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
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
What are Multiphase Flow Meters? Tim Shea
What are Operator Training Simulators? Janice Abel
Distributed Control System (DCS) Migration Best Practices Dick Hill
SCADA Systems Components Defined Mark Sen Gupta
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
What is Asset Integrity Management - AIM? Ralph Rio
What are IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0? Ralph Rio
What is Field Service Management - FSM? Ralph Rio
Top Ten Business Benefits of Process Automation Dick Hill
What is a Distributed Control System (DCS)? Larry O'Brien
What is Batch Management Software? Janice Abel
What is Enterprise Asset Management - EAM? Ralph Rio
3D Laser Scanning Defined Sal Spada
Artificial Lift Optimization System Defined Tim Shea
DCS versus PLC: Is the Debate Over? Larry O'Brien
What is Process Manufacturing? Dick Hill
AC Drives Classifications Himanshu Shah
Automation Services Defined Larry O'Brien
What is Advanced Process Control (APC) & Online Optimization? Peter Reynolds
What is Human Machine Interface (HMI) Software? Craig Resnick