Doug Suerich - Enabling fleet analytics to optimize production

Session 14: Standards & Reliability

Enabling fleet analytics to optimize production
Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM

Equipment manufacturers are under pressure to reduce costs while maintaining or increasing quality and contributing to overall customer throughput. These objectives can be challenging to achieve, particularly when identical pieces of equipment are operating at different efficiencies, either within one facility or for different end users. Modern analytics can be used to monitor a fleet of deployed equipment to find opportunities for improvement (e.g., enabling predictive maintenance to reduce unplanned equipment downtime). However, this can only work if the collected data is consolidated securely into a central location. This presentation explains how to execute a remote data collection strategy that satisfies security requirements from a diverse set of stakeholders. We discuss the key considerations that need to be addressed around data governance, IT architecture, authentication, authorization, encryption and data security. And, we show a complete, secure remote connectivity and data sharing solution that addresses all these concerns and provides equipment makers and manufacturers a powerful new – and secure – way to collaborate.

Speaker's Biography

Doug Suerich is the Product Evangelist at The PEER Group Inc., the semiconductor industry’s leading supplier of factory automation software. Doug focuses on big data and remote connectivity solutions that help manufacturers collaborate securely on tools and data in a production environment. Doug has over 20 years of experience leading software teams for a variety of industries including semiconductor, manufacturing, and transportation. Most recently, he was involved in architecting PEER Group’s remote connectivity solution, Remicus™, and he was a champion in promoting the use of cloud computing and latest-generation web technologies. Prior to joining PEER Group, Doug was a software development manager, automation engineer, information systems specialist, and consultant. He has extensive experience designing and integrating robust automation software solutions. Doug holds a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours in System Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.


Doug Suerich
Product Evangelist
The PEER Group Inc.