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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?
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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?

To find out if you should automate or stick with a manual process, answer these five questions.
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Why Lead Integrators Are Important to the Future of Manufacturing
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Lead Integrators and the Future of Manufacturing

A new level of partnership between manufacturers and automation solution providers aims to fill the engineering skills gap.
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Cost Information for New Product Introductions

Cost modeling focused on decision support provides improved managerial insights and information.
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering

In an MES project, each of these actors has different goals and viewpoints that sometimes turn out to be almost confrontational. However, the contribution of each is critical to the success of the project and its subsequent maintenance and evolution.
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How to Develop a Project Plan
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How to Develop a Project Plan

The biggest key to successful project management is having a well thought-out project plan.
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Project Management Software Vs. Excel Checklists
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Project Management Software Vs. Excel Checklists

How simple, familiar tools like Excel—when used correctly and shared with everyone—can be used to very effectively support continuous improvement.
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Honeywell Makes LEAP in Project Execution

Introduced this week at the Honeywell Users Group (HUG), Lean Execution of Automation Projects combines Universal IO, virtualization and cloud engineering to take automation out of the critical path.
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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical
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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical

Forging a long-term partnership with a system integrator, beyond the immediate scope of work, keeps complex control systems functioning at peak performance.
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management

Communication before, during and after a project is the project manager’s best way to manage scope creep and risk.
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Nine Strategic Considerations for Using Wireless Technology

Companies are turning to wireless communications to minimize man hours spent walking plants or pipelines, particularly in hazardous or remote areas.
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Migrations Are Emotional Events, So Work to Minimize the Pain

Even if the technology being used is important, the success of any control system migration will be mainly people-related. Plan for disruption and try to minimize that.
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13 Suggestions for Control Systems Migrations

As anyone who has been involved in a control system migration will tell you, it’s never an easy process.
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Best Practices for DCS Infrastructure

Using separate DCS marshaling, server and operator rooms, but keeping the server and operator rooms close together, are some of best practices and human factors experience to keep in mind when impleme
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Teamwork is Critical in DCS Projects

No matter how well you have planned, always leave some slack in your schedule. You may get off to a great start, but problems invariably surface.
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Eight Ideas for Successful DCS Implementation

Implementing a new distributed control system is one of the biggest and most complicated projects in a process control engineer’s career.
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