Asset Management, Video and More Video

Nov. 1, 2011
This issue looks to increase the spotlight on how innovative asset management strategies can improve plant optimization, and possibly find cost-savings for an organization.
In this month’s Industry View column, Paula Hollywood, senior analyst, ARC Advisory Group, reveals that global process industries lose $20 billion worldwide, or five percent to annual production due to unscheduled downtime or poor quality.  That’s staggering and it begs the question of how close manufacturers are to developing asset management strategies? Read Paula’s column on p. 53 and find out if businesses are getting organized and stronger.  On the digital front...AutomationWorld.com has moved to a new video platform, called Viddler, and have done away with registration for editorial videos. A new Automation Applied video is live and showcases a new machine automation control platform from Omron, visit bit.ly/awvids_046. Other video highlights include Gary Mintchell’s video reports and his previews of upcoming Automation World print issues.  To visit AutomationWorld’s video library, go to bit.ly/awvideosRelated Content: Asset Management Tool—See how a mobile video collaboration tool can help with a scheduled maintenance for oil and gas applications. Visit http://bit.ly/aroundweb_144Grant Gerke, [email protected], is Digital Managing Editor of Automation World

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