As a signature sponsor of the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Summit and members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council Cisco would like to congratulate all of the Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award recipients that were officially announced today by Manufacturing Executive. These companies have been selected from a considerable pool of nominees from across the globe for their leadership in the following categories: Global Value Chain, Sustainability, New Workforce, Game-Changing Technologies, Information Leadership, Innovation and Operational Excellence.
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Virtualization on the plant floor
“While IT networks already use virtualization extensively, its benefits are moving into industrial networks. Five diverse viewpoints on its advantages and implementation are offered.”
Great article in the recent Control Engineering magazine on the the topic of virtualization for manufacturing environments. Control Engineering states it is a major discussion, so they are approaching it from a variety of viewpoints. “Below are the stories written from industry professionals and their viewpoints on virtualization.”
The article can be linked to at Control Engineering by clicking on the following links…
- Getting more from less, Joel Conover, Cisco
- Virtualization lifecycle considerations, Paul Hodge, Honeywell Process Solutions
- Breaking chains to improve delivery, Grant LaSueur, Invensys Operations Management
- Building reusable engineering, Anthony Baker, Rockwell Automation
- Preparing your power distribution system, Jim Tessler, Eaton
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In Monday’s blog, Maciej Kranz, Cisco VP/GM for the Connected Industries Group introduced the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution which converges factory automation, control systems and enterprise business systems onto a common, standards-based IP network.
Yesterday, Maciej and many others wrapped up the second of four days at the ARC World Industry Forum, discussing processes and technologies that enable breakthrough performances in industry and infrastructure.
Some Cisco team members shared their perspectives on the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution, how it effects industrial performance, and how it’s being received here at the ARC Forum.
Paul Didier, Solutions Architect, Cisco Connected Industries Group
“IT & OT convergence is helping industrial companies meet the primary business goal of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). A converged network will allow for faster fixes, better monitoring, and easier access to remote partners, employees and expert resources. Standardizing on Ethernet enables rapid network deployment and a less expensive total cost of network ownership.
The keynote topic here at the forum was about achieving breakthrough performance. The Internet of Things (IoT) was recognized as a top trend that’s having positive effects on manufacturing and automation and even on society. The Cisco Industrial Smart Solution enables the IoT so our industrial customers can benefit from those effects.” Read More »
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Many manufacturers are gathered at the ARC World Industry Forum in Orlando this week discussing new technologies, best practices and emerging standards in manufacturing. They’re talking about how to drive innovation with real-time advanced analytics, increase equipment utilization, implement energy-savings and sustainability strategies, collaborate amongst supply chain expertise with machine-level context and awareness, and enable mobile computing, cyber security and safety. One top of mind theme is The Internet of Things and its positive impact on all of these business goals. But before manufacturers can capitalize on the Internet of Things, they will need a standards-based, converged, intelligent IP networking platform.
Standards-based IP networks drive operational efficiency and increase asset utilization to create greater profitability. An IP-based network can also streamline the connection of factory floor systems to private clouds, where manufacturing data is more secure and can be analyzed for production quality and product volumes based on real-time information. This real-time data analysis can be flexibly accessed from multiple devices.
To ease implementing a converged network, Cisco is introducing the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution, a Cisco end-to-end network architecture that leverages standard, unmodified Ethernet while offering greater security and management efficiencies, enabling innovations across the manufacturing value chain.
The Cisco Industrial Smart Solution brings together operation technology (OT) and information technology (IT) to create a flexible and scalable, standards-based IP network. The smart solution is an expansion of the Converged Plant wide Ethernet (CPwE) architecture, co-developed by Cisco and Rockwell Automation, and is successfully deployed in many plant floor environments.
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