ARC forum to discuss operational performance

01/20/2006


The ARC Advisory Group’s 10th annual forum, “Next Generation Manufacturing: PLANT ENGINEERING is a media sponsor of this event.
Because manufacturers today face a daunting world of unpredictable market conditions and competition, evaluating best practices from a variety of industries and adapting the very best to your business drives sustainable competitive advantage.

Among the topics to be covered are:

  • The Highly Optimized Plant/Factory of the Future: Several industry leaders will present their vision of the plant of the future in this session.

  • The Highly Flexible Plant/Factory of the Future: Manufacturing is moving into an era that will require levels of coordination and collaboration that existing legacy systems will not be able to deliver.

  • Driving Performance Through Collaborative Operations and IT Management: Business, IT and Operating organizations must work in concert if an organization hopes to achieve operational excellence.

  • Supplier Management Strategies for Global Manufacturers: Manufacturers need to collaborate with their suppliers to help them achieve superior performance.ential for achieving performance requirements in manufacturing of the future strategies.

  • Achieving Standards-based Interoperability Across the Enterprise : Making decisions and taking action today requires visibility into applications across the enterprise.

  • Emerging Wireless Technologies: Will industry efforts such as the ISA SP-100 committee activities, ratification of the Zigbee standard, or migration of industry protocols to wireless sufficiently overcome manufacturer concerns over wireless performance and security? How will the prospect of standardization impact this traditionally proprietary realm, and will it ultimately result in more widespread usage? This session will feature a review of current industrial wireless standardization activities as well as real-world applications.

  • Managing Technology for Plant Safety and Security: Security is a top concern for manufacturing, driven by safety, national security and increased regulations.

  • OMAC Initiatives for Enhancing Interoperability in Manufacturing: Guidelines for the appropriate application of advanced automation technology have business value for packaging machinery.cialization.

    • The Forum fee is $1,895.ct info@arcweb.com for more information.

      To register, go online to www.arcweb.com, call (781) 471-1122, or to obtain a registration form, send an e-mail to info@arcweb.com or a fax to (781) 471-1100.



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