When it comes to operating a manufacturing process of any kind, everyone will agree that it is beneficial to have a lot of data. However, simply collecting and storing data does not, by itself, yield measurable benefits. In order to take full advantage of the data, it needs to be organized, archived and then made available in a variety of formats throughout a facility.
This is the function of a versatile and robust plant-wide information system , also referred to as a Plant Information Management System (PIMS), or, alternatively, a Process Information Management System. No matter what you call it, the purpose of a PIMS is the presentation of well-organized data which should lead to informed and cost-effective decisions. Read More