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Justifying New Tech Investment When the Plant Is Running Full Out

Posted in Life Sciences on Monday, April 15th, 2013. One comment so far
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I wanted to share my guest post over at the PharmaEvolution.com blog, Justifying New Tech Investment When the Plant Is Running Full Out. It can often be challenging to justify investing in new technology when a plant has spare capacity, as Michalle Adkins mentioned recently in an Emerson Process Experts blog post. It’s somewhat easier, […]

Automation Project Justification when not Running at Capacity

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Monday, February 18th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Justifications for automation investments can be based on many factors—increasing revenues, reducing costs, increasing working capital efficiency, and maximizing the return on fixed capital. How do you justify automation investments from a production process not running at capacity? I caught up with Emerson’s Michalle Adkins, whom you may recall from earlier Life Sciences-related posts. For […]

Additional Measurements and their Financial Impact

Posted in Project Services on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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I continue to mine all the great presentations from the Emerson Exchange event in Anaheim last fall. Here is a recap of another one, How Much Is Another Measurement Worth?, by Emerson’s Doug White. You may recall Doug from many earlier posts on project justification and optimization. Before beginning, I wanted to remind you that […]

Dr. Doug White Receives AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Award

Posted in Chemical, Refining on Friday, May 1st, 2009. No comments yet
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I heard a few weeks back that Emerson’s Dr. Doug White, was going to be honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). I was sworn to secrecy, which is not an easy thing for someone with an itchy finger on the “publish” button. Since the press release is now out, it’s safe to […]