Let’s Be Clear Which Digital Twin We Are Talking About

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Twins are all the rage. They seem to be more popular than Pokemon Go was in July of last year. Nearly every article, blog post, or story about Digital Transformation or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mentions Digital Twins. The term Digital Twin has been around since 2003 when Dr. Michael Grieves introduced the concept. Since its introduction, the term Digital Twin has evolved considerably from its rather engineering design-centric roots. 

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

SCM2017, née SAPinsider: Emerging Platform of Platforms [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

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

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Tags: ERP, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

4 Top Questions from Yesterday's Quality Webcast: IATF 16949:2016 Playbook

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

On Thursday, March 23, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Automotive Quality Leaders: What’s Missing from Your IATF 16949:2016 Playbook?” The presentation explained why IATF 16949:2016 is an opportunity to transform quality into a source of Operational Excellence, and get the company’s most senior leadership focused on quality management and performance.

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Tags: Quality Management

Industry 4.0 is About More Than Data: 3D Printing in Manufacturing

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

In our blog, we have often written about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). When you look at that output and discussion from thousands of experts and analysts around the world, by far the majority is about data and how Digital Transformation will change the way manufacturing companies are run.

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Tags: MOM, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

IIoT Threatens EHS Professionals: Will You Be a File Clerk?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

During a recent conversation with LNS Research Analyst, Pete Bussey, it dawned on me that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) threatens EHS leaders in the same way that maintenance professionals risk becoming 21st-century blacksmiths.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EHS, Digital Transformation

The Seven Lives of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Everyone involved in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry realizes that the sector has always been dogged by a plethora of challenges to its growth.

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Tags: MOM, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Five Questions from Yesterday's EHS Business Case Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

On Tuesday, March 14, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Build a Strategic Business Case for Your EHS Technology Initiative.” The presentation showed how to articulate the business value of EHS management, and how to build and position a strategic business case for the EHS technology investment.

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Tags: EHS, Digital Transformation

[Infographic] Automotive CEO: What's Your IATF 16949:2016 Survival Plan?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Mar 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Automotive CEOs: There’s an untapped source of operating income and competitive advantage right in your own company. When senior execs take an active role in Quality Management, your organization can transform new industry standards into a source of Operational Excellence. Use this infographic to understand what you must do to capture the value for your business.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Quality Management

From EHS Laggard to Leader: Moving Up the Capability Maturity Curve

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

You’ve probably heard of W. Edwards Deming. Most people working in manufacturing, quality, or Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) management are familiar with him. He was a well-known management consultant and author noted for his advanced work in quality management and productivity.

In his 1986 book “Out of the Crisis,” Deming laid out the management principals needed to transform industry. One of these principals reminds me why common approaches to EHS and safety management are often inadequate. Let’s look at how this principle applies to EHS and Safety management today, and how a practical framework can help guide improvement efforts, even in an environment that tends to use on “slogans and exhortation” to get results.

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Tags: EHS

EHS Software Arms Race Escalates [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

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

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Environment Health and Safety, EQMS, EHS, #MondayMusings