Company: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Headquarters: Leverkusen, Germany
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Chemicals
Primary Product Line: Polymers and high-performance plastics
Name of Project: An Automated Solution for Managing Process Control Systems
Project Objective: To automate the process so that a part-time administrator can maintain MES and control systems in multiple sites; decrease operating costs; reduce hardware installation costs; automate e-mail notifications of anomalies, antivirus protection, installation of IPSec firewalls, backups of MES and DCS critical data
Technologies Employed: Symantec Antivirus Suite Corporate Edition; Windows Server Update Services; DeltaV DCS and Provox DCS; Safety Instrumented System
Accomplishments/ROI: Reduced system operating costs; increased system security; sped up maintenance process; ensured data integrity