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Distributed Control Systems (DCS)


 
Distributed Control Systems (DCS)  
 

 DCS Supplier Evaluation and Selection

 
 

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This market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast.  The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions and a select group of countries.
   
Published Date: 9/8/2014

Overview

The Worldwide DCS market grew modestly in 2013, with revenues showing about 4 percent growth worldwide.  The regional picture was not uniform.  Latin America outpaced all other regions, while the growth rate was flat in North America after a very large jump in 2012.  Surprisingly, Asia also experienced tepid growth overall.  The business grew in the EMEA region, due to strong project activity in the Middle East and Russia.

End user organizations continue to face a shortfall of qualified personnel.  This “brain drain” leads to some interesting problems in the process industries.  The situation spurs growth in more advanced forms of automation such as modular procedural automation, in which previously manual procedures are automated, with the best practices for those procedures embedded into the automation system. 

An aging installed base represents a major challenge facing suppliers in the DCS market.  While they have certainly stepped up their offerings in terms of both product and support services, many end users still see the system upgrade path as difficult and disruptive.  The key to unlocking this potential market is to design upgrade processes with the same and perhaps even greater care than is spent on new products.  The challenge is to provide smooth paths to upgrade old products and systems that were not designed with smooth or on-line upgrades in mind. 

Strategic Issues
Both automation suppliers and end users strive to get more value from their automation systems.  Some key strategic issues covered in the study include:

  • Technology and business trends for DCS
  • Intelligent I/O modules and cabinets
  • Virtualization
  • Cyber security
  • Impact of cloud computing
  • Remote operations management
  • Skid-mounted equipment
  • Integrated process and electrical automation
  • Managing engineering talent
  • Migration challenges and strategies
Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an MIRA On-line License or as a PDF File.  The On-line License has some unique features (such as market history and market shares for the past several years) that are not available in PDF format.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

 

 MIRA On-line

PDF File

 Worldwide (includes regional data)

Yes

Yes

 North America (includes country data)

Yes

No

 USA by Region and State​ Yes No​
 Latin America (includes country data)

Yes

No

 Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data)

Yes

No

 Asia (includes country data)

Yes

No

 China

No

Yes

 India

No

Yes

Countries included in each region

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

 

Study Brochure
Worldwide Study Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Major Trends
  • Regional Impact
  • End User Impact
  • Strategies for Success

Scope

Market Shares List of Figures

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Market Shares by Service Type
    • Operations
    • Project Management
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Mining
    • Metals
    • Oil & Gas
    • Petrochemical
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater

Market Forecast Analysis & List of Figures

  • Total DCS Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Shipments of DCS Hardware by Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking Hardware
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Operations
    • Project Management
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Petrochemical
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Application Type
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Supplier Profiles

Profiles of the major suppliers servicing this market are included.  Each profile reviews the company's business, products, and services as it applies to this market segment.  Suppliers profiled include ABB, ALSTOM Power Automation & Controls, azbil (Yamatake), Emerson Process Management, General Electric, Honeywell, Invensys Operations Management (Schneider), Metso, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Novatech, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, SMAR, Yokogawa.

Regional Study Table of Contents
Executive Overview

Scope

Market Share Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis 

  • Market Forecast by Country
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

Distributed Control Systems for Asia Brochure

List of countries included in each region:
MIRA-Country.pdf

Country Study Table of Contents
Executive Overview

Scope

Market Share Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Country
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis 

  • Total Market Forecast
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

Distributed Control Systems for China Brochure

Distributed Control Systems for India Brochure


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