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Julie Fraser


Julie Fraser is a world-recognized authority on the business value of plant floor systems and how production plays into supply chain and product lifecycle issues. She is currently VP Research for Manufacturing and Operations at Tech-Clarity.

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Engineer looking at manufacturing data
Discrete manufacturing February 15, 2021
Manufacturing Data: Can it Finally Flow?

Combining data from Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) is not only essential to analysis and insights, but it is the foundation for achieving the agility and business value that companies want.

Engineers analyzing data
Discrete manufacturing March 23, 2020
Practical Approaches to IT/OT Convergence

IT and OT each manage different aspects of a plant’s functioning. Equipment data is the domain of OT, and it becomes far more valuable when it goes into an IT environment for context and analysis. Only with IT and OT working in harmony can a plant achieve optimal performance.