Dennis Brandl is a recognized authority on manufacturing execution systems, batch control and manufacturing operations management. He is the founder of BR&L Consulting Inc., a firm that specializes in manufacturing automation, operations and IT. In his presentation at The Automation Conference 2013, Brandl presents real examples of applying information technologies in manufacturing automation and control systems. In addition to all the benefits, Dennis will also cover the bad examples—where IT policies and procedures have hindered automation projects.