After working on it for over two years now, Real Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise is in final production and getting ready to ship.
Since the blurb on the picture is very hard to read, I’ve copied it out for you:
In today’s world of manufacturing, it’s possible to be efficient but not
profitable. How is this possible? While today’s manufacturing process control
is real time, enterprise management remains transactional, and accounting
systems remain structured for early 1800s piecework. Why are
almost all of the productivity gains in manufacturing arising from better
automation and control of processes (continuous, batch, hybrid, or discrete)
and not from better chemistry, design, management, or financial
This book shows you exactly why this has happened and just how to
fix it. The author details how automation and control can be applied to
the supply chain, the enterprise, and to financial management. Inside,
• How to use the principles of real-time process control to better
manage, measure and control manufacturing businesses, both
horizontally and vertically;
• How to achieve much greater speed of information transfer for
improved control over supply chain and distribution; and
• How totally integrated inventory control, automated
manufacturing, automated customer service, and smart pricing
control ultimately lead to higher profits.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
PETER MARTIN, Ph.D., Vice President & Fellow, Invensys Operations
Management previously worked at The Foxboro Company and
ARC. He holds multiple patents and is the author or contributor to
five books and hundreds of published papers and articles. Among many
industry awards, he was recognized as a Hero of US Manufacturing
by Fortune and was named as one of the Control Industries 50 most
Influential Innovators by InTech.
WALTER BOYES is a Life Fellow, International Society of Automation
(ISA), a member of IEEE, a Fellow of InstMC in the United
Kingdom, and a Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist.
A 25-year industry leader, he is a principal, since 2002, at Spitzer and
Boyes, LLC, an engineering and strategic management consultancy. He
was an award-winning editor during his decade (2003 -2013) as Editorin-
Chief of Control Magazine and ControlGlobal.