Attached for your info is an excellent e-report prepared by the editors of Automation World, demonstrating that collaboration, not competition, is transforming manufacturing.
“The report presents some of the many success stories the integration of information and automation technologies is achieving in a wide range of industries from automotive and mining to batteries and HVAC parts.
“By integrating information and automation technologies, manufacturers are achieving major gains in productivity from their automated systems. Rather than working in silos, IT and automation professionals are now working together on shared goals.
“Whether they’re using the Cloud, Google Earth or Ethernet networks, the manufacturing intelligence these companies are gaining from their networked systems is enabling better decision-making in real time by operators and managers.
“These experiences provide valuable guidance from front-line professionals at manufacturing facilities and system integrators who are putting information technology into the mainstream of automated systems, helping their companies and clients reap significant process and productivity rewards.”
We hope you find this report informative … and indicative of the increasing degree of transformation taking place in the U.S. manufacturing sector.