Industry Definitions and Best Practices

best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.  ARC has conducted numerous best practice surveys over the past thirty years and has developed best practices for a large number of topics of interest to industry executives.

Publish Date Title Author
NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Manufacturing Larry O'Brien
Smart Sensors Increasingly Important in the Industrial IoT Age Rick Rys
Operational Excellence in the Digital Transformation Age Dick Hill
Digital Twins Define Oil & Gas 4.0 Jyoti Prakash
ISA-101 Standard Addresses the HMI Lifecycle Larry O'Brien
What is a Main Automation Contractor (MAC)? Dick Hill
Recognizing All of Your Operational Assets Sid Snitkin
Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas Enabled by Technology Partnerships Tim Shea
Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) Trends Janice Abel
Integration of Machine Vision with Machine Learning Bolsters Smart Factory Infrastructure Anju Ajaykumar
Augmented Reality Reduces Mean-Time-To-Repair Ralph Rio
Renewable Energy and the Smart City of the Future Paul Miller
IIoT Living on the Edge in Industrial Environments Craig Resnick
Operational Historians and Time-Series Databases – Adapting to the Digital Transformation Janice Abel
Applying Augmented Reality in Field Service Ralph Rio
What is Your Change Management Process? Paula Hollywood
Top Technology Trends in Automation for 2018 Craig Resnick
What is ITOT Convergence? Paul Miller
How do Operator Training Simulators Vary? Rick Rys
What is Open Process Automation? Harry Forbes
What is Safety Lifecycle Management? Mark Sen Gupta
Digital Transformation of Manufacturing Industries Greg Gorbach
What are Safety Instrumented and Critical Control Systems? Mark Sen Gupta
Additive Manufacturing Moves into Mainstream Manufacturing Will Hastings
What are Global Trade Management (GTM) Solutions? Clint Reiser
What is Operations Performance Management? Greg Gorbach
What are Process Simulation & Optimization (PSO) Tools? Peter Reynolds
Distributed Control System (DCS) Migration Best Practices Dick Hill
SCADA Systems Components Defined Mark Sen Gupta
What are Multiphase Flow Meters? Tim Shea
What are Operator Training Simulators? Janice Abel
What is Controlgear? David Humphrey
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Defined Janice Abel
Cloud Computing Adoption in Process Automation David Clayton
Industrial AC Motors Categorized Naresh Kumar Surepelly
Motor Control Centers Defined Sal Spada
Leak Detection Systems (LDS) Defined for Oil & Gas Industires Tim Shea
What are Industrial Network Edge Devices? Chantal Polsonetti
Top Technology Trends in Automation for 2018 Craig Resnick
What are Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Device Level Platforms? Chantal Polsonetti
What are Industrial Network Gateways? Chantal Polsonetti
HVAC Automation & Control Systems Defined David Clayton
What are Intelligent Pumps? Jyoti Prakash
Global Trade Management (GTM) Market Defined Steve Banker
What are General Motion Control (GMC) Systems? Sal Spada
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Defined Leena Kanickaraj
What are Engineering Design Tools Software Applications? Dick Slansky
What are Control Valves? David Clayton
What are Emission Monitoring Systems (EMS)? Inderpreet Shoker
What are Computer Numerical Controls (CNCs)? Sal Spada