Walk past your data center, and you might hear a soft, plaintive call: “Feed me, feed me…” It is not your engineers demanding more pizza. It is your servers and applications. And the call is growing louder
New Cisco® 40-Gbps bidirectional (BiDi) optical technology lets you bring 40-Gbps speeds to the access layer using the same 10-Gbps cable plant you are using today. It is a huge cost savings, whether you are upgrading your current data center or building a new one. And it means you can start taking advantage of 40-Gbps performance for your business right now without needing special budget approval and without having to wait a year to get the capacity you need.
Manufacturers that address the fundamental requirements know that “Top-to-Shop” isn’t an urban legend anymore. Those that have eliminated the disconnect between the shop floor and the top floor have succeeded in enhancing the extended supply chain. More importantly, their executive leadership consistently achieves business goals—with the help of those on the line and in plant, operations and management.
If you’re like most corrugated packaging manufacturers, your company operates multiple plants where each plant uses a different enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This arrangement of multiple ERP systems could be costing you valuable time and money and promoting inefficiencies such as manual data entry. Upgrading to a single ERP system designed for multi-plant operations can help you solve these issues and more. View this whitepaper for eight ways to improve efficiencies with a single ERP system designed for multi- plant operations
Published By: FIBRWRAP
Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
Decades of continuous service of large diameter pressure pipelines leads to deterioration that threatens the structural integrity of piping systems. This white paper highlights the project background for repairing cement mortar lined steel piping discharge headers.
Food and beverage manufacturers today face a host of challenges— SKU proliferation, more frequent line changeovers, finding and retaining skilled employees — all while handling the day-to-day challenges of keeping the line running smoothly in the first place.
This demand for continuous improvement has plant managers and line engineers examining every aspect of the production and packaging line for ways to squeeze every bit of performance from every machine, every process, and every employee
This white paper from Domino takes a look at how conducting a value stream analysis with a third-party provider can uncover a wide array of opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency. From freeing up labor and reducing errors to shortening changeover time and sharing critical operational knowledge among all stakeholders, a value stream analysis provides a collaborative opportunity to learn and discover new ways to boost productivity without major equipment investments.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
Attackers are becoming increasingly skilled at planting malicious code on websites frequented by their desired targets, commonly called "watering hole" attacks. These can be very difficult to detect since they happen as users are going about their normal business. Join us for a live demo showing an example of such an attack, and how to detect it immediately using AlienVault USM.
• Common browser vulnerabilities used to execute these attacks
• What attackers do next to take control of the system
• How to catch it before the attacker moves further into your network
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Aug 13, 2015
Attackers are becoming increasingly skilled at planting malicious code on websites frequented by their desired targets, commonly called "watering hole" attacks. Join us for a live demo showing an example of such an attack, and how to detect it immediately using AlienVault USM.
La « cybercriminalité » a fait une entrée remarquée dans le langage courant, signe de l’importance de la menace qu’elle représente pour les entreprises, quelle que soit leur taille et leur lieu d’implantation. Mais quelle est l’ampleur réelle de cette menace ? Et pourquoi inquiète-t-elle tant les entreprises?
Wireless technology is increasingly used in machine safety applications. New solutions introduce mobility and offer higher levels of flexibility and safety for plant floor operators. This eBook explores how modern wireless implementations can increase user safety and mobility, reduce installation costs, and boost productivity.
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS).
Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors.
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line?
A third-party (e.g., TÜV) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plant’s overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL.
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Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
For industrial equipment and machinery manufacturers, performance requires delivering products that exactly meet customer specifications along with complementary services. Manufacturers have made impressive improvements in productivity, cycle times and quality on the plant floor. But costs can remain unnecessarily high because of delays, changes or estimating errors.
LifeLink Foundation needed to provide business continuity and DR of critical transplant related information to multiple locations and needed to manage DR planning and implementation in a hurricane zone. Learn how VMware & Dell EqualLogic worked together to implement two remote sites providing consolidated virtual storage, snapshot-based backup and recovery.
Published By: ActivPlant
Published Date: Jun 22, 2008
For complex manufacturing environments, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) falls short when it comes to delivering improvements in productivity. That's because OEE tools were originally developed to measure the performance of stand-alone equipment or the total output of a particular line. Today's enterprises need more. This paper describes an evolution in thinking: focusing on product flow through the process.
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) - key concepts in asset management and maintenance, repair and operation. Utility facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.
In this case study, Bronco Wine Company, Ceres, Calif., (the producer of “Two-buck Chuck”) uses FactoryPMI for enterprise-wide process monitoring, control and troubleshooting. It was a business decision to use this technology, and is paying off handsomely for the Franzia family-owned business.
Increasingly, companies are mandating the move to forklift free production floors on the basis of highly visible macro issues like safety improvements, reduced forklift lease and maintenance costs. However, there are many other less visible advantages with direct and secondary benefits that may play an important role in reducing costs and improving customer response.
"How a Well-Planned Strategy Can Help the Food Industry More Effectively Manage Its Energy-Related Costs," provides the information any industry can use to increase energy efficiencies. The paper explains how managers can gather the information they need to improve energy efficiency, lower energy costs and improve plant reliability.
See the Connected Factory at Work
- Understanding the Connected Factory and its benefits to the organization's overall profitability
- Case studies: reducing costs, increasing quality, and maximizing productivity
- The building blocks of an IoT network: unique design considerations for environments with rigid requirements
Cisco vision for the internet is one that is entering into the next generation. Connecting enterprises through rapid adoption of digital infrastructure: 5X faster than electricity and telephony. The agenda includes:
Understanding the Connected Factory and its benefits to the organization's overall profitability, case studies: reducing costs, increasing quality, and maximizing productivity, the building blocks of an IoT network: unique design considerations for environments with rigid requirements.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: May 26, 2017
Today’s manufacturers need to ensure their production facilities are available 24/7. Ensuring that production lines are operating smoothly, associated utilities supplies are maintained correctly and production stoppages are minimized can significantly help to reduce the operational costs and boost the profits of today’s manufacturing operations.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Oct 05, 2016
With any innovation, early adopters forge the path forward, testing the limits of new technology, proving solutions that deliver value and dispensing those that don’t. Each power organization approaches the use of data and analytics from their own point of reference, technology maturity and propensity for change. In this eBook, learn how 14 global power companies achieved real business results for their business with digital solutions.
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