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Digital Representations Drive Bottom-Line Results

June 18, 2018

The two foundations of a digital transformation — the digital twin and the digital thread — offer new ways to trial practices, processes, and product concepts in a virtual environment.

Digital Representations a Roadmap for Improvement

May 25, 2018

The digital twin and digital thread create a virtual foundation for experimentation and improvement within The Connected Enterprise.

Digital Twins: Creating Smarter Products On Time

May 9, 2018

To curb the increasing risks of advanced machine design, digital twins help engineers make informed design decisions that won’t break the budget.

Digitalizing the Enterprise for Security

April 16, 2018

A digital transformation brings enhanced network and information security to manufacturers as well as performance improvements.

Blockchain Can Transform Your Supply Chain

March 28, 2018

Blockchain has the potential to transform the supply chain with a secure and unchangeable record that can be viewed and verified by every stakeholder, at any time.

Digitalizing the Enterprise

March 26, 2018

Many manufacturers are using digitalization to improve their operations, tap into new sources of revenue and boost profitability.

Real-Time Insights Deliver Revolutionary Results

February 19, 2018

Digital transformation is driving improved productivity, quality, compliance, and profitability for manufacturers.

My Generation! Skills for IIoT Adoption

January 31, 2018

As we strive to unlock the power of IIoT, it’s important to unlock the potential of what we already have.

The Safe, Connected Enterprise

November 27, 2017

The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers monitor and improve safety while boosting plant productivity.

Better Safe (and Secure) Than Sorry

October 18, 2017

The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers minimize the potential for employee safety and business security problems while improving productivity.

Get in the IIoT Game with Current Equipment

September 20, 2017

Manufacturers must keep equipment and automation current to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as they build a Connected Enterprise.

Greenfield Observations for Industry Leaders

September 11, 2017

Greenfield industrial projects in the age of IIoT require new, flexible and productive plant solutions.

Turning Machine Data Into Operational Intelligence

August 30, 2017

Real-time information and analytics can help prevent production problems from occurring and drive improvement efforts, provided manufacturers have digitally enabled operations.

Connecting Real-Time Production Data

July 26, 2017

Instead of physical consolidation under one roof and one owner, production can now be digitally consolidated using the Internet of Things.

Big Data Requires Big Visualization

June 9, 2017

Augmented reality that will change the way we interact with smart devices – and be as influential to manufacturing as the launch of the iPhone was to mobility.

Digitized Risk Management: Safety and Security

May 29, 2017

The Connected Enterprise and IoT-enabled technologies help monitor assets and processes, better protecting employees and securing business systems and information.

Maximizing Industrial IoT Deployments

May 15, 2017

Scalable analytics and a holistic approach to industrial security are among the components that should be part of any Industrial IoT deployment.

Getting More for Less: The Connected Enterprise

April 24, 2017

Adopting IoT technologies in your journey to a Connected Enterprise can do more for your operations than you think.

Use Data to Strengthen Industrial Safety

April 19, 2017

In a Connected Enterprise, safety professionals can automate the collection and reporting of safety data to better understand risks and enhance industrial safety.

Joining Forces for Digital Transformation

April 14, 2017

Digital transformation is changing the way manufacturers operate by unlocking new opportunities helping them redefine manufacturing success in the short, medium and long term.

Demystifying Digital Transformation

April 11, 2017

Learn how significant value and productivity can be gained through digital transformation by taking a look at the cultural and the technological constraints that inhibit most organizations.

Catching Up With Digital Transformation

April 6, 2017

Digital transformation doesn’t have to be an overwhelming new initiative. It usually migrates along a problem-solving execution model.

Harmonize Your Real-time Production Data

March 13, 2017

IoT-enabled Connected Enterprises share real-time information up and down the supply chain, improving productivity and profitability and creating a competitive advantage.

The Role of Standards in Smart Manufacturing

March 8, 2017

Many countries are eager to adopt Smart Manufacturing strategies. The real influence lies not in the latest technology, but in the standards behind that technology.

Strategy for Enterprise Digitization & Performance

February 20, 2017

Although many organizations are on the road to digitization, most are taking a winding path. What's preventing your company's digital success?

The Connected Power Plant

February 8, 2017

With the proliferation of the Industrial Internet of Things, more power producers are turning to enabling technology, such as a modern DCS, to improve operations.

Operational Intelligence

January 2, 2017

Continuous improvement means continuous effort. Make it easier with a Connected Enterprise that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT).

Enabling Technologies Assist Connected Enterprises

December 19, 2016

Enabling technologies create an agile Connected Enterprise and help expand operations, innovate new products and processes and grow the business.

Using Technology to Link Operations and Enterprise

November 21, 2016

Take a pragmatic approach to Connected Enterprise technologies: strategy, assess, prioritize and upgrade and prosper.

Smart Manufacturing Lowers Costs, Increases Profit

October 17, 2016

Manufacturers must identify and fix processes in their facilities where wastes and losses occur, and in doing so, boost profits.

Connecting Safety to the Bottom Line

October 3, 2016

Industrial applications are seeing a convergence of safety and productivity at a practical and strategic level. A major enabler of this is the amount of data available.

Embracing Automated Serialization & Traceability

September 26, 2016

By integrating serialization and traceability with enterprise networks, manufacturers are minimizing risk while seeing gains in effectiveness and productivity.

Connect with Initiatives that Delight Customers

September 12, 2016

After stabilizing their operations via the Connected Enterprise, manufacturers should wield it to better satisfy customers with quality, speed and lower prices.

Stabilize Your Operations for Future Production

August 1, 2016

Focus on reliable equipment, providing a safe workplace and environmental compliance.

