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Woll, D.

ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Massachusetts

Process control in the HPI: A not-so-sentimental journey

ARC Advisory Group: Hill, D.  |  Woll, D.  |  Miller, Paul

As long as there have been hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities to process crude oil and intermediates, there have been instruments in place to assist plant operators in measuring, recordi..

HP Integration Strategies: Future of the collaborative process automation system

ARC Advisory Group: O'Brien, L.  |  Woll, D.

ARC conceived the Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS) in 2002 in response to DCS end users’ requests for us to provide a vision of how process automation systems should evolve. Client..

HP Integration Strategies: Will IEC 61499 trigger another automation system migration crisis?

ARC Advisory Group: Woll, D.

Very likely, but this requires an explanation. The need to change automation systems from control systems to control and information systems drove the last migration. The title relates to the impact o..

HP Integration Strategies: Operational efficiency is no longer strategic

ARC Advisory Group: Woll, D.

The focus on cost and efficiency that has served manufacturing well in the past has reached a point of diminishing returns and will not be a successful strategy moving forward. Manufacturers who achie..

HP Integration Strategies: Unifying operations to improve business performance

ARC Advisory Group: Fiske, T.  |  Woll, D.

Leading manufacturers are shifting focus from production-driven manufacturing to a business-centric approach that concentrates on improving operations and profits. This requires increased agility and ..

HP Integration Strategies: Time to rethink process plant roles and responsibilities

ARC Advisory Group: Woll, D.

Over the past five years, US productivity has increased an average of 3.5% annually, topping at 5.5% in 2003. This productivity is primarily the result of cost cutting, including eliminating over 11% ..

HP Integration Strategies: Increased performance dictates more effective plant human assets

ARC Advisory Group: Woll, D.

If you are a process manufacturer and not thinking about how to get more performance out of your existing assets, you should be. In spite of the relentless focus on productivity, aggregate process pla..

HP Integration Strategies: Performance intelligence empowers performance management

ARC Advisory Group: Fiske, T.  |  Woll, D.

For too long, automation resources have focused on manufacturing assets. Yet arguably a corporation's most valuable assets are its people. Companies that support a collaborative environment and share ..

HP Integration Strategies: Operational excellence: future of the process industries

ARC Advisory Group: Woll, D.

The process industries face enormous challenges such as cyclical markets with increasing volatility, an extraordinarily high distribution of manufacturing capital assets with their asso..

HP Integration Strategies: Effective operations management

ARC Advisory Group: Woll, D.

Even though the information age has been slow to reach manufacturing, the drive toward collaborative manufacturing will force changes. Furthermore, operations management (OM), the plant..

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