Operational Technology Viewpoints RSS Feed https://www.arcweb.com/blog/operational-technology-viewpoints en Schneider Electric Helps Suiker Unie’s Digitalization in Practice https://www.arcweb.com/blog/schneider-electric-helps-suiker-unies-digitalization-practice <span class="field-wrapper">Schneider Electric Helps Suiker Unie’s Digitalization in Practice</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:13</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/schneider-electric-helps-suiker-unies-digitalization-practice" rel="tag" title="Schneider Electric Helps Suiker Unie’s Digitalization in Practice" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Schneider Electric Helps Suiker Unie’s Digitalization in Practice</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/schneider-electric-helps-suiker-unies-digitalization-practice%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> ​​​​​​​Suiker Unie is a sugar manufacturing company based in the Netherlands that started its “ Digitalization in Practice ” journey back in 2011, with the stakeholders creating a vision for the future.  </div> </div> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:13:10 +0000 Steve Clouther 82796 at https://www.arcweb.com Why Fail Fast Doesn’t Align with Digital-first Industrial Work Culture https://www.arcweb.com/blog/why-fail-fast-doesnt-align-digital-first-industrial-work-culture <span class="field-wrapper">Why Fail Fast Doesn’t Align with Digital-first Industrial Work Culture</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 04/09/2019 - 15:34</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/why-fail-fast-doesnt-align-digital-first-industrial-work-culture" rel="tag" title="Why Fail Fast Doesn’t Align with Digital-first Industrial Work Culture" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Why Fail Fast Doesn’t Align with Digital-first Industrial Work Culture</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/why-fail-fast-doesnt-align-digital-first-industrial-work-culture%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The phrase “fail fast” is increasingly finding its way into conversations about industrial digital transformation and Industry 4.0.  The implication seems to be that fail-first is a necessary component of a digital-first industrial work culture. </div> </div> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 19:34:58 +0000 Steve Clouther 82281 at https://www.arcweb.com Waiting for the Harvest Helps Realize the Bounty of IoT and AI https://www.arcweb.com/blog/waiting-harvest-helps-realize-bounty-iot-ai <span class="field-wrapper">Waiting for the Harvest Helps Realize the Bounty of IoT and AI</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:43</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/waiting-harvest-helps-realize-bounty-iot-ai" rel="tag" title="Waiting for the Harvest Helps Realize the Bounty of IoT and AI" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Waiting for the Harvest Helps Realize the Bounty of IoT and AI</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/waiting-harvest-helps-realize-bounty-iot-ai%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> “The harvest” explained the engineer.  “It’s our busiest time of year.  Everyone is buried dealing with glitches in the ERP system when deploying spare parts or doing root-cause analysis on warranty claims. No one in IT will agree to system testing during the harvest.” </div> </div> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:43:00 +0000 Steve Clouther 82091 at https://www.arcweb.com EAM Wearables Enhance Capabilities of Shop Floor Maintenance Workers https://www.arcweb.com/blog/eam-wearables-enhance-capabilities-shop-floor-maintenance-workers <span class="field-wrapper">EAM Wearables Enhance Capabilities of Shop Floor Maintenance Workers</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:42</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/eam-wearables-enhance-capabilities-shop-floor-maintenance-workers" rel="tag" title="EAM Wearables Enhance Capabilities of Shop Floor Maintenance Workers" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about EAM Wearables Enhance Capabilities of Shop Floor Maintenance Workers</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/eam-wearables-enhance-capabilities-shop-floor-maintenance-workers%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> As today’s industrial maintenance organizations are becoming more sophisticated and operating under more stringent service-level agreements and expectations, their maintenance teams continue on a quest to be more efficient and effective.  To this point, awareness and interest in EAM wearables are building. </div> </div> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 20:42:52 +0000 Steve Clouther 82096 at https://www.arcweb.com Yokogawa Helping Air Liquide Achieve Digital Transformation of Process Control https://www.arcweb.com/blog/yokogawa-helping-air-liquide-achieve-digital-transformation-process-control <span class="field-wrapper">Yokogawa Helping Air Liquide Achieve Digital Transformation of Process Control</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:29</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/yokogawa-helping-air-liquide-achieve-digital-transformation-process-control" rel="tag" title="Yokogawa Helping Air Liquide Achieve Digital Transformation of Process Control" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Yokogawa Helping Air Liquide Achieve Digital Transformation of Process Control</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/yokogawa-helping-air-liquide-achieve-digital-transformation-process-control%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Arnold “Marty” Martin is Director, Process Control Technology at Air Liquide USA.  