Industry 4.0 Topic of Discussion, Definition and Evaluation
The time-delayed and disconnected nature of the lab relative to the rest of the plant operations plays a significant role in the minimization of the importance of the lab data on active manufacturing processes. This presentation will delve into how current manufacturing technology ecosystems have evolved to enable the active linking of the lab data with related process and operations data sources through real-time analytics to drive the immediate course corrections necessary to keep process in control and product within specification.
It’s all too common for a manufacturing plant to be overloaded with alarms that sound and then are ignored. Most of those alarms are dismissed because operators are unable to discern which ones are important and which are just meaningless noise. To address alarm fatigue, many leading manufacturers are utilizing real-time analytics-based monitoring to help operators and process engineers detect and understand potential issues before they impact operations. This presentation will delve into a holistic approach for managing risk within the plant and throughout the entire organization.
The Dow Chemical Company, a Northwest Analytics’ customer, has actively been pursuing Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) for a number of years. And with more than 60 installations worldwide, Dow is an industry expert on the subject. They will be talking about their experiences and learnings at the upcoming AIChE Spring Meeting next week in San Antonio, Texas including:
Manufacturing Analytics – Changing the way organizations operationalize data
As more pharmaceutical and life sciences companies are beginning to integrate tools to meet CPV guidelines, the focus is on constantly monitoring the most important parameters (Critical Process Parameters- CPPs) effecting product quality (Critical Quality Attributes- CQAs). Although analytics is the key to implementing these projects many challenges exist. Where do you start a CPV initiative? Who should be involved? How do you ensure success?
Every year, ARC Advisory Group plays hosts to a variety of conferences and forums across the world that bring together leaders from across the manufacturing spectrum to drive the conversation around the top industry issues.
Albemarle Corporation, a Northwest Analytics’ customer, will be a featured speaker at the 21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum in February.
Quickly becoming a recognized leader in the use of real-time manufacturing analytics, Albemarle’s Jonathan Alexander will showcase the ability to pro-actively monitor process stability and health with real-time analytics, and how Albemarle Corporation went from reacting and responding to problems after they impacted product quality to detecting and preventing them.
Northwest Analytics’ customer, The Dow Chemical Company, will be a featured speaker at the 21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum in February.
Recognized as one of the global leaders in the application of real-time analytics to manufacturing process data to predict and prevent potential process issues, Dow Chemical’s Mary Beth Seasholtz will drive the discussion about best practices for implementing manufacturing analytics to drive value from existing process data.
Premiere Educational Events Concluded in Houston, Texas and Liverpool, England
Recent Manufacturing Leadership Forum events in the United States and United Kingdom continue to drive the conversation around and direction of real-time manufacturing analytics and intelligence and their place in process manufacturing. Hosted by Northwest Analytics, these invitation-only events have captured the attention of leading global manufacturers with representatives in attendance from BASF, Shell, AkzoNobel, Air Liquide, Molex, IBM, and many more.