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Invensys Operations Management

November 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Invensys Operations Management Recognizes Customer Business-Value Generation at OpsManage'09

Wonderware Open 2009 Winners Awarded for Innovative Mobile, MES, EMI, HMI / SCADA and Industry Solutions

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, today announced the North American winners of its annual Wonderware Open competition. Winners were recognized for their innovative use of Wonderware® software to generate significant business results in several categories. Presentations of these outstanding applications are part of the conference general sessions and winners are being awarded at a special ceremony during the company's OpsManage'09 conference, hosted this week in Anaheim, Calif.

The 2009 Wonderware Open winner for "Best Industry Solution" is Pepsi Bottling Ventures. The "Best Manufacturing Execution System Application" was awarded to Johnson & Johnson. Campbell Soup was recognized for "Best Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Application." The "Best Mobile Solution" was given to OxyChem Taft and the China Ministry of Railway was awarded "Best HMI / SCADA."

Winners were selected based on the impact the solution has on product quality, productivity, ROI, energy savings, customer responsiveness and faster time to market. Entries were judged by industry experts, trade magazine editors, industry analysts and the Invensys Operations Management executive team.

"Marking the 15th year of the Wonderware Open award program, our customers and ecosystem partners continue to deliver outstanding innovative projects using Wonderware software solutions," said Mark Davidson, vice president, global marketing, Invensys Operations Management. "These awards give other Invensys partners, potential customers and the industry in general an opportunity to see the dramatic impact, scope and potential of the Wonderware brand of software applications across a variety of industries. Using the strength of our open platform, our partners and customers continue to work together to improve manufacturing and industrial operations in real time, collaborating to achieve sustainable business results."

Pepsi Bottling Ventures was selected as "Best Industry Solution" based on improvements in its reporting and trending capabilities through the use of Wonderware technology, which enabled management teams to review performance data in consistent, reliable and easily shared formats. Pepsi identified the cause of downtime in the changeover process and was able to reduce it by 50 percent. The plant has achieved an overall 10 percent increase in line efficiency and total investment payback took less than one year, with an annual savings of more that $78,500.

"With more detailed data available from the PLCs in real time, we are able to cost-justify upgrade products specifically for certain machine centers," said Chris Bacon, production manager, Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Idaho. "We're able to prove the need for more capital investments."

The "Best Manufacturing Intelligence Application" awarded to Campbell Soup highlighted the company's improvements in barcode, printer and vision system applications. The new system supported by Wonderware technology enabled the company to discover gaps in its quality system and reduced labeling issues by 97 percent. The solution saved Campbell's approximately $250,000 in engineering costs, and can be easily deployed to other Campbell's plants without the need for recoding.

"The adoption of the scanning technology has been hugely successful," said Ann Gasiorek, Campbell Soup Worldwide Quality.

Johnson & Johnson was recognized for the "Best Manufacturing Execution System Application" with overall improvements made to product scheduling using the Wonderware System Platform built on ArchestrA technology. The object-oriented capabilities of ArchestrA technology allows for an implementation that met the facility's extreme scheduling requirements without sacrificing the quality, robustness or feature functionality of the system. The ISA S88, 21 CFR Part 11 and GAMP-compliant solution achieved more than a 50 percent savings in labor costs and increased system reliability by 30 percent.

OxyChem Taft was awarded the "Best Mobile Solution" for its use of Wonderware IntelaTrac to ensure the proper function of critical instruments in its manufacturing facilities, which produce polyvinyl chloride resins, chlorine and caustic soda. Functional checks are performed on equipment to prevent and mitigate hazardous chemical release during routine and emergency operations. These checks are performed by operations personnel and are scheduled routes in Wonderware IntelaTrac. More than 100 instrument loops have been added to the Wonderware IntelaTrac system. Wonderware has been successfully used for the past seven years to collect and report routine operating data, safety and environmental inspections and analyzer calibrations.

The "Best HMI / SCADA" award went to the China Ministry of Railways for its use of Wonderware System Platform as the SCADA system to help operate the country's national railway system. The project, which extends to the year 2020, involves the automation of all power-monitoring points for a majority of the Chinese railroad system and will feature 3 million input/output points. The Wonderware HMI / SCADA project integrates a large part of the country's railway lines running from Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in the south. The China Ministry of Railways has experienced a 50 percent reduction in project implementation time for each successive project, due to the highly productive, remote development and deployment capabilities of the system.

About Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Action Instruments, ArchestrA, Avantis, Barber-Colman, Chessell, Continental, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit

Invensys plc ( is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries.

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