April 2007

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HP Integration Strategies: Automation change management risks and benefits

Competing in the process industries requires highly effective use of assets. An automation system is an essential ingredient of effective and profitable production operations. Most plants use a dispar..

Fiske, T., ARC Advisory Group

Competing in the process industries requires highly effective use of assets. An automation system is an essential ingredient of effective and profitable production operations. Most plants use a disparate set of automation technologies that deliver best-of-breed functionality, but the benefits come at a price of creating a complicated web of connectivity that requires considerable maintenance. Recent advances in automation systems are in the direction of more complex and comprehensive. Most companies have adopted continuous improvement programs that constantly change and upgrade automation assets to improve operations. Furthermore, dynamic markets necessitate frequent product and process ch

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