What Are your Barriers to Remote Access. Safety. Security. Technology.

Members of OMAC's Digital Transformation Workgroup are dedicated to exploring the exciting possibilities of digital transformation in the manufacturing sector. Here, we gather to discuss and help implement cutting-edge strategies that leverage technology for smarter, more efficient operations. Join us as we dive into IoT, remote access, data governance, cybersecurity, and more, all aimed at driving growth and embracing the future of manufacturing. We collaborate and share knowledge.

We create guidelines and best practices. We help each other navigate IT and OT to make the most of their machine assets, business practices, and multi-vendor interactions.

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OMAC DTW Member Needs Survey

OMAC's Digital Transformation Workgroup is actively planning a roadmap of guidance topics to help our members.

Please complete this survey to help us understand the sort of guidance that is most relevant to your organization, and the topics that are your highest and most urgent priorities.

We will use your input to plan our next initiatives.

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Ethernet Networks Construction in Manufacturing

OMAC's Digital Transformation Workgroup is launching a new initiative aimed at reviewing the different ways Ethernet networks are constructed in manufacturing. While Ethernet networks are not new, their implementation for industrial automation applications can be challenging. The objective of this project is to explore and provide insight into the reasons behind the different architectures and their corresponding benefits.

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EU Cyber Resilience Act

Increasingly frequent and severe cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and cyber warfare make ever more stringent regulations for industrial cybersecurity a global necessity. The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) is assembling a task force to produce a practical guide to help business leaders, IT, and engineers understand the steps they must take to comply with the Cyber Resilience Act and continue selling products to the European Union. Click below to learn more about the Cyber Resilience Act and participation in OMAC's task force.

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Data Governance

This guide offers a practical, real-world approach to managing plant floor data. From creating a common data dictionary, to identifying sources and applications of data, to storage and compliance, the Data Governance Guide covers the entire data life-cycle.

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Security Considerations for Remote Access

This guide provides practical insights for engineers and practitioners at customers of all sizes as they work to secure their remote access environment while still effectively operating their manufacturing plants.

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Practical Guide for Remote Access

In Sep 2020, OMAC convened a workgroup of 37 industry leaders from across the globe to define best practices for secure Remote Access to plant equipment. The result is a 90-page guide providing a comprehensive guide of the benefits, trends, and challenges of Remote Access. The report balances the requirements of end users, plant operators, IT departments, and equipment and solution suppliers. The guide is available free of charge to all individuals in manufacturing and the public at large.

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OpX Leadership Network’s Remote Equipment Access Options Analysis

Click below to learn more about the OpX Remote Equipment Access work product that provides a common understanding of the relative pros and cons of various common industry methodologies for remotely accessing equipment installed in manufacturing facilities.

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