Monday, June 30, 2014

Repost, with comments: AstraZeneca's Focus On Supply Chain: With Change Comes The Obligation To Respond

Pharmaceutical Online recently posted an article on the need for tight collaboration within a pharmaceutical company's supply chain in order to respond to changing market conditions.

They also mentioned a Gartner study defining the five steps that a company needs to make in order to ensure an effective supply chain: React, Anticipate, Integrate, Collaborate, and Orchestrate. For years, we have been saying that using solutions such as MES and Workflow can be the underpinning of a responsive, agile supply chain.


Wonderware MES: ROI in 12 months!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Repost, with comments: Report: SaaS Usage up 500% Since 2010; Second Cloud Front on Its Way

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It's no big surprise that cloud has been thoroughly embraced by IT.  Given its ability to scale with demand (elasticity, going up or down in capacity), offer cost conscious means of using expensive software, and lessening IT burden onboarding new software and technologies, it's a boon to both users as well as vendors of these products.

What is interesting is the lag factor when it comes to industrial automation. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Carson City, Nevada - A "Smart City" Success Story

I've just started to delve into the water utility industry, and it's pretty fascinating. The pressures on these companies--to provide us with a consistent, clean, safe water supply, while ensuring profitable, compliant operations--is admirable.

Altprofits reports that the use of water has increased 35 fold over the past three centuries. The water/wastewater industry is in constant need of refurbishment, refinement, to continue to meet the demands of an ever-growing population.

Wonderware has supplied water/wastewater solutions to this industry for more than 25 years, helping them to visualize, report on operations, and manage assets for peak performance.  This success story from Carson City Nevada tells a great story on being responsie and prepared to meet their citizen's needs.

Want to hear more?  We're having a webinar with on Tuesday, June 24 at 2PM EDT.  We'll feature Carson City's James Jacklett and Schneider Electric's Saadi Kermani, sharing their story of effectively meeting operations needs using Wonderware solutions.

Global 500 Food Company Uses Wonderware MES for MES to Controls Integration

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Did you miss this? Facts On Fiction: Operational Data Collection - What You Think You Know About Historians Might be Harming You

Safety: Webcast: Facts On Fiction: Operational Data Collection - What You Think You Know About Historians Might be Harming You

It's live again!  The archived webinar of Wonderware's popular webcast on Historian Myths.  Wonderware Historian is a industry-strength information management solution, designed for scalability, with a variety of reporting options to support your mobile and KPI needs.

Integration to Controls Key Need by MES Customers--Solved by Wonderware

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