The Road to the Center of the Enterprise: Smart Manufacturing [Infographic]

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Learn how manufacturing is becoming the center of the enterprise with this rapid-fire infographic. Understand what Smart Manufacturing means, the new role of manufacturing operations in the enterprise, why companies should start the journey now, and how to drive it an IIoT world. 

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

4 Interesting Questions Your Colleagues Asked About Driving Quality Initiatives

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

On Tuesday, December 6, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “4 Best Practices to Gain Executive Support for You Quality Initiatives.” The presentation helped quality professionals with how to get support for their quality initiatives, and get the attention of senior management and finance. It also revealed exactly what executives need to know to give support, how to align with corporate trends and objectives to advance your cause, where to look for backing from other functions and groups, and which frameworks and industry statistics support your argument.


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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management

2016 Event Season Wrapping Up with a Bang: Rockwell Automation Fair and GE Minds + Machines [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, cloud

Never Too Late in the Year for New Technologies, New Partnerships, & New Deals [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Dec 04, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as a unified communications solution by the IIC and OPCF collaboration; Schneider Electric’s new interoperability architecture; Aegis’ move to create Asia VAR program; Medgate’s new data gateway; and Honeywell’s coup to snag Turkey pipeline deal.

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, EHS, cloud

Is Organizational Culture Holding Back Your EHS Performance?

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Improving Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) performance should be simple, right? Set some goals, define business processes to meet them, and implement enabling systems. As we know, it’s a bit more complicated than that. The missing link is often the people dimension. In this post, we’ll look at the how the top barriers to EHS performance improvement relate to people and organizational issues, and approaches you can take to overcome them by changing organizational culture.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EHS

Avoid Overspending with the Right APM Solution Provider

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) has become one of the most talked about practice areas in the industrial sector. Every user group meeting in the automation sector that LNS Research analysts have attended recently has spoken of reliability, APM, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as the way to drive Operational Excellence.

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Tags: MOM, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Mobility, IIoT, cloud

China 2025 with Dassault Systèmes, SAP Vision for Extended Supply Chain, & Emerson Focuses on Financials [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

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

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, EAM, cloud, Digital Transformation

Busy Week for Digital Solutions Companies: Acquisitions, Investments, & Product Releases [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Nov 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Koch Industries Invests in Infor; GE Digital Acquires Three Tech Companies; Arena’s Newest Release; and Siemens Buys Mentor Graphics.

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Tags: PLM, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

4 Actions Quality Leaders Should Take to Connect Quality, NPD, & Machine Learning

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Previously, we had discussed quality’s role in New Product Development (NPD) and outlined a few ways in which quality can meaningfully contribute to NPD success. We left a cliff-hanger in that post, which will be addressed here. How does Machine Learning intersect and connect quality and NPD?

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, IIoT, Machine Learning

Users Prioritize APM Functionality and Ease of Integration Ahead of Cost

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Manufacturing companies have the reputation of being very cost-sensitive when it comes to procuring application software. Almost every end user company LNS Research engages with that is conducting a vendor selection exercise has cost as a key element of its process. However, despite manufacturing’s reputation, the reality is companies put cost behind both functionality and ease of integration when it comes to purchasing decisions for Asset Performance Management (APM) application procurement.

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, cloud