Scott will share ADM’s journey from its initial PI implementation through the completion of its enterprise agreement. ADM’s use of the PI System has evolved throughout the years as it realized the power of data to improve its process operations. Eventually, the desire to transform process data to information that was applicable to all levels of the company culminated in the pursuit of an enterprise agreement. Scott will explain the events and motivation leading up to the enterprise agreement and discuss the methods used to convince upper management that the enterprise agreement was a good fit for ADM’s long term goals.
Scott Harmeier is the Process Optimization Manager at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). In this position, he leads a team responsible for applying optimization technology to ADM’s various process operations. Scott has been an engineer at ADM for over 15 years working in a variety of process engineering and process control roles. Prior to his current position, Scott was a member of ADM’s corporate engineering group where he developed company standards, supported existing facilities, and worked on construction and commissioning of new plants. During the first half of his career, he led the process control group at an ADM corn plant in Clinton, IA focusing primarily on plant modernization. Scott received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He currently resides in Columbus, NE with his family and enjoys woodworking and home brewing.