Project Management

Project Management October 1, 2017

Benefits of using UML in agile development

Unified modeling language (UML) diagrams are designed to help clarify project requirements at the front end of agile development by providing a visual understanding of how a project should look and function.

By Brian Fenn
Project Management September 22, 2017

Effective process change management tips for the IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has made some major strides for the last few years, but making it viable and easy to use on the plant floor requires a lot of planning and some culture change for companies.

By Chris Vavra
Project Management August 29, 2017

Eight steps to get ready for ERP

In a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, the CEO understands the ERP business case and allocates resources at the proper level to ensure that it is a success.

By Ultra Consultants
Project Management May 24, 2017

Improving reliability with outsourced maintenance strategy

Plant maintenance is a highly skilled operation that requires considerable resources for unexpected repairs and long-term planning for preventative maintenance programs.

By Claudia Proeger
Project Management April 13, 2017

In case you didn’t notice: DCS and automation upgrade examples

The April issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on DCS modernization, automation methods used in a distillery, and updating hardware and software for an automated mobile warehouse.

By Jack Smith
Project Management April 6, 2017

Proof of concept, testing for integrated vision applications

Inside machines: A control system integrator and automation vendor have jointly developed a vision lab where they will offer machine vision testing, advice, proof-of-concept work and validation services. See advice about machine vision applications.

By Jim Sellitto, Laura Mann, Laura Studwell
Project Management March 27, 2017

A tale of system integration success

When looking for a system integrator, users should seek out those with knowledge, experience, reliability, and integrity.

By Laura Mann, MartinCSI
Project Management February 26, 2017

System integrator firm appoints new CEO

Polytron, Inc., an engineering consultancy and systems integration firm based in Duluth, Ga., announced the appointment of Ronald Rich to CEO as of January 1, 2017, following the retirement of Polytron founder, Charles Jager.

By Polytron
Project Management February 10, 2017

Study identifies six best practices for supply chain transparency

A study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Global Supply Chain Institute outlined six key practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains and making sustainability a major business driver that is driven by executive leadership.

By Katie Williams, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Project Management November 16, 2016

System integrator expands Northeast operations with New York office

Superior Controls, a New Hampshire-based automation system integrator and a 2012 Control Engineering System Integrator of the Year winner, has opened an office in Albany, N.Y., to serve customers in the state.

By Superior Controls