Rockwell Automation 
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Industry 4.0

The Connected Enterprise


Deep Dive Session
Thursday, Oct. 12 Location Code
1:45pm-2:45pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 309 ThS/72

The Connected Enterprise is the vision that allows organizations  to keep up with the rapid changes in the information and communications technologies, and leverage those technologies to implement a system that allows them to optimize production and manufacturing plants.

As a global manufacturer, Rockwell Automation faces the same challenges our customers experience every day. By implementing The Connected Enterprise in our own operations, we're now more agile and flexible, we're able to make faster, smarter decisions so we have better control and we have a standardized approach across our global facilities. Join Bob Murphy, Senior Vice President, Operations & Engineering Services, to learn about Rockwell Automation’s  journey with The Connected Enterprise. Results included: Productivity: improvements ~5 percent annually, on-time delivery from 80 percent to 96, reduced lead times by over 50 percent, improved our quality levels by over 50 percent, and reduced inventory at the same time over 33 percent.


Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, its flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

Presenter: Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy is senior vice president of operations and engineering services (OES) at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s global supply chain (materials and logistics, and strategic sourcing and supply management), quality and continuous improvement, engineering services and manufacturing operations. Most recently, Murphy was vice president of manufacturing operations, with responsibility for Rockwell's manufacturing facilities in Ladysmith, Mequon and Middleton, Wisconsin; Monterrey, Mexico; Twinsburg, Ohio and the Dominican Republic.

For a video case study on this topic by Rockwell's Bob Murphy, click here.