5 Real Surprises from the 2016 Metrics that Matter Research Study

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

For those who are unaware, every two years here at LNS Research we engage with MESA International to conduct the “Metrics that Matter” research study – focused on identifying the most important and cutting edge trends in manufacturing; particularly on the key performance indicators (KPIs) that companies are using as well as the improvements displayed therein.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Metrics, MOM, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT

Understanding Risk vs. Criticality Can Make All the Difference in Rail

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

Healthy assets are the foundation of a healthy business. And how can organization make sure their assets are healthy? There are two ways an organization can maintain healthy assets.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Asset Performance Management, Maintenance, IIoT

The Changing Importance of Technology in Supplier Quality Management

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is a top of mind concern for Quality leaders. In recent years it has grown in importance, and today quality leaders have disruptive new technologies at their disposal to achieve market leadership.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

Cloudera: IIoT Platforms for Platforms & TrendMiner Implementing Industrial Big Data Analytics

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:25 AM

cloud-asset-management-manufacturing-2.jpgThe #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: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

FANUC, Cisco, & Rockwell Collaborate on IIoT & HP Upholds Sustainability [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Avoiding 'Hoverboard' Mishaps with Operational Architecture and Standards

If the recent holiday craze over hoverboards has proved anything, it’s that not all "great ideas" are actually great ideas...

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, Quality Management, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, reliability

Rockwell Automation Names Blake Moret CEO: Analyzing the Future of Industrial Automation CEOs

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

SCO-6.pngRockwell Automation is a company in transition, in an industry in transition.

Keith Nosbusch did an admirable job leading Rockwell Automation through a period of tremendous growth over the past 12 years: expanding globally, pushing into new industries, integrating acquisitions, building new business lines, and laying the foundation for The Connected Enterprise.

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Tags: Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

IQMS Pinnacle User Conference: Setting the Stage for Next-Gen Manufacturing ERP

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

On April 5-7 IQMS welcomed over 500 customers to Las Vegas NV for the Pinnacle User Conference. The event represented a major milestone for the company. It was the farewell of outgoing CEO/founder Randall Flamm and first user conference for the new management team, including: Gary Nemmers CEO, Dan Redundz CTO, and Steve Bieszczat CMO.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, MES

Everyone Wants Part of the Predictive Analytics Market, But Who Will Win?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Big_Data_New-2.pngIn every aspect of manufacturing business today there seems to be a lot of hype about Big Data Analytics and Predictive Analytics. In the last month I have listened to over a dozen different vendor briefings, or webinars related to either Big Data, or using data to glean more information about some business function. In some cases, it is about using Predictive Analytics to improve asset performance and increase reliability. In others, it is about driving optimal process performance, understanding the consumer/customer better, or optimizing supply chain performance.

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT

Intelex Announces NEW Data Service & Trains, IoT, and GE

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

All Aboard Digital Transformation

The locomotive, being one of America’s first and foremost modes of rapid transportation, is getting an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Digital Transformation make-over. 

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Pilgrim Fusion: Customer Intimacy and SmartStart

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

LNS Research attended Pilgrim Quality Solutions’ biennial Fusion user event in early April. The Fusion event is hosted every other year in Clearwater Beach, FL, and it provides a great chance to catch up with Pilgrim and its customer community.

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Tags: Risk Management, EQMS, Quality Management