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Automation in Industry The People make the Difference! Steve Huffman Vice President, Mead O’Brien, Inc. St. Louis, MO Chairman, Gov’t Relations, Automation.

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1 Automation in Industry The People make the Difference! Steve Huffman Vice President, Mead O’Brien, Inc. St. Louis, MO Chairman, Gov’t Relations, Automation Federation

2 Do you ever think about helping to solve the biggest challenges our world faces? People are the value proposition, as they have been forever.

3 What are the World’s biggest challenges?  Energy  Water  Food  Environment  Health  Chemicals  Minerals  Material goods

4 A career in industrial automation will be a career designed to help meet and solve these daunting challenges! In order to see the future, one must recall the past and how we got here.

5 History of The Value of People in Industry 1.Era 1 - Early manufacturing 2.Era 2 - Industrialization 3.Era 3 - Automation 4.Era 4 - Technology 5.Era 5 - Empowerment

6 The Earliest Industries People were the heart of the business Manager Miller Buyer Sales Marketing Maintenance

7 Role and Value of People 1.Era 1 - Early manufacturing 2.Era 2 - Industrialization 3.Era 3 - Automation 4.Era 4 - Technology 5.Era 5 - Empowerment

8 Exponential Increase in Complexity

9 Specialization Shippingg Buyer Sales Maintenance Management Operations Accounting Engineering

10 InstrumentValve Controller Desired value --- Set point Process Measurement Process People were in Control! Mission – Safely increase efficiency

11 Role and Value of People 1.Era 1 - Early manufacturing 2.Era 2 - Industrialization 3.Era 3 - Automation 4.Era 4 - Technology 5.Era 5 - Empowerment

12 Fewer Operators – Broader View Becoming Information Craftsmen

13 “They replaced me with a controller”

14 Solution Perspective ChallengeSolutionTechnology enabler Talent

15 Role and Value of People 1.Era 1 - Early manufacturing 2.Era 2 - Industrialization 3.Era 3 - Automation 4.Era 4 - Technology 5.Era 5 - Empowerment

16 A Change in Perspective Occurred New Technology Find a Problem From To ChallengeWhat Is the Solution?Technology enabler

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18 Throw Technology at It! CIM Lights-Out SPC-SQC E-Manufacturing.com Expert Systems 3D Graphics Object Orientation Artificial Intelligence Fieldbus Intelligent Instruments Dashboards OPC Internet Technology has great value – only if applied to solve a problem!!! MAP Scorecards Client-Server 6s Pixel Resolution Bandwidth Ethernet

19 Executive Concerns  Experience drain – Graying of workforce  Difficult to attract/retain high performing staff  Engaging the employees in the business  Helping employees understand their value  Attracting new employees

20 Real-time is the final frontier STRATEGYSTRATEGY EXECUTIONEXECUTION Quarters Months Weeks. Hours Minutes Seconds Right Markets Right Customers Right Suppliers Right Profits. Right Quality Right Location Right Quantity Right Cost Right Product Mix. Right Temperature Right Chemistry Right Energy Cost, Etc. Production Control Business Control Process Control

21 Conquering the Real-time frontier

22 Reliability, Cyber Security, Sustainability, … to name a few Reliability… “Top performing plants spend an average of 1.4% on maintenance. A $1 billion plant = $14 million whereas poorly performing plants spend 3.5 times more = 49 million!” R. DiStefano, Reliability Consultant, Emerson Cybersecurity…. “If an industrial control system or critical infrastructure is attacked, or even unintentionally compromised, the result could include regulatory violations, equipment damage, production loss, harm to the environment, and even public endangerment.” S. Huffman, Automation Federation Sustainability…. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Automation Competency Model, USDOL

23 Why Empowerment – a time problem! When You Can Control – Do When You Cannot Control - Manage Management (Transactional) Control (Real Time) Efficiency Profit Asset Quality Environmental Safety Efficiency Profit Asset Quality Environmental Safety

24 Enterprise Control principles Operationscontrol Businesscontrol Processcontrol STRATEGY EXECUTION

25 Optimizing Profitability and Efficiency Production Volume Energy Consumption Materials Consumption Process Control Process Empowerment Process Measurement Business Control Business Empowerment Business Measurement Plant Business Enterprise $

26 Cascade of Operational Performance “Loops” Industrial Plant Process Control Advanced Control Plant Business Control Enterprise Business Control

27 “Workplace Departures” Increasing Baby Boomer retirements – 10,000 per day for next 20 years – 400,000 years of experience being lost per day – Huge amount of experience leaving workforce – Hiring was suppressed through the last 15 years – Lack experienced workers to fill the gap Boomers

28 Characteristics of Millennials ( ) Meaningful careers Tech Savvy Diverse Cyber Literate Collaborative – part of team Environmentally Conscious Innovative Realistic Millennia's have the characteristics for success!

29 Millennials are ideal- Looking for meaning in their work Slide 29 Measuring the real value of every person in the operation

30 Millennial’s are ideal – Team-based, collaborative, desiring to know their work contributes to the bigger picture

31 Millennials are ideal – Tech-savvy, collaborative, networked, multitasking, balancing work/home life Not Your Father’s Automation Industry!

32 Millenniels Want a Career with Meaning  Help solve world energy  Help provide clean water  Help solve world hunger  Help clean and sustain the environment  Help meet chemical & mineral needs  Help provide material goods It would be difficult to find a career with greater impact!


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