ABB appears to be maintaining its position, and even gaining ground, during the recession. Here's a release from ABB touting an ARC Advisory Group study about "Supplier Provided Automation Services":
ARC sent out a release this morning on the prospects for the automation services market. They look pretty good:
As I didn't post almost all this week, I suppose I ought to explain-- but I did Twitter like crazy. If you haven't been infected with the Twitter virus, run like crazy.
This popped up in a newsletter from ARC. Seems the other big gun in ERP, Oracle, has discovered there's gold in them there manufacturing hills--at least in Asia. Below are excerpts from the report
Amid the post-weekend deluge of email offering me fake doctorates, dodgy drugs and opportunities to make easy money (Ri-i-i-i-ght!), the following bits of far more useful information popped up.
I've never heard an IT person talk like this. Craig Dupler, and his compadre Steve Venema, must be really atypical, even at Boeing. Dupler said that it was stupid for IT to insist on making control systems follow enterprise IT rules about patching, patch management, and stuff we've all...
While all the backroom briefings were going on, back in the real Forum, Dave Woll, Dick Hill, and Greg Gorbach, ARC analysts all, led concurrent sessions on justifying the value of automation, with panelists from DuPont, Petro-Canada, Dow, and Genentech; supplier and customer collaboration with panelists Mike Sarli from...
After Maggie Walker's discussion on the globalization of engineering at Dow, Timothy Opitz from Boeing discussed the controversial design and manufacturing methodologies of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Opitz glowed about the ability of Boeing to coordinate shipment of parts from all over the globe, including large pieces of...
On Monday, at the ARC Forum, Emerson Process Management's Al Novak, director alternative fuels, discussed not only the Emerson offerings for the alternative fuels industries, but also the technologies and some of the politics behind alternative fuel choices.
"Engineering cannot be an island unto itself." Dow's vice president of darn near everything regarding engineering described the new and enduring roles of engineering at Dow Chemical. At Dow engineering is an archipelago, not an island, she noted.