HCL works with Rockwell Automation to improve MES

IT and engineering services firm HCL Technologies says it is now working with Rockwell Automation on its Enterprise Solution Partner (ESP) programme.

Sandeep Kishore, head of global manufacturing at HCL, explains that the companies will be collaborating on the delivery and integration of Rockwell Automation solutions, while HCL also helps manufacturers to build plant-wide information applications using FactoryTalk MES. Rockwell's ESP programme was established in 2006 to provide manufacturers with a network of IT professionals and firms able to improve manufacturing performance by integrating ERP and plant-floor systems. "Manufacturers worldwide are under increasing pressure to gain better insight into their manufacturing operations and increase their overall competitiveness," says Kishore. "The solutions to be jointly delivered by HCL and Rockwell Automation will allow better business decisions across the manufacturing organization and their entire supply chain."