5 Top Questions & More from Yesterday's Cloud MES Webcast

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

January 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?” The broadcast featured Bloom Energy’s CTO, Venkat Venkataraman who presented their findings and experiences with Cloud MES. Industrial companies and manufacturers tuned in to get an accurate understanding about the realities of today’s options. Mr. Venkataraman explained how Bloom selected the right MES solution for their new plant, then rolled it out to all the other facilities in its network.


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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, cloud

5 Predictions About Cloud’s Impact on Industrial Operations in 2017

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Cloud is one of the technological advances that has been cited as pivotal to Digital Transformation. Yet, for many manufacturers, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data/Predictive Analytics have dominated the conversation on just how manufacturing will transform.

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Tags: ERP, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

6 Top Questions from Yesterday's Supplier Quality Management Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

On Wednesday, January 11, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Supercharge Supplier Quality Management (SQM) for Competitive Advantage.” The presentation explained what today’s quality leaders must do to realize the full value of quality efforts, particularly in light of rapidly changing market and regulatory conditions.

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Tags: Risk Management, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

De-Regulation Under Trump Will Not Create a Windfall for Manufacturers [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.


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Tags: Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Asset Performance Management, EHS

Health and Safety, Asset Performance, Quality, and Reliability Top This Week’s News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Jan 08, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this monthly in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as business goals hurting workers; AspenTech talking Asset Performance Management (APM); FDA on contract drug manufacturing; product engineering to reduce costs and boost reliability; and workers blind to health and safety rules.

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Tags: Risk Management, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, EHS

5 Times to Change Your Supplier Quality Management Strategy

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as the saying goes. But what if it is broken? LNS survey data shows 79% of 699 surveyed companies claim that Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is not automated with software. 50% believe that SQM is the quality process most critical to their company’s success, but 41% say that it is their least mature quality process. Those numbers grabbed our attention - quality leaders and change-agents need to focus on this process area.

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Tags: Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

3 Simple Strategies to Achieve EHS Business Process Excellence

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Efficient and effective business processes are a pre-requisite to Operational Excellence (OpEx), but are only part of the story. We at LNS Research have written extensively about the need for a holistic approach to OpEx that encompasses alignment of the right combination of People, Process, and Technology capabilities. This is a well-accepted paradigm and reminds us to keep the big picture in mind in continuous improvement efforts.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Environment Health and Safety, EHS, Digital Transformation

Addressing Roadblocks with a 5 Step Journey Towards Smart Connected Assets

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

When pursuing Digital Transformation efforts, it is important to understand the roadblocks one may face when moving forward. There is a direct correlation between education on new technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), an integral component of both Smart Connected Assets and Digital Transformation, and the ability to build a business case and therefore get the funding you require to execute on a project.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

IT vs. OT: Who Does Guerrilla Tech Better?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 11:49 AM

Much of the new technology that is the foundation of Digital Transformation, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud, and Mobility have either their roots or widespread proliferation within the consumer sector which drives volume adoption. It is the consumer market size, which accelerates the evolution of the technology as well as the lowering of the price point. In most cases, the consumer-driven adoption of technology has been spurred on by the technologists within the IT department. For many manufacturers, the value of these new technologies is best realized on the shop floor.

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Information Technology, Mobility, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Siemens Lines Up Its Digital Efforts to Compete in the Right Race [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: MOM, PLM, Big Data, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation