Distributed Control Systems

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The Distributed Control Systems (DCS) market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

A Shift in Focus from MRO to CapEx Investments for the DCS Market

Overall, the global Distributed Control Systems (DCS) market outperformed expectations in 2018.  An uptick in deferred MRO activities accounted for much of this growth as process manufacturers pulled the trigger on several deferred maintenance and upgrade projects.  Despite several deferred capital projects coming back online, new construction projects represented less than a quarter of the total market growth seen in 2018.  The hope is that revenues for new construction project orders have yet to be recognized.

Because of the lag between orders and the final installation of DCS in new construction projects, many of the revenues associated with DCS orders booked in 2018 have not been installed yet.  This is leading to increasing supplier backlogs.  Leading supplier backlogs are at a healthy enough level now to sustain market growth through 2019 regardless of any potential drop in demand.

Once we look out beyond 2019, however, the picture becomes less clear.  ARC is witnessing growing uncertainty from end users as companies face a revolving wheel of tariffs and many of the key European markets warn of an impending recession.  News of a reduction in orders for automobiles and project delays from food & beverage companies is leading to concerns that this slowdown will make its way to the heavy process industries in 2020. 

Distributed Control Systems Strategic Issues

Distributed Control Systems Market Data Workbook

Both automation suppliers and end users strive to get more value from their automation systems.  Some key strategic issues covered in the report include:

  • Keep your eye on cloud software development technology
  • Leverage virtualized products to improve customer support
  • Increase presence in emerging countries
  • Employ a MAC strategy with vertical industry focus and local services

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DCS Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes country data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking Hardware
  • Market Shares by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Market Shares by Service Type
    • Operations
    • Project Management
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Market Shares by Project Type
    • New Construction
    • Replacement
    • Upgrade/Expansion
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total DCS Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by System Size
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Controllers
    • I/O
    • Workstations
    • Networking Hardware
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Operations
    • Project Management
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Application Type
    • Batch
    • Continuous Process
    • Quality
    • Supervisory Control
  • Shipments by Project Type
    • New Construction
    • Replacment
    • Upgrade/Expansion
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants
Profiles of the major suppliers servicing this market are included.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Country
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry
  • Leading Suppliers by Revenue Type
  • Leading Suppliers by Hardware Type
  • Leading Suppliers by System Size

Market Forecast Analysis 

  • Total Market Forecast
  • Market Forecast by Industry
  • Market Forecast by Revenue Type
  • Market Forecast by Hardware Type
  • Market Forecast by System Size
  • Market Forecast by Application
  • Market Forecast by Project Type
  • Market Forecast by Plant Size

Industry Participants

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