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ARC's Process Management Academy Europe 2013

Boosting Profitability and Efficiency:  Fine-Tuning Your Processes to Meet Today's Industry Challenges

March 4-5, 2013 - Antwerp, Belgium

AntwerpARC Advisory Group’s 9th Annual Process Management Academy is a premier meeting point for industry executives and technology solution providers to share current best practices and learn about emerging solutions in automation and manufacturing IT.

The forum delivers content key to the success of any business with a focus on process or hybrid production.  Whether you are in biotechnology, chemicals, food & beverages, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, or power generation, the case studies, analyses, and interactive discussions will provide you with new knowledge to help you increase the profitability and efficiency of your operations.

The two-day forum includes presentations by end users, ARC analysts, and other industry experts who will share their experiences and provide an outlook on the future of automation.  The topics are:

Continuous vs. Batch:  How Technology Helps Us to Rethink Traditional Production Methods
While some continuous processing operations are moving to batch production for faster demand response, some traditional batch processes are being turned into continuous processes for efficiency gains.  How can users maintain profitability at lower utilization and running rates?  Which method is right for your process?

Real-time Process Feedback
Process analytical technology (PAT) is changing the face of pharmaceutical manufacturing.  Initiated by the FDA to promote better quality and higher productivity, Quality by Design (QbD) lets users build quality directly into product design and manufacturing processes rather than relying on end-of-batch quality checks.  PAT and QbD provide the real-time process feedback and flexible processes that allow an out-of-spec operation to be steered back on course, reducing waste and improving efficiency.

ARC Process Management Academy 2012Energy and Material Efficiency Optimization
Rising energy and raw material costs mean that optimization of usage, yield, and scrap has never been more important.  It is not just about electricity or primary energy sources anymore.  Instead, the focus has shifted to a WAGES (water, air, gas, electricity, steam) approach that is deeply rooted in the manufacturing process.  In many industries, oil and gas are not only energy sources, but also a stock for production.  Industry experience shows that energy and raw material usage can be optimized with the potential to save money, material, and CO2.

Plant Maintenance in Process Industries
New technologies such as physical layer diagnostics, predictive analytics, and augmented reality are enabling sophisticated approaches to maintenance.  One concern is still the role of the maintenance technician and their impact on plant reliability and uptime.  Downtime is a major cost factor in the process industries, accounting for the equivalent of 20% of all production costs.  Half of all maintenance man-hours are spent on fixing equipment following a failure, while only 18% of those hours are spent determining when equipment will fail and acting accordingly.  With the increasing equipment complexity, what approaches can help industry to improve plant availability while lowering maintenance costs?

Enterprise Asset Management in the Regulated Industries
Companies with US FDA validated processes or affected by the European Commission’s rules governing medicinal products must keep records for all inspection, maintenance, testing, and calibrations – particularly non-routine repairs performed on equipment as a result of failure and malfunction.  While paper records are allowed, compliance with this media becomes costly and difficult to manage – and unacceptably painful during an inspection.  The use of electronic documents and signatures for these records is preferred.  The ability to create and store these records electronically has created high interest in the pharmaceutical industry for modern enterprise asset management systems.

Workshops

Dedicated workshops, facilitated by ARC analysts, will focus on specific issues surrounding cyber security, Big Data and the Cloud, 3D simulation and training, as well as optimizing supply chains and demand response.

Cyber Security:  Are We Safer than Last Year?
A painful attack against automation systems of a municipal water authority occurred in November 2011.  Using a version of HMI software that allowed access from the Internet, a hacker hijacked a SCADA system and took control over the water utility in the City of South Houston.

One of the most important steps in implementing cyber security initiatives is raising the awareness of security issues among employees.  What good are great policies and procedures when employees don’t understand them?  High employee-awareness results from training sessions that address computer security in general, and the specific application to workplace architectures in particular.

This workshop will address these issues to help you increase security on site:

  • Password administration, protection, and usage
  • Antivirus measures and how to react to suspicious e-mail
  • How IT staff should react to security breaches
  • Physical security of workplaces, computers, and data communication

Big Data and the Cloud:  Managing Process and Product Data in the Information Age
Meta data in process industries describe system design and configuration, document processes, and track production data.  The use of CAD and simulation tools has drastically increased the amount of data that process manufacturers have to gather, evaluate, store, and archive.  How are leading manufacturers today managing the data glut?  Is Cloud Manufacturing the answer?

