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News Insights Edited by
Renee Robbins Basset,
Managing Editor
Renee Robbins Bassett
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Feature Image 1 Re-shoring and The Cloud: Two Supply Chain Strategies
At the control level, operations and engineering management have long dealt with the disconnect between how time is measured in plant floor operations compared with the... Read More
Tags: cloud computing, Ellis' report

Aerospace Flies Regionally, Globally Into Rosier Skies Feature Image 2
"The emergence of strong economies in the BRIC [Brazil, Russia, India and China] countries, along with the rapidly growing demand for air transport in these regions, will drive a regional jet..." Read More
Tags: ARC Advisory Group, Boeing Co., Airbus
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Secondary Image 1 OPC UA: Entering the Practical Phase
The connection of visualization, manufacturing execution systems (MES), condition monitoring and product data acquisition via OPC to the control plane is a globally established procedure today...Read More
Tags: OPC Foundation, PLCopen
Upcoming events

2nd Annual American Manufacturing Strategies Summit 2011
The American Manufacturing Strategies Summit 2011 will help you improve processes and communications in your organization. It is important to take action to generate growth to stay ahead of the competition.
Chicago, IL. November 7-8, 2011

Invensys OpsManage11 Global User Conference
Learn, engage and get inspired to push your enterprise to the next levels of optimization and excellence at the one multi-discipline event for collaborating on your journey towards enterprise optimization.
Nashville, TN. November 8-10, 2011

MESA 2011 European Conference
With the theme, "Cloudy with a Chance for Profits," this conference will provide attendees with a forum to network with peers and exchange strategies to drive real-time operations excellence.
Utrecht, Netherlands November 9-10, 2011

Automation Rises At Pack Expo The so-called "off year" Pack Expo event, held in Las Vegas Sept. 26-28, featured many automation suppliers. This is not really a show automation vendors target for new product releases—although there were a few—but all featured... Read More
Renewable Energy: An Island Project Making much headway with renewable energy sources in highly populated areas with lots of existing utility infrastructure is proving to be no easy undertaking. Making much headway with renewable energy sources in highly populated areas with lots of... Read More

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