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More automation software, more productivity: Expert interview series, John Krajewski, Aveva

What’s better than HMI, SCADA, MES, historian, or cloud automation software? A whole productivity suite of software with one site license, says John Krajewski, vice president product management, Aveva, when discussing how manufacturing and industrial facility software increases competitiveness. See video.

By John Krajewski September 6, 2021
John Krajewski, vice president product management, Aveva, discusses many ways that manufacturing and industrial facility software increases competitiveness, with Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, content manager. Courtesy: Control Engineering

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how manufacturing OT and IT software makes manufacturers, other industrial facilities more competitive.
  • Hear examples of how organizations suffer from siloed information, so information doesn’t get to where it’s needed and when.
  • Review the need for software integration, ease of use, collaboration and cybersecurity.

When information is needed to improve manufacturing competitiveness, and it’s delivered days later in a spreadsheet, there’s a better way. When company after company has cybersecurity breaches for lack of upgrades, there’s a better way. When workforce turnover and software license complexity, hinder productivity, there’s a better way. These are among the topics covered with John Krajewski, vice president product management, Aveva, in a discussion of how a platform of human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), manufacturing execution system (MES), historian and cloud software helps automation, monitoring and control.

Software makes manufacturers, other industrial facilities more competitive

Software makes manufacturers and other industrial facilities more competitive, Krajewski explained in an interview with Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager. Aveva integrates capabilities from well-known software brands, such as Wonderware, OSIsoft, Citect, InduSoft and others, into Aveva Operations Control, addressing the edge, supervisory and enterprise levels.

“We talked to customers about what challenges were holding them back from meeting their strategic objectives in operations, and one of the most common responses we heard is the way data gets siloed in organizations,” Kajewski said. “Customers often have dozens of data systems siloed so that key people who need access to that data do not. That’s one of the key challenges we’re helping customers overcome.”

Other areas of the interview, which runs about 30 minutes, include overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), software integration, ease of use, collaboration and cybersecurity.

John Krajewski is vice president product management, Aveva. Mark T. Hoske is content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

KEYWORDS: HMI, SCADA, manufacturing productivity

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Author Bio: John Krajewski is vice president product management, Aveva.