Start Date: September 20 2018
Report Generation: September 20-October 26 2018
Workgroup + User Research: September 20-October 26 2018
Project Assignments and Requirements: September 24-28 2018
Project Planning and Data Aggregation: October 01-06
Project Execution: Report + User Groups + Technical Library: October 01-06 + October 08-13
Project Portal: October 01-06 + October 15-19
Project Extracts and Raw Data Portal Aggregation: October 07-21
Report Digitization (portal+slides+extracts): October 08-26
Report Review: October 29
Report Completion October 31
Work Group – User Group Teams
Project Leads: AnilMGS + PeterEMR + DavidMX
EMX Projects Workgroup – firstname.lastname@example.org / https://emerson.machine.exchange
EMX Support Workgroup – email@example.com / https://emerson.machine.exchange
MGS+ DCS Engineering User Group (Egypt-MENA)
MGS+ DCS Management User Group (India)
MG Strategy+ Projects Work Group
As we continue to approach projects from an investment perspective, the focus remains on demonstrating cost effective, reliable, scalable, flexible control solutions by combining and integrating present best-in-class and future-relevant technologies; protecting and enhancing client capital and technology investments with a focus on competitive expansion, integration and maintenance costs; supporting and enhancing efficient and sustainable investment; facilitating competitive life cycle costs, and reducing total cost of ownership. Discussions are being had industry wide around the digital transformation of production facilities – what it looks like, how best to implement and the Return on Investment (ROI).
With much to consider when selecting a DCS upgrade or control system replacement, OEM’s play a vital role in advancing the customer outlook towards their firms based on the technological direction their firms are going, how R&D funds are focused and the consideration given to deal with the evitable challenges that arise during project execution. Unless these market entry points are addressed appropriately and timely, the product technical information on I/O hardware, Sequence of Events (SOE) Modules, Relay Outputs, I/O Module flexibility, footprint and orientation, wire terminations, controller and interface hardware, which are all key considerations when selecting a DCS, will be fruitless.
The ability of an OEM team to communicate that their product and services is core to a customer’s effort to increase effectiveness and efficiency of its operations is critical.
Being able to answer the following questions to the satisfaction of the customer at the initiation of a this process will elevate your teams’ standing:
1. How does your team ensure customer facility has uninterrupted process execution
2. Are you providing customer staff the tools to optimize production?
3. Does your product have the characteristics of a proven and innovative solution
4. How robust is your DCS as it relates to built-in redundancy, one data ownership and integrated environment
5. How is the technology being proposed meet the customer requirements
6. How much standardization and pre-built templates exist so that the engineering and operational efforts are easier
7. What’s the flexibility in expansion