Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing manufacturing operations and profitability

Owner-Operators and Independent E&Ps Should Consider Oilfield Operations Management Systems in Order to Thrive in Tough Times

ARC has been blogging over the last few years about new products, solutions or technologies that may be able to provide operational improvements to operators and end users across process, discrete and hybrid industries. The oil & gas market, especially the upstream segment, has been of particular focus since operators and independent E&P firms have the greatest opportunity to benefit…

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IS MES Getting SMARTER?

MES systems integrate data from the many silos and spreadsheets that extend from asset management, LIMS system, document management, quality management, batch management, energy management, automation data  to the business data.     By connecting the data – smart sensors and other digital information, MES enables the user with process visibility, manufacturing intelligence and analytics, workflow enforcement and the ability to plan and schedule production enabling…

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Round Table Conference on Digitalization in the Power Sector

At NTPC’s third edition of Global Energy Technology Summit (GETS) 2016, titled “Redefining Power Generation Landscape – The 5R Way,” G. Ganapathiraman, Country Manager, India moderated the round table conference on the third day. The three-day Summit (November 7-9, 2016) in New Delhi saw the convergence of a marquee list of the power industry stakeholders: end users, suppliers, national and…

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Unmanaged Change for Manufacturing Operations Solutions?

Managing manufacturing operations and control solutions has become much more challenging in the wake of trends that have emerged from the broad use of information technology in virtually every segment of society. Many asset-owners now own a large portfolio of Operations IT solutions. This is often the result of a combination of several factors, including: the availability of new products…

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GE Predix the Future with New Apps, Acquisitions, and Partnerships at Minds + Machines

Over 2,500 persons attended GE Minds + Machines in San Francisco, CA November 15-16, 2016 where they were treated to a plethora of new products, industry applications, and case studies.  GE’s Predix operating system for the industrial internet served as the common denominator.  In addition, the company announced a number of new acquisitions and partner programs, including the recent creation of GE…

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Today’s MES Users Seek Support for Cloud, Analytics and IoT

For MES users, the most important new technologies are predictive analytics, cloud, smart connected devices, mobile and IoT with the important functionalities differing by the specific industry and applications. Many manufacturers are adding data to the cloud, but also keeping certain mission critical data on-site. But ARC is seeing MES technology solutions addressing the cloud in addition to new cloud-only…

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