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Promoting Operator Effectiveness

Operator effectiveness is often an overlooked area that can improve the performance and safety of your control system or plant. Yet operator effectiveness is one of the key elements for running a safe, efficient, and profitable plant. Research shows worldwide process industry losses because of unscheduled downtime and poor quality can exceed $20 billion. Of […]

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Knowing Your Blind Spots with Your Manager

There’s nothing worse in one’s work life than when the relationship with one’s manager is not working correctly.   No matter what the reason, it causes stress during the work day, and it can affect one’s career path in the organization when the relationship is not working as well as it could be.   At the same […]

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Livestream Schedule: Marketing & Sales Summit

The Marketing & Sales Summit is proud to be streaming live content for the third year in a row. You can watch a number of tremendous keynote presentations on ISA Interchange’s Livestream channel. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to get a small sample of the valuable content offered by the M&SS every […]

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ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

Automation and control systems expert, Greg McMillan, principal consultant, Emerson Process Management, wants to share his knowledge. What better way to do this than through the ISA Mentor program. McMillan’s career spans more than 40 years with deep roots at Monsanto Co. where he learned early on from some of the best minds in process […]

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Face to Face: The Flip Side of Office eCommunication

  Did you know that the first spam in computer history was sent on May 3, 1978 by a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) employee? Over 400 people received a promotional message sent via the company’s ARPANET network.  Yes, email and spam and many of the other collaborative technologies used today are dated — pre-PC. In […]

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