April 2007

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HP Control: 'Don't give me more data; give me more knowledge!'

Any discussion of the use of plant operating data with management or operational staff will quickly spawn some variation on the above cliché--and the cliché is correct. The 1980s saw the evo..

Brown, M., Matrikon

Any discussion of the use of plant operating data with management or operational staff will quickly spawn some variation on the above cliché--and the cliché is correct. The 1980s saw the evolution of distributed control systems (DCSs), which produce large amounts of data. In the 1990s, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems evolved which demand a lot of data. Problematic is the layer separating the data from the business, commonly referred to as the enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) level. We need to both improve our return on the investment we have made in data collection and better feed the demands of the ERP systems with accurate data and information. This call t

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