Virtual, Augmented, & Real Reality: Digital Technology Driving IT-OT Convergence

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 10:12 AM

For virtually every category of technology supplier serving the industrial market today, from automation companies to infrastructure providers to enterprise software providers, the topic of IT-OT (Information Technology - Operational Technology) convergence or IT vs OT is a dominant theme of their solutions marketing.

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Tags: Risk Management, Big Data, Information Technology, Digital Transformation

Rockwell Automation TechED 2016: Setting the Stage for Transformation

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

On June 13-17th in Orlando, Florida over 2,100 attendees joined Rockwell Automation for #ROKTechED 2016. I have been attending the event since 2008 and it continues to grow each year. Outside of Automation Fair, #ROKTechED now represents the largest user event hosted by the company. To the uninitiated, this year’s event may have seemed like more of the same and a continuation of the Connected Enterprise theme. To those paying attention to the nuance of language and posturing used, I saw a company starting to prepare for transformation.

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Tags: PLM, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Closing the Data Scientist Divide and SplunkLive! in Boston [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 27, 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: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Enviance Acquires Cloud-Based EHS Provider & Drones Fly Free [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Enviance Acquires Actio Corporation; commerical users can now fly drones for profit purposes without a pilot's license; and Intel continues with its IoT vision.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things, EHS, IIoT, Digital Transformation

4 Key Takeaways to Reduce Supplier Defects

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) has been important in certain industries for decades, and increasingly important across most industries. However, SQM automation rates remain stubbornly low, with just 23% of respondents in LNS Research’s Quality Management survey stating that they’ve automated SQM with software (for more information, read this). Likewise, SQM best practices are implemented by just 24% of respondents.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Closed Loop Quality Management

People, Process, and Technology: A BAE-Change Management Journey

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Gain a better understanding of how to pursue Change Management with traditional project management techniques to plan, execute, and measure milestones along the way to fully go-live of the new system in a world-wide organization; while identifying crucial factors that led to an improved MES implementation and the impacts on the company's five geographic locations with over 1,600 people in this upcoming Global Executive Council meeting.

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, Digital Transformation

ERP Finally Fulfilling its Destiny Thanks to Cloud and Big Data

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

When the concept of enterprise resource planning (ERP) was introduced in the 1990’s, it was the beginning of a shift in the enterprise applications landscape from point solutions to an integrated suite model of functionality delivery. Now, the ERP market is changing once again with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud, and Big Data. 

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Tags: ERP, Big Data, Enterprise Architecture, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Analyzing the Digital Transformation Strategy of SAP & Pharma MES Market with Siemens [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 20, 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, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Honeywell Launches IIoT Platform & the Big Buzz on Microsoft & LinkedIn [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE releases its new Brilliant Manufacturing Module; Honeywell Process Solutions announces it new IIoT analytics suite; Microsoft and set to acquire LinkedIn; and Biogen's Cambridge, MA locations announces its closing at the end of 2016.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT

6 Questions from Yesterday's EQMS Business Case Webinar

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

On Thursday, June 16, LNS Research hosted a webinar, "Quality Management in the Boardroom: Building the Executive Business Case for EQMS." The presentation focused on giving quality leaders a roadmap to a common issue we find in our conversations with many organizations: they often lack the framework for elevating quality management to the executive level concern it really needs to reach to transform from a cost center to a value center, and transform quality management maturity.

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Tags: Cost of Quality, Quality Management System, Quality Culture