The Single Most Important Factor in Quality Maturity

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

How Important is Executive Priority to Quality Management Maturity?

There is a misalignment between the value of Quality Management and Executive perception, but what does this mean to day-to-day Quality Management?

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Quality Management

MES Embracing IIoT & Predictive Analytics Remains Hottest IIoT Space [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: MOM, Cloud-Computing, MES, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT

NEW Digital Transformation Business Unit & IoT Everything [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, May 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Honeywell Process Solutions introduces its new Digital Transformation business unit; Hewlett-Packard Enterprise launches its HPE Universe IoT platform; Hitachi launches an IoT business unit focused on sustainability; and SAP collaborates with UPS to improve its supply chain management and on-demand additive manufacturing.

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation: Operations Don't Stop with the Factory Wall

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

As we have built out the Digital Transformation framework at LNS Research we have been increasingly asked by clients to help them with their efforts to define their Operational Architecture.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, ERP, Big Data, IIoT, Digital Transformation

A New Cloud-Based MES System is Born, Welcome 42Q

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

For those of us who are Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy fans, the strange name of the latest Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) provider will be clear – 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Arriving at the MESA and IndustryWeek conference in Chicago last week, we were greeted by a banner announcing the birth of 42Q, a new Cloud-based MES provider from San Jose, CA. It is a long time since we have seen a new fully developed MES solution hit the market.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, MES, Mobility, IIoT

Getting APM & IIoT Connected at the ABB Customer Conference

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week I had an opportunity to attend the ABB Customer Conference in Atlanta, GA to get an understanding and viewpoint on how ABB Enterprise Software is bringing together solutions to tackle the most pressing issues in Utilities, Oil & Gas and Mining.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, EAM

Cloud, Big Data, & Analytics Getting Serious Vendor Attention in Manufacturing [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week LNS analysts participated in two web-based events hosted by two of the largest IT vendors; IBM and Microsoft. In both events Cloud, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics were at the heart of the discussions. The IBM presentation focused on IBM’s strategy with its Watson Platform and supporting predictive tools from SPSS as they applied to a number of industries, including manufacturing. Microsoft’s event was specific to manufacturing.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Next Gen EQMS from IQS & Increasing APM Concerns in Rail [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, May 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

LNS Research explores recent events and news, such as survey results from ABB identifying how the importance of APM in rail is increasing; IQS releases its latest version of next gen EQMS; Amazon Web Services partners with Salesforce to build an IoT software; and OSHA regulations. 

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Mtell: Aiding Operational Excellence in Asset Intensive Industries

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

One thing nearly all asset intensive and regulated industries have in common right now is a highly dedicated focus on Operational Excellence. Whether it is Oil & Gas, where sub-$50-per-barrel prices are imposing huge belt tightening, Mining, where demand is sluggish, or Pharmaceuticals, where new ISO standards have forced improved quality management, just about everyone has maximizing the interplay between their people, processes, and technology as a top three objective. Read More

Tags: Operational Excellence, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance

Calling All IIoT Vendors- Can You Deliver Value Today?

Posted by Jason Kasper on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

LNS Research is increasingly receiving requests from the end-user community to help understand the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform landscape that will help them in their Digital Transformation journey. Who can help them today and in the long term? In general we are seeing a general lack of understanding of what should constitute an IIoT platform to enable other systems and how it can support business initiatives.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation