Articles & News on MES and Operations Management

ICONICS announces free use of CFSWorX Connected Field Worker and Remote Expert collaboration product for 2020

  • News

This is to help companies address the growing workforce and supply chain disruption created by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

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The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'

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The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product lifecycle management, value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things, asset management, workforce and cybersecurity.

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

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It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

Conquering Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Industrial IoT

  • by Marc Dekker
  • Feature

While bottlenecks still exist in today’s manufacturing environment, the good news is that the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways to solve them.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

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The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

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Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

ARC Report: Optimism still strong about growth for APM market

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Despite the current social and economic turmoil surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC Advisory Group remains optimistic that the global market for industrial asset performance management (APM)-related solutions will rebound strongly over the long term.

International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry President

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Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland), who is leaving ABB. Steven held the rotating post of President since December 2019 and prior to that served on a two-year term as IFR´s Vice President.

ARC 2020 Conference Wrap-up: How IT/OT Integration Helps to Accomplish Digitalization

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Focused on the theme, Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities, the February 3-6 event had over 800 attendees from 20 countries representing more than 300 companies, along with many breakout sessions and workshops.