Cloud or On-Premise? The Big-Company Benchmarking Conundrum

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

Benchmarking is always a hot topic among our Global Executive Council members as well as survey respondents.

The Cloud deployment model is greatly increasing chances for new benchmarking and analytics capabilities; it's just a question of whether organizations choose to buy in...

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Tags: Performance Management

With EQMS Implementation on the Rise, Proper Selection Is Key

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

Regardless of where you look across manufacturing industries, you’re likely to see that the knob on operational speed has been steadily turned up over the past decade. Quality organizations with one foot stuck in the operational past are certainly feeling the pressure to upgrade to integrated quality systems. But the path to successful implementation is frought with challenges from step one.

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Tags: EQMS, Internet of Things

2 Ways Quality Leaders Should Leverage EQMS for Audit Driven Organizational Learning

Posted by Rob Harrison on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

In a recent interview with Clint Belinsky, VP Global Quality at Jabil, LNS discussed revolutionizing quality management and some keys to achieving excellence. A key point? Streamlined processes, systems, and technology are important but without the right people and quality-driven culture, tangible ongoing improvement is difficult to sustain.

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Tags: EQMS

3D and IoE: Not Your Father's Dassault Systèmes

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

In mid-June Dassault Systèmes held its annual analyst's briefing event in its usual generous and expansive style at the headquarters just west of Paris.

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Tags: MOM, Internet of Things

Cisco Live and Rockwell Automation TechED Showcase IIoT and Partnership Strength (Part 2)

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

In our previous post we highlighted the co-located Rockwell Automation TechED event in San Diego; in this post we'll discuss the Cisco Live event as well as the Rockwell Automation and Cisco alliance.

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Tags: Internet of Things

Rockwell Automation TechED and Cisco Live Showcase IIoT and Alliance Strength (Part 1)

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Over the past two weeks in San Diego the name of the game has been convergence, both with two major co-located conferences as well as overall IT-OT trends. What does this mean for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)?

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Tags: Internet of Things

Smart Oil Fields and Recalls: (Mis)using Your Noodle [Roundup]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

What kind of logistical effort does it take to track down and destroy 400 million packets of instant noodles?

As you might imagine--a very large one. More in this week's round-up.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup

IIoT Will Change Our View of CIM; The Purdue Model Is Becoming Dated

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is more than just the hype du jour. IoT and IIoT are in the process of radically changing the way manufacturing operates. For more than 20 years the Purdue model of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) has been the basis of how manufacturing systems have been architected.

This paradigm is now in jeopardy.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management

4 Insights into MES Selection and the Next GEC Meeting

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

On this blog and through other other research, we've worked a lot to educate the marketplace around Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)/Manufacturing Execution System (MES) frameworks and solutions. In essence they're made up of applications that glue together the plant and business. There are standard definitions of what these applications are from--for example--the ISA-95 model and every case is different in terms of what applications are needed to meet business requirements. In this post, rather than diving deeper into the MOM/MES framework, I want to talk a little bit about the choices you need to make in functionality of an MES system in order to ensure success and avoid scope creep.

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Tags: MOM Software

EQMS Implementations: Need vs. Speed

Posted by Rob Harrison on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

It’s fairly obvious to anyone with their eye on industrial operations that manufacturing has increased in speed tremendously over the past few decades due to several factors like automation, increased collaboration across departments, analytics that allow greater agility and responsiveness, and others. This is true in virtually all industry verticals.

But what about quality?

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Tags: EQMS