $1million to $2 million dollars per plant each year."

Manufacturing is one of the more complex industries in which to manage the flow of data. The depth and breadth of products, processes, production lines and equipment results in numerous data flows, proprietary databases and data storage systems. This results in multiple data silos.

"Manufacturers have the 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, Dow Chemical now has a system to harness, analyze, integrate and visualize all of their key data to quickly and decisively prevent potentially costly incidents."

Award winners were selected from hundreds of entrants by a panel of experts consisting of independent professionals who are recognized authorities in their fields.

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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