Hitchhiking and 2020

This post was supposed to be about why the SMLC initiatives might deliver a step change in manufacturing productivity when past efforts have fallen short but that will have to wait until the next post.

Can a Leopard Change Its Spots?

In the last post I posited that an automation vendors success in making software central to its business needs to be a key consideration on choosing a strategic partner for automation technology.  It is safe to say that while it seems every automation supplier is investing in software, not every...

Walter Bajek, former VP of UOP passes away

Walter Bajek wasn't a member of the Process Automation Hall of Fame, but he probably should have been. When I was a young man, first getting involved with ISA, Walt Bajek, who by then had already been ISA President and was VP of Engineering for UOP, now part of...