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Aspen Technology Evolves Into Digital Marketplace Provider


Founded in 1981 as a developer of computer-aided chemical engineering software, Aspen’s growth has resulted in a wide variety of applications for management and execution-level process manufacturing. Fiscal 2000 marked Aspen’s entry into the collaborative digital marketplace business in hopes of capturing a share of the supply chain e-business market.

cpi  of SCM technology into CPI, this strategy should represent no barrier to growth over the next 3-5 years. Digital marketplaces are Aspen's latest product addition and the company is quickly establishing itself as an enabler of web-based buying and selling in its core process industry verticals. PetroVantage, a digital marketplace for the petroleum industry formed with technology partner IBM, will enable faster and more profitable trading and logistics decisions for crude oil and refined products. Read More

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cpi  for continuous process improvement (CPI), including tools to assess the performance of the actual process against internal norms or industry benchmarks. The integrated quantitative analysis capability is used to identify bottlenecks and estimate throughput times and cost saving opportunities. This often includes a simulation engine to perform what-if analyses to locate process issues in a proactive manner. Business Process Automation . Responsible for the integration between users, processes, and Read More

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cpi  key functionality that enables CPI in the following three specific ways: The Progress RPM suite is a human-centric platform providing business users with real-time visibility into business processes and systems, including legacy processes both inside and outside the business. The suite includes comprehensive business process modeling and automation capabilities. This enables business users to continuously improve their existing business processes and rapidly implement new ones, without disrupting Read More

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cpi  and continuous process improvement (CPI), such solutions should provide a real-time framework that would unite capabilities like finite factory scheduling (constraints-based), operations, quality, safety, performance management (via analytics), and enterprise asset maintenance (EAM). Plant-level execution systems have thus far largely been adopted by big companies in a big way.  The historic condition in this highly fragmented market was that offerings were too niche-oriented and offered by many small Read More

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Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ("blue collar trenches") and the enterprise ("white collar ivory tower"). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that

cpi   and continuous process improvement (CPI), such solutions should provide a real-time framework that would unite capabilities like finite factory scheduling (constraints-based), operations, quality, safety, performance management (via analytics), and enterprise asset maintenance (EAM). Plant-level execution systems have thus far largely been adopted by big companies in a big way.  The historic condition in this highly fragmented market was that offerings were too niche-oriented and offered by many small Read More




cpi   and continuous process improvement (CPI), such solutions should provide a real-time framework that would unite capabilities like finite factory scheduling (constraints-based), operations, quality, safety, performance management (via analytics), and enterprise asset maintenance (EAM). Plant-level execution systems have thus far largely been adopted by big companies in a big way.  The historic condition in this highly fragmented market was that offerings were too niche-oriented and offered by many small Read More

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


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cpi  the chemical process industries (CPI) : WAM counts among its customers three of the top ten petroleum refiners, including number one ExxonMobil, plus many other well-known companies like Solvay and Equistar. Large, multinational companies provide WAM many opportunities for repeat business as they expand SCP to other sites and functional areas. Vendor Challenges Creating brand awareness : By far the greatest challenge for WAM lies in creating brand awareness. Without recognition in the corporate buying Read More

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cpi  with continued process improvements (CPI). The most important phase is the so-called preliminary study—an extensive analysis whereby Jeeves and the partner go through the user s processes, requirements, and needs, so as to decide how Jeeves will best support business development. The starting point is a focus on the existing ways in which the user conducts business (for example, with respect to workflows or business processes, or with respect to areas which are functioning well or poorly). Then the Read More




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cpi  - Continual Product Improvement (CPI)” compliance via related records, archives, business intelligence (BI), audits, CAPA, and program management capabilities. In any case, Siemens’ solutions for both digital manufacturing (engineering the process) and manufacturing operations management (executing the process) exceed the competition at this stage. Siemens also provides high value of manufacturing planning for digital validation, so-called “designed for anything (DFX).” This is a critical Read More

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Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript


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cpi  the chemical process industries (CPI): Aspen s customers include 44 of the 50 largest chemical companies, 17 of the 20 largest petroleum refiners, and 16 of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies. Experienced implementation and customer support personnel: Chesapeake has received high praise from consultants and clients for their staff of bright, experienced process engineers and modelers. Aspen Technology Challenges Poor financial showing in FY1999: Aspen s FY1999 revenues of $219.6 million represent a Read More