Following is the agenda for ARC presentations and events. Times and sessions are subject to change.
Tuesday, October 18
Automation Market Outlook for 2012 and Beyond
10 - 10:30 AM
The automation market was severely affected by the economic downturn in 2008, however, it reversed course in 2010 much sooner than anticipated. Based on ARC research, this session will identify the business drivers that resulted in a remarkable 2010 turnaround, explore the environment going forward, and forecast its health with a focus on DCS and field devices. ARC will share information from surveys, primary research, and recommendations for suppliers and end users to navigate the uncertain future.
Management Strategies for Asset Performance Management of Field Devices and Production Assets
10:30 - 11 AM
While the improving automation landscape is once again spurring investment in capital improvements to enhance productivity, the deployment of asset management solutions are increasingly of interest, particularly regarding strategies to get the most out of these investments. ARC will discuss the asset performance management (APM) solutions, practices, and the value that APM can provide. Additionally, ARC will identify key issues that must be addressed for a successful APM implementation.
Reliability Best Practices to Reduce Risk and Cost While Improving Safety
11 - 11:30 AM
Reliability is a broad category of solutions that can be difficult to define. Reliability solutions have been deployed in organizations for decades with varied levels of success. This session will discuss not only the different reliability technologies, but more importantly, the collaborative strategies that improve ROI in many areas of the company other than maintenance. ARC’s Global Reliability Solutions market study, end user interviews, and information from various market research surveys will be presented in this session.
Market Data and Business Intelligence
1:30 - 2:10 PM
A senior ARC Market and Technology Consultant will provide an introduction to readily available market data and business intelligence for fact-based decision-making by manufacturers and suppliers. Now you can substantiate your business case to management with objective information, not conjecture.
Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20
ARC Booth #512 in Exhibition Hall
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM (4 PM close Thursday)
Visit ARC's booth, #512, on the exhibition floor to learn more about thought leadership and strategies for sustainable operational excellence in industrial manufacturing. Private consultations are available with ARC's Market and Technology Analysts (contact ARC by October 12, 2011).