Welcome by Industry team followed by short commentary by Osvaldo Bascur on Digital Transformation in the Process Industries: An ongoing Journey.

The process industries face many pressures, such as meeting production targets, minimizing costs, and maximizing product quality. In addition, manufacturers must adhere to increasing governmental, safety, and environmental compliance regulations. A data-driven strategy is needed to enable operations, maintenance, and business personnel to quickly and easily take corrective action when abnormal conditions occur. A Digital Plant Template transforms data into operational insights in real-time. It uncovers the hidden, idle and downtime losses. By measuring and managing these unproductive times, people find new ways of avoiding them improving the profitability of the plant.