Walt Boyes

Walter Boyes Walter Boyes has more than 25 years of experience in sales, sales management, marketing, and product development in the automation industry, including Executive Committee experience in three companies, and board of directors service in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Walt was a member of the Board of Directors of Cypress Envirosystems, and continues to maintain an advisory relationship with the company. Walt is a Life Fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA), and a member of IEEE. Walt is a Fellow of InstMC in the United Kingdom, and a Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist. Walt is a principal in Spitzer and Boyes LLC, http://www.spitzerandboyes.com, a technology consulting firm devoted to assisting companies to better market their products in manufacturing and automation. Spitzer and Boyes provides industry analysis, market research, content generation and provisioning, forensic engineering, and technology transfer and technical due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

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Peter Martin
Walt Boyes

Over the last fifty years, almost none of the productivity gains in manufacturing have come from better chemistry or better design, or even better management and financial controls. Rather, those gains have come from better automation and control of the processes: continuous, batch, hybrid , and discrete. The secret to making manufacturing sustainable is better control. So, why aren't the theories that have led to enormous gains in productivity being used above the plant level?