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The connected Enterprise – make Smart Manufacturing work for you

The Industry of Things World USA conference is approaching and with it the emersion of numerous IoT pioneers and thought leaders who share their experience and knowledge with IoT practicitioners. We want to take the chance and introduce one of them – Bob Murphy from Rockwell Automation.

Bob has been with Rockwell Automation for nearly 39 years, starting his career with what was then the Allen-Bradley Company in 1979 as a production technician. His career progressed through a variety of multiple disciplines, businesses and locations across the company with roles in test engineering, manufacturing & systems engineering, product industrialization & development, and operations management. Today he is senior vice president, Operations & Engineering Services (OES) and responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Supply Chain, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Engineering Services and Manufacturing Operations.

Bob was responsible for launching the company’s MES function in 2006 as an enabling force when he was tasked with optimizing the company’s global manufacturing footprint. That led to an internal “Connected Enterprise” journey which has since become representative of what Rockwell Automation promotes externally to its customers. Bob often meets with leaders within the manufacturing industry to exchange lessons learned throughout the transformational journey to smart manufacturing and to share real world experiences around what all embracing its tenets can afford in the way of step function improvements in quality, service and productivity.

Bob's role at the Industry of Things World USA

Bob Murphy will hold a keynote at the conference showcasing how organizations can make smart manufacturing work for them. Smart manufacturing and industrial operations embrace a new way forward. This new direction is highly-connected and knowledge-enabled, where devices and processes are connected, monitored, and optimized. Smart operations require the use of new and disruptive technologies, from analytics and mobile to collaborative machines. These technologies communicate with each other and adapt to internal and external conditions. They also require new strategies that make the most of these technologies to create flexible, efficient, responsive, and secure operations. Bob will tell how new technologies and strategies can help companies to create these operations.

Learn more about Bob Murphy’s presentation here: The connected Enterprise – make Smart Manufacturing work for you

About Rockwell Automation:

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. Rockwell Automation supports customers in their digital transformation journey to create a Connected Enterprise. This impacts the entire value chain, from components to systems and from suppliers to customers. This transformation is the key to hidden value and can make a significant contribution to the productivity, quality, compliance, and profitability of any enterprise.

With its plant floor knowhow, innovative spirit and unmatched partner network, Rockwell Automation is extremely well positioned to team with customers to reap the most value from these advancements. The Connected Enterprise links production lines, in-the-field assets, utilities and enterprise IT to deliver contextualized information where it is needed. As a result, companies can make better decisions faster – and achieve a new level of operational intelligence to improve productivity and global competitiveness. Built on a secure, standard Ethernet infrastructure, The Connected Enterprise is enabled by our Integrated Control and Information portfolio.