November 2002

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HP Integration Strategies: OpX requires strong automation-based strategy

Today, more than ever, process manufacturers must achieve operational excellence (OpX) to deal with intensifying global competition, weakening economies, industry consolidation, stricte..

Fiske, T., ARC Advisory Group

Today, more than ever, process manufacturers must achieve operational excellence (OpX) to deal with intensifying global competition, weakening economies, industry consolidation, stricter environmental regulations, higher raw material costs, and increasingly demanding customers and shareholders. Enhancing production efficiency from operational excellence can improve their return on assets (ROA), resulting in significant cost savings and considerable competitive advantage. However, most manufacturers lack a strong automation-based strategy to achieve and sustain their maximum potential. Focus and discipline required. Succe

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