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    Bottom-Line Automation, Second Edition

    By Peter G. Martin, PhD

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    The Value of Automation: The Best Investment an Industrial Company Can Make By Peter G. Martin, PhD
    Industrial automation systems have the potential to be one of the most value-generating vehicles available to industrial companies. Unfortunately, not all managers perceive automation systems that way and few industrial automation systems actually provide the value they could and should. The author examines the shortcomings in business practices that cause the underutilization and under-appreciation of industrial automation systems and provides prescriptions for overcoming them and realizing the value potential.

    About Bottom-Line Automation, Second Edition

    This second edition helps today’s manufacturing companies face the challenges of a global marketplace where every part of the operation must become more efficient to enhance the bottom line. Based on the results and conclusions of an applied research project of process manufacturing operations directed by the author, Bottom-Line Automation presents an overview of more than 30 years of industry trends, pointing out the strengths and pitfalls of each.

    The book also explains how manufacturers selected automation technology suppliers for state-of-the-art technological features in their systems rather than for the improvements the technology could offer the manufacturing operation. New topics in the book discuss the economic optimization of industrial assets. Key findings include the fact that returns on automation investments were rarely, if ever, calculated. In fact, accounting systems were not even capable of measuring the performance offered by process automation systems.

    The author explains a strategy for measuring and improving automation system performance for the ultimate goal—the bottom line, and provides case studies of how such a strategy was implemented in three process manufacturing organizations. The author brings more than 30 years of industry experience, education, and research together in this unprecedented work.

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    Author: Peter G. Martin, PhD
    Copyright: 2006
    Length: 234 pages
    Format: Hardbound
    Publisher: International Society of Automation

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