2006 - User Conference - San Francisco
Best Practices in Global Specification Management
Process organizations universally agree that global specification management is a business essential, offering substantial benefits that accrue over time. Yet, companies with global specification management strategies are the exception, not the norm. Those who’ve taken the plunge are reaping near-term benefits like strategic sourcing and faster global product launch. This presentation looks at the results of AMR’s recent research into the emerging area of Global Specification Management for Process Manufacturers, with a focus on the need for Manufacturing involvement early in the planning and requirements gathering phase for these enterprise initiatives.
OSIsoft’s ProcessPoint provides the ability to integrate product specifications with real-time manufacturing data. The combination of global specification management capabilities used in context with RtPM software components for visualization, analysis, and reporting creates afoundation for performance improvement. This presentation will demonstrate the integration of quality and process specifications with real-time production data in such clients as ProcessBook, AlarmView, SQC and RtReports.
AMR Research, Inc
Alison Smith brings more than 25 years of manufacturing software development, support, marketing, and sales experience to her role as senior research analyst at AMR Research. As a senior analyst in AMR Research’s process and manufacturing operations group, Alison is dedicated to the detailed study of the productive application of information technology to the challenges faced by global producers as they seek to implement and evolve demand-driven manufacturing strategies.
Alison’s current research focus is production operations. She publishes frequently on the application of production operations software, including manufacturing execution systems, enterprise manufacturing intelligence, and quality management systems across a range of vertical industry manufacturing scenarios. She is currently investigating global specification management for process industry manufacturers.
Prior to joining AMR Research, Alison was a founding officer and marketing vice president of Framework Technologies Corporation. In this role, she focused primarily on commercialization, packaging, positioning, and the initial launch of the company’s collaborative manufacturing process design application.
Alison has also held various management positions with several software companies, including Mainstream Software Corporation, Decision Software Company, Microtouch Systems, and Cyborg, a provider of data acquisition and chromatography workstations sold to the laboratory R&D environment.
Throughout her career, Alison has developed, installed, and supported supervisory control and manufacturing execution systems in a number of Fortune 500 manufacturing environments.
Alison graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
Tamara Carbaugh is in the product marketing group at OSIsoft. Prior to joining OSIsoft, Ms. Carbaugh worked in training and technical supportat Sequencia. Previous positions include production supervision at Morton and internships at Petro Canada, Novacor and Laidlaw Environmental. She received her Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.