Smart Manufacturing: A Case Study of Rockwell Automation



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As one of the most famous industrial automation company, Rockwell Automation has established a significant foothold in the worldwide industrial automation market. In recent years, Rockwell Automation has aggressively acquired system integration companies in the manufacturing process and automation sectors as well as companies providing software, hardware, and services.

In addition, the company brought forward the Connected Enterprise concept to support its smart manufacturing initiatives. The core is to converge IT (Information Technology) with OT (Operational Technology) under one structure. This report discusses Rockwell Automation's smart manufacturing developments, major products and business, and real-world applications to explore the trend in smart manufacturing.

Table of Contents

1. Development History

1.1 M&A Activities
1.2 Formation of SMLC

2. Core Business
2.1 Services for Physical Products
2.2 Rockwell Automation's Smart Manufacturing Solutions
2.2.1. Network Infrastructure:
2.2.2. Circulating Information Capital:
2.2.3. Security

3. Applications of Rockwell Automation's Solutions
3.1 King's Hawaiian Bakery

4. MIC Perspectives
4.1 Connect All Equipment via Standardized Specifications
4.2 Drive Growth for Small- & Medium-sized System Integrators
4.3 Joint Development Through Inter- and Intra-industrial Alliances

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

Table 1: Rockwell Automation's Development History
Table 2: Companies Acquired by Rockwell Automation
Table 3: Rockwell Automation's Products Adopted by King's Hawaiian

Figure 1: Rockwell Automation's Revenue and Growth Rate, 2005 – 2014
Figure 2: SMLC's Open SM Platform Structure 
Figure 3: Rockwell Automation's Connected Enterprise Vision
Figure 4: Tereos' Sugar Factory
Figure 5: King's Hawaiian's Baking Facility in Oakwood
Figure 6: King's Hawaiian's Baking Process
Figure 7: Application of Rockwell Automation's Smart Manufacturing Solution at King's Hawaiian's Facility