Syncade(TM) suite and DeltaV(TM) digital process automation system combine for comprehensive movement logistics management
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Building on years of experience and technology in terminal and tank farm logistics operations, Emerson has added a Movement Logistics Management module to its Syncade(TM) Smart Operation Management Suite. The new application complements Emerson's established base of instrumentation, control and custody transfer systems for tank farm and terminal product movements. Initial installations include terminals and tank farms in North America, Europe and Asia.
Combining the power of the DeltaV(TM) automation system with the Syncade suite's operations management capabilities, the new Movement Logistics Manager (MLM) application supports marine, rail, truck and pipeline site operations. Key components include order management, logistics planning and scheduling, inventory management, and production accounting. It connects and interacts with every level of the operation, from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to the devices that load the ships and trucks and open the gate at the terminal. The system manages tasks such as custody transfer of products, printing shipping documents, and reporting final accounting results back to the ERP for invoicing.
"Today's pressures on safety, security, cash flow and cost reduction require terminal operations and tank farms in production facilities to be more reliable, repeatable, secure and safe," said Jim Nyquist, president of Emerson's PlantWeb(TM) solutions group, "These needs expand beyond physically controlling material movement to managing the business information associated with them. That's why I'm proud that Emerson can now offer our customers this powerful, comprehensive solution."
Automation can dramatically improve tank farm and terminal efficiency, with fewer people handling more activities and doing it more reliably in less time. Adding integrated order management and scheduling can help to increase the number of trucks and ships handled by the facility. Embedding the knowledge behind a paper-driven process into an electronic system also means the operation can do more with less-experienced employees.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb(TM), Syncade(TM), DeltaV(TM), Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, Ovation(TM), and AMS Suite.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
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