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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: 8/9/2013

Overview

Very Uneven DCS Market Still Grows Modestly in 2012
The DCS market grew modestly in 2012, representing about 3 percent market growth worldwide.  However the regional picture was not uniform at all.  North America and Latin America grew well, while the growth rate slowed in the Asia region.  The business contracted slightly in the EMEA region, despite strong business levels in the Middle East.

Disappointing regions in 2012 include Western Europe, which still struggles with recession and high unemployment in many countries.  Recessions and uncertainty restricted the market there.  A second macroeconomic factor is the slower economic growth in China and India. 
 
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, the system upgrade path is still seen as difficult and disruptive by many end users.  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 providing 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 out of their automation systems.  Some key strategies for success in this study include:

  • Technology and business trends for DCS
  • Intelligent I/O modules and cabinets
  • COTS networks
  • Virtualization
  • Cyber security issues
  • Impact of cloud computing
  • Remote operations management
  • Skid-mounted DCS for modular plants
  • Integrated process and electrical automation
  • DCS migration considerations
Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an On-Demand License or as a PDF File.  The On-Demand 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:  

 

 On-Demand

PDF File

 Worldwide

Yes

Yes

 North America

Yes

No

 Latin America

Yes

Yes

 Europe, Middle East & Africa

Yes

No

 Asia

Yes

Yes

 China

No

Yes

 India

No

Yes

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 Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Mining & Metals
    • Oil & Gas
    • 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 Hardware, Software, & Services
  • Shipments of DCS Hardware 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
    • 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, 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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