Though some industrial companies have the funds and teams to independently push a digital transformation venture forward, not everyone has that option. A new business unit at Emerson has been created to address that. The emergence of new technologies aimed at helping manufacturers digitize their operations is a constantly growing resource. But implementation comes with caveats, particularly monetary ones, that may render the adoption of these technologies unfeasible for many companies. At the Emerson Global Users Exchange in Nashville this week, the company announced the establishment of its Digital Transformation business, an organization dedicated to helping manufacturers and processors develop and implement their digital transformation vision and achieve industry-leading, or top quartile, performance. According to Emerson, industry benchmarking shows big gaps between top quartile performers and the rest of industry. Top quartile industrial businesses enjoy two weeks more uptime, half the maintenance costs, and 30% of the safety issues experienced by the rest of industry, said Stuart Harris, group president of Emerson’s new digital transformation business (pictured above). Ha...