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There has been plenty of criticism directed at Millennials from the Baby Boomers in terms of work ethic, attention span, narcissism, and hobbies. Conventional wisdom has suggested that, at least in the manufacturing realm, the Millennial generation isn't ready to take over for the mantel of exiting Baby Boomers. But, as Dr. Peter G. Martin, VP of Business Value Solutions at Schneider Electric argues, these supposed 'character flaws' in the younger generations may be exactly what the future of manufacturing will need. Read more below in this week's round-up.
This year displayed some notable movements across the environment, health and safety (EHS) landscape. For one, vendors in the EHS software space began to align offerings to map to new realizations, such as the fact that EHS and risk management are increasingly intertwined, just as market-leading manufacturers are realizing they need solutions that tie risk into EHS performance and product stewardship at large.
On December 11, LNS Research and Manufacturing.net hosted a webinar entitled: "Weaving the Digital Thread in Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing: Strategies for Connecting to the Customer Experience." Throughout the course of the event, we had a number of questions from attendees. As is typically the case, though, we were unable to get to all of them. In this post, we'll reexamine these questions and provide answers to a few that went unaddressed.
Industrial Energy Management (IEM) will remain a challenge for many organizations in the coming year. Energy cost volatility will be driven by increases in U.S. petroleum and natural gas production, which will put downward pressure on the market, and continued global political turmoil, which will drive the market the opposite way.
Many topics in 2014 have wrestled for the attention of quality management executives. These range from understanding and planning for the potential quality intelligence yield of smart connected products to the maturation of cloud-based enterprise quality management software (EQMS).
With the introduction of LNS Research’s Asset Performance Management (APM) Research Library in January of 2015, now is the time to look forward and provide some guidance as to what we expect to see in 2015 as the top trends that will impact APM. Since the APM coverage is just launching, there were no APM predictions in 2014 and we are starting with a clean sheet.
In this week's roundup, we look at the potential vs. the reality of software adoption in the industrial and quality spheres to take a further look at where the theoretical and the practical intersect. Read more about this and other perspectives below.
LNS Research had the opportunity to attend Dakota Software’s recent annual user conference, Discover! 2014, and connected with both Dakota leadership and its users to learn about best practices as well as the advantages and opportunities presented by the company. The Las Vegas conference included over 100 delegates representing a wide range of long-term clients and recent adopters of Dakota’s environment, health and safety (EHS) compliance assurance solutions. The conference helped showcase a variety of areas of success and new opportunities for the Cleveland-based, regulatory content-centric EHS software company.
Every year, there are a few unavoidable topics as you scroll through your newsfeed. Throughout 2014, a main one has been industrial automation—specifically how the expected sharp rise in robotics investments over the coming years has the potential to cause mass unemployment in the industrial sector. Fear mongers and more rational thinkers alike seem to agree there’s cause for concern.
When we look across the landscape of software technologies that are being invested in by the suppliers of manufacturing operations and business/IT solutions, we are seeing a clear trend in the increased focus on applications of both Big Data Analytics and Small/Right Data Analytics.
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