Data flow is no longer hierarchical

Since its introduction in 1992, the Purdue model has remained virtually unchanged. Considering the blazing speed of technological change characteristic of today’s modern business landscape, is it time to re-evaluate the model’s relevancy, especially given the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)?   When the Purdue Model for Control Hierarchy was published by Theodore J. Williams and the Industry-Purdue University Consortium for Computer Integrated Manufacturing, it quickly became the de-facto standard for how manufacturing teams … Continue reading Data flow is no longer hierarchical