3D Simulation and Training in Process Applications
Using modern instrumentation and controls, process operations become safer and more stable.  With increasing equipment reliability and ROA requirements, duration between shutdowns become longer.  When using advanced process control, plants control 'themselves' and the operator becomes a constraint manager and exception handler.  Do operators lose their experience in manually operating, shutting down, starting up, and handling emergencies?  Is operator training simulation becoming a best practice?

More and more operations are unmanned and have irregular personnel interventions.  3D simulation is an emerging technology for making personnel familiar with the spatial configuration.  How is this technology used?  What the benefits?  And how can 3D plant simulation be coupled with engineering and maintenance data?

Optimizing Supply Chains and Demand Response
For some years now scientists and visionaries have been talking about the third industrial revolution: a world in which custom products are ordered on-line and batch sizes are reduced dramatically.  Modern car manufacturing is moving closer to this model.  Smaller companies such as My Müsli (custom mixed cereal) or Chocri (customized chocolate bars) are also taking it to the next level.  This development will affect the complete value chain, from raw materials to the finished product, and offers producers a substantial competitive advantage.  This workshop will discuss the implementation of supply chain optimization as a whole, and at the factory and application level.

Agenda

The schedule for the forum is as follows.

Monday, March 4

12:00 PM​ Registration​ ​
1:00 PM

Workshop 1a:  Cyber Security
Moderator: Thomas Menze, ARC
Experts: Thierry Cornu, Euriware-Areva
Arjan Meijer, ISA

Workshop 1b:  3D Simulation and Training
Moderator: Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC
Expert: Hans Van den Wijngaert, Siemens
3:00 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

3:30 PM​

Assessing and Managing Operational Risk in the Process Industries
Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC​

4:00 PM Benefits of Modular Production in Supply Chain Design
Dr. Georg Mogk, Bayer Technology Services​
4:30 PM Achieving Breakthrough Performance with New Processes and Technologies
Uwe Grundmann, ARC​
5:00 PM ARC Analyst Daily Wrap-up​
6:30 PM Executive Roundtable / Reception
With an introduction by Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC:
Maturity Level in Automation, Instrumentation, Operations Management, and their Integration
and Dr. Carsten Hahn, SAP:
Make to Me

Tuesday, March 5

8:00 AM Registration and Morning Coffee/Tea
9:00 AM

Process Safety:  Learning from Incidents
Dr. Ulrike Weingerl, OMV

9:30 AM Impacts on the OPEX of a Safety System
Dr. Jan Hücker, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
10:00 AM Operational Excellence through Process Intelligence
Karel Crombach, Microsoft
10:30 AM Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 AM Benchmark of PAT Maintenance
Dr. Helmut Berg, Bayer Technology Services
11:30 AM Energy Management at Ingredia
Michel Devos, M.E.S. Consult
12:00 PM​ Transforming from Conventional Hardware to a Virtualized Platform
Anneke Vemer, ExxonMobil​
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM

Workshop 2a:  Big Data and the Cloud
Moderator:  David Humphrey, ARC
Experts: Klaus Koch, CAT
Karel Crombach, Microsoft
Dan Stimson, SAP
Marnix du Clou, Siemens Industry Software

Workshop 2b​:  Optimizing Supply Chains and Demand Response
Moderator:  Florian Gueldner, ARC
Experts: Dr. Georg Mogk, Bayer Technology Services
Hans Bijl, Siemens
3:30 PM Coffee/Tea Break
4:00 PM Selecting and Working with a Control System Integrator
Robert Lowe, CSIA
4:30 PM​ Leveraging Standards to Manage Field Devices
Hartmut Wallraf, FDT Group
5:00 PM

ARC Analyst Forum Wrap-up

Executive Speakers

The following executives are among those who presented at the Forum.  Click on the speaker name to view a brief bio.

  
  
  
Uwe GrundmannManaging Director, EuropeARC Advisory Group
Thomas Menze Senior Consultant ARC Advisory Group Europe
Dr. Valentijn de LeeuwDirector of ConsultingARC Advisory Group Europe
Florian Güldner Analyst ARC Advisory Group Europe
David Humphrey Director of Research ARC Advisory Group Europe
Dr. Georg MogkSenior Project ManagerBayer Technology Services
Dr. Helmut BergHead of PAT Operation & MaintenanceBayer Technology Services
Robert LoweExecutive DirectorCSIA
Anneke VemerProcess Control Applications CoordinatorExxonMobil
Hartmut WallrafChairmanFDT Group
Dr. Jan HückerHead of Service InternationalHIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Michel DevosIndependent ConsultantM.E.S. Consult
Karel CrombachEMEA Director Manufacturing & Resources IndustriesMicrosoft
Dr. Ulrike WeingerlProcess Safety ManagementOMV
Dr. Carsten HahnDirector Business ByDesign DevelopmentSAP

 

Location

The Forum is held at the Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel in Antwerp.

Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel
Koningin Astridplein 7
2018 Antwerp
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)3 203 1234
Fax +32 (0)3 203 1275
Email info.astrid.antwerp@radissonblu.com
www.radissonblu.com/astridhotel-antwerp

The Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel is located in the heart of Antwerp, right opposite the central station.  The hotel offers free high-speed, wireless Internet access for meeting delegates.  For directions, please go to www.radissonblu.com/astridhotel-antwerp/location.  The room rate is 132 EUR per room without breakfast - breakfast buffet costs 22 EUR per person.  ARC has reserved a contingent of rooms - when booking, please reference that you are attending 'ARC PMA 2013'.

 

PMA Attendees

The following organizations are among those who have attended PMA:

ABB
AFD GmbH Leuna
Agoria

Airsprite Technologies
Aker Process
AkzoNobel

Aliseca
Alpha Steuer-Mess-Regeltechnick
ALSTOM Energy
AMNYTT
Anapur
Aramco Overseas
ARCA-Regler
Arkema Group
Arla Foods
Ashcroft Instruments
AspenTech
AUCOTEC
Automa
AVI
AVR Rotterdam
B&R Industrial Automation
Bar Pneumatische Steuerungssysteme
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BN Automation
BP
Buerkert Werke
C&M Engineering
Cargill

CAT
Celanese
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
Cisco
Clariant Produkte
Cognis Oelchemicals
Comos Industry Solutions
ConScript
Control Engineering
COPA-DATA
CRIT
Croon
CTE
Curvaceous Software
Danisco
DDC

Deutsche Messe
Dow Chemical
Dr. Oestreich Consulting
DSM
DuPont
E+H Wetzer
Economic Engineering
EDF
EKS Engel
Elan Software
Elias
Emerson Process Management
Endress+Hauser
ETH
European Commission
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Evonik Degussa
ExxonMobil
Fachhochschule Köln
FDT Group

Festo
FHS Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Finze & Wagner EMSR
Flowserve
Frauhofer IITB
F-Secure
Future Capital
G&O Automation
GeCma Components
GIT VERLAG
Gönnheimer Elektronic
Grace Manufacturing

HACH-LANGE
Hans Turck
HART
Hatch Associates
Haus der Technik
Henkel
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Hirschmann
HOERBIGER
Honeywell
Horizon Power
Huethig
iBanx
IBM
Ifak
IKF SIL
IML Group
Industrial Defender
Ineos Köln
Infracor
InfraServ
Innomiate Security
Intel
Intergraph
Intermate
Invensys
IPCOS
IT Advisory Group
iTAC Software
ITandFactory
Kiel Engineering
Knick Elektronische
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Krohne Messtechnik
Laborelec
Landesumweltamt NRW
Lang & Peitler Automation
Lanxess
LeiKon
LEONI Kerpen
Lubrizol
Lyondell
MACTek
MAN TURBO
Managing Automation
ManuBiz
Mars
Matrikon
Merck
Messe Duesseldorf
Metso Automation
Microsoft
MiRO Karlsruhe
Mitsubishi Electric
MM MaschinenMarkt
Mobrey
MRO Software

MTL Instruments
NAMUR
NEC Electronics
NextNine
Oldenbourg
OMV Deutschland
OSI Software
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer Manufacturing
Phoenix Contact
Primation Systemtechnik
PROFIBUS/PROFINET
ProLeiT
PROLIST International
PT Industrieel
PTB Physik.-Techn.
Publish Industry Verlag
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
RIB Software
ROCHE Diagnostics
Rockwell Automation
Rösberg Engineering
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sachtleben Chemie
Samson
SAP
Sasol Germany
Schneider Electric
Shell Deutschland Oil
Siemens
Softing
SPPC
Tata Consultancy Services
Technip Germany
Technische Computer
TeDo Verlag
Thales Group
Thomas Industrial Media
Ticona
TNO
Total
Trebing & Himstedt
T-Systems
TU München-TUM
Turck
UBL

Uhde
Universität Kassel
USPI

VDE-Verlag
VDI-Verein Deutscher
VDI Wissensforum
Vega Grieshaber
Vogel Business Media
Völkers Büro
VTA
WAGO Kontakttechnik
Weidmüller
WEKA FACHMEDIEN
WIB
Wonderware
Yokogawa
ZVEI

 

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