Maintenance is not the usual hot item on the corporate management agenda, but modern process-centric methods can change that. With Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) the plant can move from scheduled to predictive maintenance (PdM) and save the company a lot of time, effort and money.
World class manufacturing requires a complete understanding of what is happening in all parts of the enterprise. This means well organized accessible data that can feed analytics to provide effective manufacturing and management decision support., However, most companies maintain their process and business data in a collection of different databases that were built at different times for different purposes that were never designed to work together.
The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) developed the recently released report “The Implementing 21stCentury Smart Manufacturing” to establish a roadmap and set priorities for modernizing US manufacturing with digital information and automation technology. The report discusses the needs for 21stcentury automation, data acquisition, management, analytics and reporting.
ARC Advisory Group has released a new report, "Process Historians Moving Rapidly Toward CPAS Vision". The report examines the industry need and desire to move toward a Collaborative Process Automation System as the core of their manufacturing systems: "They want to be able to harvest any relevant information assets without boundaries in real time and work collaboratively with business counterparts and colleagues at their sites and in other plants us
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