Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wonderware Manufacturing Execution systems deliver real value and competitiveness

by Michael Schwarz, MES/Workflow/Batch Product Marketing Manager, Invensys Schneider

Every manufacturer approaching the transformation from a paper based, fragmented or manual operations management system to a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)  raises that question – what will be the ROI in my case? Often this question cannot be exactly answered prior to purchase – only very experienced professionals will be able to compare a prospect's situation to a similar case and relate to the results achieved in these case(s) without detailed analysis and investigations, which may require similar efforts close to a small MES implementation itself.

Wonderware wanted to better understand ourselves what real benefits and values our existing MES customers received, what were the operational improvements, and the ROI achieved, to share with those who need decision support to justify the investment. We partnered with TechValidate, a third party research service, to collect and validate such information for publication.  Here the first overview of Improvements through Wonderware MES Software use:

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Operations Innovation & Transformation – Training “Systems”

by Stan Devries, Senior Director Solutions Architecture, Invensys Schneider

Industrial operations are experiencing innovation and transformation in 2 aspects.  There is a pervasive move to unify the industrial enterprise over multiple sites with a more holistic view, and there is a pervasive shift to using operational teams that spread across the sites, centrally governed, where subject matter experts (SMEs) make use a timely and dynamic decision support system in a dynamic operational world.

Using the recent discussions in the MESA community about the recommendation to consider “behaviors” and “systems” as separate, where “systems” help to achieve, sustain and improve “behaviors,”there has been a revolution in manufacturing and operations Training Systems.  The major change is from a single user, focused on his/her span of control with an isolated context of process or machine control, to multiple users handling multiple processes or machines, and handling more than just speeds and pressures – they contribute to operations performance indicators such as quality and unit costs.  The “contract” between the enterprise and the operator has dramatically changed.  In addition, even the traditional narrow span of control isn’t sufficiently effective when operators have never experienced a full start-up or one of the more severe abnormal situations.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

5 Stars for Wonderware MES!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Why do customers choose Wonderware MES?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Customer Uses Wonderware MES, not ERP for Operations Management

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Customers Report Improved Equipment Performance Using Wonderware MES

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Use of Wonderware MES Improves Packaging Performance

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Wonderware Workflow Drivethrough

A Wonderware Workflow video from Schneider Electric.  Featuring full-fledged Business Process Management functionality, with industrial integration into control and process equipment.  Wonderware System Platform user?  You are in luck!  Natively integrated to System Platform, using the same development environment, gives you full visibility to plant and equipment models.

MES for Food and Beverage/Consumer Packaged Goods

A video from Wonderware on its Manufacturing Execution Systems offering for the Food and Beverage industry. Why do so many food processors trust MES?  Well, it's the top MES for those requiring compliance, standardization, quality management.

Food & Beverage Industry Use of Wonderware MES Solutions

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

New White Paper from Microsoft and Invensys on Cloud for Manufacturing!


Hot off the presses! A white paper jointly penned by Microsoft and Invensys on the basics, and benefits, of cloud computing for manufacturing.

This white paper explains the basics of different types of cloud architecture (hybrid, on premises, off premises) and delivery mechanisms, such as Software as a Service.

For Invensys, we use cloud architecture for several of our products:
These products offer the convenience of a cloud hosted solution, with lower IT, implementation and maintenance costs, great scalability, and the ease of mobile access to critical applications.