Archive for Asset Performance Improvement

Choose the Right Level of Predictive Maintenance

The terms Predictive Maintenance and IoT have been intertwined and used significantly over the last several years has caused the true meaning of prediction in this context to be difficult to ascertain.  These variations or differences in what a Predictive Maintenance program is and how it is actually construed has caused Manufacturers and distributors to […]

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Can IIoT and a Modern OT/IT Infrastructure Help Address Food and Beverage Manufacturing Challenges?

The food & beverage industry is facing a number of key manufacturing operational challenges. Food & beverage manufacturing typically consists of complex processes, such as clean-in-place, traceability, capturing mislabeled products, and serialization, The industry needs to ensure the utmost consistency of brand and product quality, taste and safety while simultaneously lowering the costs of production […]

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New Sources of APM Competition Emerge

Among the many prevailing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) predictions ARC and others have made, is the emergence of new sources of competition and new business models.  The market for asset reliability software and services and APM is no exception.  IIoT is rapidly reshaping how assets are managed.  This is being driven in part by […]

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CSX’s Key Metrics for Seamless Rail Services

CSX is a supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, and they recently restructured the operations and workforce. The STB (Surface Transportation Board) stated that they have received several “informal complaints” from shippers about CSX’s deteriorating rail services, which coincided with CSX’s restructuring process. To address the concerns, CSX is transitioning to precision scheduled […]

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IIoT Impact on APM Spurs Supplier Consolidation and Strategic Alliances

The impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the market for asset reliability software and services cannot be understated. In fact, leading suppliers are using asset performance management (APM) as the entry point to IIoT. The link between APM and IIoT has spurred a flurry of supplier consolidation and strategic alliances as suppliers […]

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