Operational Technology Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Jan
11
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — Industry Trends

Improve Manufacturing Safety with Analytics

Improving safety continues as a concern in manufacturing companies. Automation has helped alleviate some problems, but also allowed companies to push the boundaries of the safety envelope.  Over the years, the industry’s safety record has improved overall, but when things go wrong, the consequences are often more severe. It's time to improve manufacturing safety with analytics.
Jan
10
2019
Mark Sen Gupta — ARC Report Abstract

Protecting Automation’s Success while Facing Automation's Vulnerability

Automation’s success can be attributed to the value it delivers.  As technology has progressed, manufacturing automation has proliferated from basic control on the plant or factory floor to today’s advanced applications, thus opening the door to automation's vulnerability.  
Jan
08
2019
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Startups and India’s Unicorn Club

The last decade in India belonged to startup companies; and 2018 saw eight startups enter India's unicorn club (private companies valued at over $1 billion), ushering in an era of unprecedented growth.
Jan
03
2019
Dick Hill — Industry Trends

Technology Evaluation and Selection in the Digital Transformation Era

Owner/operators frequently ask ARC Advisory Group for advice about selecting both technology and technology suppliers.  With the current Digital Transformation trend in full speed ahead mode, technology evaluation and selection can be a challenging task.
Dec
21
2018
Greg Gorbach — ARC Report Abstract

Strategies for Transforming Production Operations With 21st Century Software

A wave of digital transformation is sweeping through the industrial sector.  Driven by innovative and potentially disruptive technologies, and by an emerging understanding of possible new ways of serving customers and competing in the marketplace, industrial companies are modernizing their IT and OT software.
Dec
21
2018
Harry Forbes — ARC Report Abstract

The End of Industrial Automation (As We Know It)

A major technology disruption is approaching in the world of industrial automation.  This disruption (software container technology) has the potential to render long-held supplier business models obsolete.  It will also require suppliers of all types to adopt emerging software technologies and practices from the cloud computing domain. 
Dec
20
2018
Eddie Fidler — ARC Report Abstract

Electric Fleets Will Drive Demand for EV Charging Infrastructure

Future demand for both electric vehicles (EVs) and the associated electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will, of course, be driven by the increased adoption of electric vehicles by individuals and commercial fleets.
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