Operations & Maintenance Leaders: Give Thanks to Your Success in APM

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

In the spirit of the United States holiday of Thanksgiving, a wonderful holiday to meet with family and friends over a big meal and think about what we are truly thankful for, we thought it would be fun to consider who Operations & Maintenance Leaders (Leaders) could look to give thanks to from an Asset Performance Management (APM) perspective when selecting solutions.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management, EAM

7 Questions from Wednesday's Quality Management Webinar

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 10:53 AM

On November 18, LNS Research hosted a webinar entitled "3 Ways to Instantly Maximize the Value Your Quality Management." The presentation focused the methods and technologies today's forward looking organizations are employing to break down informational silos and better integrate quality data across the value chain, from design through to service.

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Tags: Quality Management, IIoT

Big Data Mentality: Lean's Biggest Threat

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Lean,as a popular business process improvement methodology, has become one of the most common business process improvement (BPI) initiative to drive operational excellence (OpEx). Derived from a manufacturing-cetric initiative, Lean is now leveraged in all forms of business. With it's seemingly flexible and easily applied characteristics, is it unable to transform to the customs of Big Data?

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, Smart Connected Assets

Latest IIoT Security & ProcessMAP Provides EHS Cloud Software [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Nov 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Rockwell Automation & FANUC with Latest IIoT Security

At Automation Fair this week, Rockwell Automation and FANUC American introduced new means of security for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). FANUC America, as a leader in robotics, and Rockwell Automation, as a specialist in industrial automation and information solutions, collaborated on a new technology for secure remote monitoring.

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Tags: Manufacturing, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Adapting to EHS Pressures Facing Oil & Gas Manufacturers

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

It’s no secret that, in the oil & gas industry, employee safety has long been an important issue. Not only are oil & gas companies dealing with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements and customer demands, recent negative events have contributed to public scrutiny of health and safety standards across the industry.

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, EHS

The Great Shift Change: IIoT & Smart Connected Assets

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

One of the drivers for IIoT and Big Data/Predictive Analytics investments is the shortage of skilled labor in many industries. The natural resources sector, particularly oil & gas and mining, seems to be most-challenged. This is when it comes to the volume of retiring workers and the difficulty of replacing them.

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Tags: Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Operations & Maintenance Managers: Extend APM Investments with IIOT

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Operations and Maintenance Managers have been investing in a broad range of Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions for many years. After years of investments and a patch work of highly functional applications for separate purposes, functionality can be found across a broad range of applications. And the question comes up, could I do my job more effectively if I could only see a portion of the software with this functionality?

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Improve Quality Maturity by Addressing the Top 5 Challenges

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Although there is no bad time to improve quality management maturity, a ripe time is during fiscal planning for a new year. Executives that are impacted by the quality of products or services, as well as quality professionals, should ask two questions:

  • "Just how mature is my company’s quality program?"
  • "What challenges must be addressed to increase maturity?"
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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management, Internet of Things

What’s the Difference Between MOM & MES?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

I would like to bring to your attention something that has been on my mind for at least 20 years (I know, I do not live a very interesting life!). A topic that is mentioned quite often at LNS Research, what the difference is between MOM and MES?

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT

Intel IoT Platform Expansion & APM Panel at IMC Event [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Intel Expands IoT Platform

Earlier this month Intel announced the expansion of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The new features include a new reference architecture to support mobility in smart connected assets, and to carry out smart connected operations.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets