Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Honeywell Process Solutions' Innovative Response for a Unified Manufacturing Execution and Control System

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan has presented Honeywell Inc. with the 2007 North American Manufacturing Execution & Process Control Systems Technology Innovation of the Year Award.

The Award recognizes the company's ability to effectively translate its application and vertical industry expertise into unified solutions that enable customers to seamlessly integrate manufacturing, production management and business functions.

Banking on years of experience in offering solutions for the life sciences industry, Honeywell has been quick to respond to the challenge of unifying the manufacturing execution systems (MES) and process control systems (PCS) by providing the manufacturing control system (MCS).

"Honeywell, in a bid to help customers capitalize on synergies of an interoperable MES and PCS, had the vision to assemble an integrated architecture that leverages ISA S88 standards to provide a single environment that combines the inherent strengths of both the MES and the PCS," cites Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Sanjeev R Sridharan.

While tightly combining the MES with the PCS, Honeywell has ensured that the MCS is robust enough to safeguard against potential delays or stoppages in production and hence provides the same level of availability as any other control system.

"The MCS also ensures higher levels of collaboration resulting in reduction of redundant support staff with overlapping functions in distinct units," states Sridharan. "Evidently, the benefits are immense from a labor, production and operations point of view."

Honeywell has successfully differentiated itself from peer group companies by translating its vision of an integrated life sciences solution into reality thus becoming a one-stop shop for all life sciences customers.

Its tightly integrated batch system offers customers a synchronized solution that assures real-time accurate tracking of individual records and minimizes errors or deviations across multiple batches.

Honeywell's MCS is also one of the very few solutions that enable paperless manufacturing. It enables customers to have early visibility and detect non-conformances and address them without any delay. The inherent flexibility of the MCS solution allows customers to generate electronic batch records (EBR) without the need to create custom code.

Honeywell also offers customers unique scalability, thus providing valuable opportunities to extend their best practices to all locations. With its capability to translate pharmaceutical industry business requirements into products that positively impact the customer bottom-line, Honeywell has been rated high by its customers worldwide.

"Honeywell's success in providing a complete and unified manufacturing execution and control systems solution has been well received by end-users and is set to emerge as an innovative approach to drive operational excellence," notes Sridharan. "Its MCS solution, with its ability to accelerate the speed of decision making, remains unmatched in the highly competitive life sciences space."

Each year Frost & Sullivan presents the Technology Innovation Award to the company has proven to be a leader in the industry and who, through its pioneering technology, sound business strategy, and ongoing educational efforts, has been consistently successful in moving the state-of-the-industry forward. Its excellence in the field has extended beyond its technical advancements and encompasses a comprehensive view of the end-user needs over time.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

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