EOM Software Portfolio Debuts at AspenWorld 2004

Aspen Technology, Inc., says it will reveal a new software portfolio for Enterprise Operations Management (EOM) in the chemical industry at AspenWorld 2004, to be held October 10-15, 2004, in Orlando, Fla.  This new offering reportedly addresses key business areas in the industryincluding engineering and innovation, plant operations, and supply-chain managementand supports the industry’s drive to achieve operational excellence.

AspenWorld 2004 also features a comprehensive program focused on process-industry issues and challenges.  Among industry leaders participating in the plenary session of the chemicals track, “Chemicals: Leadership through Operational Excellence,
are James V. Porter, vice president, engineering and operations, DuPont; Joe Bernard, manufacturing general manager, Lyondell-Equistar; and Dick Hill, vice president, manufacturing advisory services, ARC Advisory Group. 

The plenary presentations will be followed by four sessions that explore the business processes in the chemical industry and describe how companies are applying best practices and innovative techniques to reduce costs, increase return on capital employed, and drive sustainable competitive advantage:

  • Visibility and Analytics: Impact on Chemicals—explores how real-time visibility and analytics can enable manufacturers to realize substantial additional value from their information systems;
  • Production Optimization: New Capabilities in Chemicals—reveals how producers have used innovative techniques to achieve greater operational efficiency and improve business decisions;
  • Justifying, Assessing, and Maximizing Technology Investments—addresses key issues, including the importance of the business case and how to facilitate changes in the organization;
  • Production Planning and Scheduling in Chemicals—meets the challenges of a dynamic, demand-driven marketplace using the latest planning and scheduling technologies and best-practice business processes.

The AspenWorld 2004 (www.aspenworld2004.com) program includes nearly 300 presentations from companies such as BASF, The Dow Chemical Company, BP Chemicals, SABIC and ChevronPhillips Chemical; and a conference agenda that offers opportunities for discussions, learning experiences, and mixing with industry peers.

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