Be Honest: How Secure is Your Enterprise?

July 4, 2016

An embedded security culture is fundamental in The Connected Enterprise. But cyber-security is the top cause of concern for manufacturers.

Plant-Floor Improvements Drive Competitiveness

June 27, 2016

Return on investment from smart-manufacturing initiatives starts with production performance goals.

Take Advantage of the IoT for Smarter Operations

May 25, 2016

Most manufacturing executives believe that IoT will boost profitability over the next five years. Here are four critical steps to pave the way to IoT success.

Connected Decision-Making for Manufacturers

May 2, 2016

What goes into decision-making for manufacturers, and how do you turn data into intelligence to make efficiency and productivity improvements on the factory floor?

Production Powered by Data

April 4, 2016

The IoT is a competitive advantage - but also a challenge for manufacturing. Executives have to ready their plants and equipment to share and leverage information.

Industrial Business Leaders Don't Ask About IIOT

March 21, 2016

You can increase your productivity across the automation life cycle as a step on the journey to The Connected Enterprise. Getting the best from what you have is the best way to prepare.

Automation Modernization: The Time to Begin is Now

March 7, 2016

Smart manufacturing requires modernization. Rapid advances in automation, equipment, and networking technologies accelerate the pace at which production systems approach obsolescence.

Smart Devices Boost Performance & the Bottom Line

February 8, 2016

Every human tries to avoid mistakes. But now - with smart devices and intelligent machinery enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) - things can avoid mistakes, too.

Intelligence Drives Operations Innovation

January 11, 2016

Manufacturers must get smarter and leverage data to proactively eliminate problems before they happen and continuously innovate operations processes and practices.

Align Your Supply Chain With the IoT

December 14, 2015

Firms that adopt a Connected Enterprise framework can achieve supply-chain alignment by linking processes via the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded intelligence.

Start Earning Tomorrow's Profits Today

November 2, 2015

A Connected Enterprise framework lets you see how equipment operates in real time and to proactively address potential problems before they impact production.

Visibility: Killer App of The Connected Enterprise

November 2, 2015

The killer value proposition for The Connected Enterprise is improved visibility, which has the twin advantages of ultimate scalability and clearly demonstrable value.

Smart Manufacturing: Machines for Millennials

October 12, 2015

Smart manufacturing - connected machines talking to each other and the enterprise - are fundamentally changing how products are designed, made, shipped and sold.

Will Your Company Culture Hurt Your IoT Strategy?

September 22, 2015

How do align your organization's culture and adopt a change management process that will help ensure you realize the value of industrial IoT and The Connected Enterprise?

Capital Planning: Build in Business Agility

August 13, 2015

The manufacturer you are today isn't the manufacturer you need to be tomorrow. Market trends - B2B and consumer - change rapidly, and your organization needs to respond swiftly.

A Box of Cookies and The Connected Enterprise

August 3, 2015

Objectives in the industrial market haven't changed much, but the discussion continues around what will be needed to stay competitive in the changing global market.

Plant-wide Optimization: Investing in Improvement

May 11, 2015

Technologies are evolving rapidly in the manufacturing equipment industry, and buyers are paying attention. Why?

The Connected Enterprise Culture Change

April 20, 2015

The biggest obstacle you may likely face in developing a Connected Enterprise isn't technology. It's internal resistance to change.

The Connected Enterprise Must Continually Evolve

March 31, 2015

The Connected Enterprise is a big driver of success - today and tomorrow.

The Connected Enterprise: People, Processes, Tech

March 9, 2015

The Internet of Things and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications evoke images of automation, artificial intelligence, and lights-out manufacturing.

The Connected Enterprise Execution Model

February 9, 2015

The five-stage Connected Enterprise Execution Model integrates information technology (IT) with operations technology (OT) to improve performance.

Lessons Learned When Connecting the Enterprise

January 6, 2015

Rockwell Automation has lived The Connected Enterprise ExecutionModel. Most importantly, we learned critical lessons that we can share.

Your Network: Profitable Asset or Cost Center?

November 10, 2014

IP technology has been called the future for industrial automation, especially as companies look for ways to take advantage of the Internet of Things.

The Economic Benefits of The Connected Enterprise

November 3, 2014

Building The Connected Enterprise brings clarity to choices for manufacturers that previously seemed ill-defined.

Turn Industry 4.0 Into Reality

October 24, 2014

Know you need to integrate IT and OT but not sure where to start? The five-stage Connected Enterprise Execution Model will help.

Build a Collaborative Enterprise and Supply Chain

October 8, 2014

How can your company enjoy the benefits of global business while protecting your assets?

Tapping the Information You Need to Improve

September 3, 2014

Are you ready to take advantage of the data in your control system and give it context by associating it with data from other production systems?

Upgrading Your Network and Controls

August 12, 2014

Assessing your operations and information technology can help identify potential security risks and future-proof your industrial control system.

Improve Productivity, Security Via the IoT

July 30, 2014

You can’t appreciate the true opportunity for operational improvement that exists with the “Internet of Things” without a complete IoT assessment.=G929

Steps to Building Security into Machinery

May 8, 2014

To achieve true business agility, OEMs and their customers need to create a seamless information flow from machinery to the enterprise.

The Big Opportunities in Big Data and the Cloud

May 1, 2014

New technologies connected to the Internet of Things bring wide-ranging benefits across oil and gas industry spectrum.

Smart Manufacturing: An Industrial Revolution

July 3, 2013

The smart in smart manufacturing is a highly connected, knowledge-enabled industrial enterprise. In this enterprise, all business and operating actions are optimized.