As we learned during his presentation at ARC’s February 2019 Forum in Orlando, Florida, his company has been hard at work moving with its customer-centric, “NEOS 2016–2020” initiative. Fundamentally, it is a digital transformation of process control (Industry 4.0) initiative. </div> </div> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:29:48 +0000 Steve Clouther 81946 at https://www.arcweb.com LTTS’s Food Package Inspection with Smart Machine Vision System Resolves Operational Inefficiencies https://www.arcweb.com/blog/lttss-food-package-inspection-smart-machine-vision-system-resolves-operational-inefficiencies <span class="field-wrapper">LTTS’s Food Package Inspection with Smart Machine Vision System Resolves Operational Inefficiencies</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:56</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/lttss-food-package-inspection-smart-machine-vision-system-resolves-operational-inefficiencies" rel="tag" title="LTTS’s Food Package Inspection with Smart Machine Vision System Resolves Operational Inefficiencies" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about LTTS’s Food Package Inspection with Smart Machine Vision System Resolves Operational Inefficiencies</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/lttss-food-package-inspection-smart-machine-vision-system-resolves-operational-inefficiencies%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Deficient quality control is a primary reason for product recalls in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. Replacing legacy quality control systems, particularly inspection systems with foremost smart machine vision technologies, has been critical in mitigating such product recalls. </div> </div> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:56:28 +0000 Steve Clouther 81956 at https://www.arcweb.com Digital Transformation and Servitization for OEMs https://www.arcweb.com/blog/digital-transformation-servitization-oems <span class="field-wrapper">Digital Transformation and Servitization for OEMs</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:58</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/digital-transformation-servitization-oems" rel="tag" title="Digital Transformation and Servitization for OEMs" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Digital Transformation and Servitization for OEMs</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/digital-transformation-servitization-oems%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Servitization allows OEMs to provide proactive support to prevent production disruptions at their customers.  Owner/operators should add servitization for OEMs to their selection criteria. </div> </div> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 19:58:02 +0000 Steve Clouther 81961 at https://www.arcweb.com 2018 and 2019: The Years for Batch Management Software (BMS) and Pharmaceutical Approvals https://www.arcweb.com/blog/2018-2019-years-batch-management-software-bms-pharmaceutical-approvals <span class="field-wrapper">2018 and 2019: The Years for Batch Management Software (BMS) and Pharmaceutical Approvals</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:52</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/2018-2019-years-batch-management-software-bms-pharmaceutical-approvals" rel="tag" title="2018 and 2019: The Years for Batch Management Software (BMS) and Pharmaceutical Approvals" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about 2018 and 2019: The Years for Batch Management Software (BMS) and Pharmaceutical Approvals</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/2018-2019-years-batch-management-software-bms-pharmaceutical-approvals%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Record New Pharmaceutical Approvals was One of the Drivers for new BMS Purchases </div> </div> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:52:30 +0000 Steve Clouther 81836 at https://www.arcweb.com Digital Transformation for Chemicals Slowly Progressing https://www.arcweb.com/blog/digital-transformation-chemicals-slowly-progressing <span class="field-wrapper">Digital Transformation for Chemicals Slowly Progressing</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:21</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/digital-transformation-chemicals-slowly-progressing" rel="tag" title="Digital Transformation for Chemicals Slowly Progressing" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Digital Transformation for Chemicals Slowly Progressing</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/digital-transformation-chemicals-slowly-progressing%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> I recently attended the second day of the Best Practices for Chemicals conference earlier this month in Houston, Texas.  Much of the messaging focused on digital transformation for chemicals and its benefits. </div> </div> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 20:21:30 +0000 Steve Clouther 81781 at https://www.arcweb.com Week Number Roll Over for GPS Event Could Cause Control System Problems on April 6, 2019 https://www.arcweb.com/blog/week-number-roll-over-gps-event-could-cause-control-system-problems-april-6-2019 <span class="field-wrapper">Week Number Roll Over for GPS Event Could Cause Control System Problems on April 6, 2019</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/646" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steve Clouther</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:29</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/week-number-roll-over-gps-event-could-cause-control-system-problems-april-6-2019" rel="tag" title="Week Number Roll Over for GPS Event Could Cause Control System Problems on April 6, 2019" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Week Number Roll Over for GPS Event Could Cause Control System Problems on April 6, 2019</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/blog/week-number-roll-over-gps-event-could-cause-control-system-problems-april-6-2019%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Like the Y2K millennial bug, there is some concern the Week Number Roll Over for GPS receivers has the potential to cause some disruption of electrical and process control systems on the rapidly approaching date of April 6, 2019. </div> </div> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:29:44 +0000 Steve Clouther 81651 at https://www.arcweb.com