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Keynote speakers included Teemu Tunkelo ...
Keynote speakers included Teemu Tunkelo and Rob McGreevy of Invensys Operations Management, Litiya Matakala from Frost and Sullivan and our very own football legend Gary Bailey.
, VP Platform and Applications, Invensys Operations Management
The presentation focused on IOMs roadmap for sustainable success in the short and long term (12-18 months).
this year celebrates reaching over 585,000 licences installed worldwide and 585 000 people cant be wrong, said McGreevy
who believes that the key to future success is delivering technologies that keep up with the fast-changing realities of market trends.
For example, replacing people has itself been replaced by empowering people to do a better job and transactional business is migrating to real-time business.
There is little room now for fixed or unchanging operations or process management.
What manufacturers want is agile operations and product management that leads to a holistic view of their production and business activities, says McGreevy
In the short term, IOM plans for an enhanced series of information and intelligence products which will incorporate upgrades to its existing SCADA, Historian, MES, Condition-Based Maintenance
, Enterprise Integration and Information Server products along with improved connectivity to LIMS and ERP systems.
In the long term, information and intelligence remain the priorities with particular attention being paid to workflow and collaboration, process modelling as well as reporting and analysis.
On the operations side, well be focusing on quality management, mobile solutions, system connectivity, advanced simulation and optimisation as well as asset reliability, says McGreevy
The new ArchestrA System Platform 2012 ...
The new ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 helps customers achieve operational excellence with improved capacity, more flexibility and system expansion, said Rob McGreevy, vice president of platform and operations software, Invensys Operations Management.
Customers with remote sites, such as oil and gas production, power plants, facilities management, water and wastewater plants or any SCADA-specific use, typically have issues properly handling intermittent, uncurrent or out-of-sequence data, said McGreevy
When off-line remote sites suddenly connect, a burst of cached information must be handled quickly, efficiently and accurately.
ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 software and Wonderware Historian 2012 R2 software, with significantly higher storage and retrieval throughput, can process intermittent and late data with total integrity.
In addition, the communication channel for data from the ArchestrA System Platform to the Wonderware
Historian can be encrypted, greatly improving security of data across communications channels.
When it comes to envisioning and enabling real-time operational excellence, Invensys
are the experts, McGreevy
Our Wonderware MES 2012 with Quality ...
Our Wonderware MES 2012 with Quality software integrates manufacturing operations and quality operations in production and addresses a key challenge in synchronizing production schedules and the required quality procedures, said Rob McGreevy, vice president of platform and operations software at Invensys Operations Management.
The new feature-rich operations, performance and now quality-management capabilities can be incrementally deployed, McGreevy
During a Web briefing for media ...
During a Web briefing for media and analysts following the Skelta acquisition announcement, Rob McGreevy, IOM vice president, platforms & strategy, acknowledged that many of the company's competitors are pursuing extended workflow and BPM solution strategies.
But there are three things that will differentiate the IOM/Skelta solution, he said.
Many IOM competitors are taking "a stand-alone product approach" to the problem, said McGreevy
, while "what we want to do is make workflow and collaboration a natural extension of our suite.
The second difference involves IOM's
plans to go beyond generic workflow tools to deliver packaged libraries of industry-specific work processes.
For industries such as pharmaceuticals or food and beverage, for example, IOM
might provide an application for Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), said McGreevy
, "so that when certain conditions occur, you've got standard workflows for that."
The third difference involves IOM's
focus on the human element in workflow and business processes, McGreevy
Competitors tend to focus largely on data movement issues, for example, between an SAP enterprise system and the plant floor, he
But the IOM/Skelta
solution will also include a focus on activities involving employees at many levels, with information routed though multiple channels including mobile devices, e-mail and other channels, McGreevy
Use Operations Management Technology to Reimagine Cities
"Our participation in Microsoft CityNext demonstrates our commitment to helping cities be smarter, more sustainable and more innovative now and to modernize for the future," said Rob McGreevy, vice president of platforms and applications for Invensys.