Aberdeen Group announced the availability of its online sustainable manufacturing assessment tool for Rockwell Automation, which utilizes data collected and analyzed from more than 200 manufacturing organizations participating in Aberdeen's primary research in sustainable production.
"Increased regulatory, social responsibility and cost pressures are all creating a very challenging business climate for the manufacturing industry," says Marcia Walker, global manager of Sustainable Production for Rockwell Automation. "We are excited to make this interactive diagnostic tool available to manufacturers and hope they can benefit directly from seeing how their organizations stack up against top performers and what they can do to improve."
The assessment tool uses Aberdeen's PACE (Pressures, Actions, Capabilities & Enablers) research model. By completing a 10 to 15 minute online survey, participants receive a personalized analysis of how their organization compares to industry peers and helps them to quickly identify key capabilities and technologies used by companies with top performance.
"We evaluate and classify manufacturers based on a variety of important performance indicators such as OEE, energy-use reductions, and corporate profitability," says Matthew Littlefield, a senior research analyst with the Aberdeen Group’s Global Manufacturing Practice. "By taking an enterprise-wide approach across manufacturing operations, corporate performance and energy intensity, this new assessment helps manufacturers understand the value of sustainability investments to the entire organization."
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