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.
...for maintenance departments
The free white paper focuses on the new requirements placed upon maintenance departments.
Want to find out more about how such tasks as backing up data, comparing versions and searching for the latest software version—all of which have been hitherto carried out manually—can now be automated?
...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?
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.