If you’re like us, you’ve likely been sent an email or told in meetings that part or much of your company staff will now work remotely. Testing for remote computer access and data volume traffic are ongoing as plans are being worked out for this new structure. For most companies, that means VPN or other remoting methods. Virtual meetings are replacing face-to-face ones and pseudo to full quarantines are on the rise. Phone conversations will go on but this won’t fully suffice to cover staffing roles. And besides, you’re talking to neighbors and wondering if you should take one more trip to the grocery store. In the midst of all the chaos, your company still needs you to not only do your job but to excel at it.
A lot goes into running a mill, plant or other process operation and a lot depends on running these operations efficiently. We can all agree that those in charge, Plant managers, process engineers and other relevant roles, have a lot on their plates and most of the time are working many hours to get everything done. Profitability and efficiency are dependent on a smooth operation. In order to run an efficient plant operation, one must be able to access to a large amount of information from the various assets and machinery that comprise the operation. Systems are installed to collect time relevant data in order to evaluate what is happening in the process. Successful operations depend on the ability to locate a problem if there is one, as well as access and manipulate data in the way that best suits the person who wants to see it in order to effectively problem solve. dataPARC simply put, is the very best data visualization and analysis software out there for the process industry.
In a previous blog post, we explained that contemporary marketing language or buzz words can create confusion. One example of a common buzz word that may cause confusion is the concept of “Digital Twin.” Customers are asking about it and vendors are promoting it. But, what exactly is a Digital Twin? We decided to start with the Wikipedia definition: