The goals of environment, health and safety (EHS) management have remained relatively constant since I started my career as a corporate EHS professional with Alcoa in the 1980s. Keep people and the environment safe, and the plant running smoothly. Stay in compliance and manage risks to prevent problems. Look for opportunities to help the business grow profitably.Read More
Enablon Still Pushing Frontiers of EHS Information Technology
Recently I participated in and presented at Enablon’s Sustainability Performance Forum (SPF) in Chicago, for the third consecutive year. This conference is part of a global series of SPF events hosted by Enablon. The events bring together the ecosystem of customers and partners focused on using Enablon’s software solutions to manage environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability performance.Read More
On September 21, LNS Research hosted the fall executive roundtable at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago. LNS roundtables are day-long face-to-face events for senior quality leaders (VP's and directors) responsible for strategy to meet and learn from each other and LNS on core topics. During the most recent session, 15 quality and technology leaders discussed Quality 4.0 building blocks, applications, progress, and outcomes. Special thanks to Whirlpool, Whirlpool’s quality leaders, and to our speakers from Coca-Cola and Newell Brands for their part in making this a successful event.Read More
In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor’s new CEO; Ford working on Digital Transfomration; Seeq’s busy month; hurricane effects on drug makers’ operations; and food manufacturing focus on quality.Read More
Do you ever feel bombarded by quality-related slogans, branding, and logos? It seems like every business, from global enterprises to regional companies, to the local baker, is really, deeply passionate about quality, and has been forever (“Quality in every bite… since 1872”). What's more, they want to make sure you know just how much they care about quality. Of course, that public-facing fanatical dedication to quality very often crumbles after a talk with the company’s underfunded and overworked quality team.Read More
Every manufacturing organization is vastly different and every corporation has unique strategic goals. As companies forge a path with Digital Transformation, they must make some critical decisions along the way. LNS Research highlights how to jumpstart Digital Transformation with manufacturing operations management (MOM) and answers some of the tough questions that make the journey easier.Read More
Quality can be a tough job. Fighting fires, preparing for being audited, performing audits, scrutinizing risks and finding root causes, monitoring suppliers, adapting to new customer requirements and updated standards, and so on. Then acquire a dozen companies (or be acquired), and replicate all of this work at business units, sites, and suppliers around the globe.Read More
In our recently published eBook on Digital Transformation with MES, LNS Research introduced the concept of MOM 4.0. This will come as no surprise to regular readers of LNS Research as we already have APM 4.0, Quality 4.0, and EHS 4.0. In this blog, and in subsequent posts and research papers, we will look at what MOM 4.0 is, the journey to achieve it, and the benefits of doing so.
Industry 4.0 denotes the fourth industrial revolution, one that has been developing over the last few years as many new technologies are maturing bringing with them the opportunity to improve the world of manufacturing across the enterprise and the life cycle of its products. Much of this technology is brought together in Industry 4.0 and other large initiatives such as Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation via Internet of Things Platforms that will be the key to the interoperability that will deliver value.
However, LNS Research feels that the success of journey to Digital Transformation will be down to the people more than technology or process.
What is MOM 4.0?