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Get your maintenance processes ready for the future and find out comprehensive information on version and data management, how they differ from each other or how it can help during the different phases of an audit in automated production. Here, you will find an overview of our free downloads
the “Firefighting” Mentality in Automation
This free white paper discusses how better data management can transform industrial automation for increased productivity with fewer problems.
...fulfill them with help from versiondog
This free guide is aimed at all KRITIS companies dealing with the measures recommended in the IT baseline protection for KRITIS operators.
...of version control & backup
This free white paper takes a look at the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding this field. At what point does the use of version control systems that are specifically adapted for automated production start to make sense?
And what are some of the things to watch out for when it comes to choosing the right one?
...in industrial automation
This free white paper explains the best way to approach such an audit, what exactly is involved, and what are some of the potential pitfalls?
How does a data management system help to answer the typical questions arising from process documentation (who, what, where, when and why), and how does this provide a reliable foundation for audit trails?
...for FDA 21CFR11
FDA regulations have specific rules around electronic signatures. Some regulations address secure program access, audit trails and version control. A Change Management System contains tools that can significantly streamline the process of making changes in a validated environment and help to ensure that proper change processes are followed.
...with change management
Automation devices and their logic programs are vital to the plant and proper safeguards are needed to protect and manage change in these assets. Find out how to safeguard your plant from errors and downtime.
A firefighting mentality is one where organizations are frantically rushing to solve unexpected problems, making impulsive decisions, and applying short term “band-aid” solutions to restore production as quickly as possible. Production plants are particularly susceptible to this mentality. Why? Plants are up against a wide variety of risks to productivity and product quality. Human error, equipment failure, cyber attack, and natural disaster all have the potential to cause significant downtime. When every minute of downtime can cost thousands, it is critical to resume production as quickly as possible.
Nevertheless, very few production plants are adequately prepared for worst-case scenarios or even everyday issues. A proactive approach to data management for automation could save time, money, and effort.
This white paper will discuss how better data management can transform your industrial automation for increased productivity with fewer problems. First, it will explore the causes and concerns of a reactive “firefighting” approach to maintenance in automation. Then, it will propose data management tools and best practices to help break these habits.