Bill Polk


IIoT, Industrie 4.0 November 1, 2009

Top-of-mind issues for manufacturing executives

I recently attended an executive roundtable at a user group's conference for controls and automation vendor Invensys. In addition to the executives from Invensys, there were executives from companies across a wide range of industries, including: The goal of the roundtable was to discuss issues that are top of mind for these executives.

By Bill Polk
Workforce Development March 1, 2009

Bill Polk: Tremendous opportunity ahead in automation software

In my last column I cited reasons why U.S. manufacturers should be looking to our own shores when analyzing their value chain networks. Some of them included currency fluctuations, fuel volatility, and supply chain risk associated with manufacturing in remote, low-cost labor countries. As companies realign their manufacturing strategies in response to the catalyst of plummeting global demand, o...

By Bill Polk