Infor on APM and its EAM Energy Performance Management

Posted by Justine Holt on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

APM-Fig-6.jpgContinuing with our Asset Performance Management (APM) Solution Selection Guide, we’d like to take a closer look at Infor, a large enterprise software provider. Infor, headquartered in New York, is best known in the market for its Infor Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) and Infor EAM Energy Performance Management products.

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, EAM

Asset Reliability Starts With Ideation: Applying Product Design to Plant Design

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Many of LNS Research’s manufacturing clients have product lifecycle management (PLM) processes in place that include design-for-quality or design-for-reliability built into their basic structure that includes quality and reliability criteria, and design principles into the product requirements. These PLM processes start at the ideation or product conceptualization phase.

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Tags: PLM, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT

UL and EHS Software Provider cr360 Combine Forces in Acquisition

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

The M&A activity in the EHS software space continues unabated. With major announcements by Intelex and IHS still fresh in mind, global safety sciences leader UL announced on February 2nd that it has acquired cr360, a well-established Cambridge, UK based EHS and sustainability software provider. This move exemplifies the ongoing consolidation among EHS software vendors, and could signal the emergence of a new breed of EHS solution providers.

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Tags: EHS

Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016: The SCM Cloud Has Arrived

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Oracle held its fourth annual Modern Supply Chain Experience (formerly Value Chain Summit) January 25-27, 2016 in San Jose, CA. The MSCE represents Oracle’s flagship event for Manufacturing Operations, Enterprise Quality Management, Product Lifecycle Management, and Asset Performance Management (APM) users and LNS Research was happy to attend for the second time, joining more than 2,000 attendees to see Oracle’s new vision for the SCM Cloud.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, cloud

APM and Efficiency Improvements, Diving into IFS' Application v9.0

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 @ 12:29 PM

Today, particularly in asset intensive industries, research consistently shows that improving manufacturing efficiency is a top operational objective, besting customer, and risk/compliance goals by a decent margin.

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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance

VERSE moves under EtQ Umbrella & GM adopts IIoT Technology[Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Feb 07, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

GM Harnesses the IIoT

GM’s Lake Orion manufacturing plant is known for its advanced robotics and production capabilities. While the plant works hard with its 800 robots running on the floor, there is always the concern that downtime from even one robot can stop production. That’s when FANUC, a Japanese robotics manufacturer, Cisco and Rockwell Automation stepped in.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Compliance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud

Oracle’s 10th Annual EAM Summit Marks Progress and Reveals Future

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Feb 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In conjunction with Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience event held in San Jose, CA during the last week of January there was a program devoted to Oracle EBS EAM users. This program was billed as the 10th Annual EAM Summit, and had activities and content devoted to maintenance professionals using Oracle’s EAM module.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, EAM, cloud

7 Questions from Yesterday's Webinar on Customer Quality Management

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 11:43 AM

On February 3 LNS Research hosted a webinar entitled "Customer Quality Requirements: How to Realize Internal Value While Minimizing the Cost of Compliance." The presentation focused on a challenging trend we've seen bubble to the top time and time again in data and conversations...

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Tags: Quality Management

Rhythm & Foundation: 5 Ways EHS Management Drives Success

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

As I start my new career adventure as the lead EHS Analyst at LNS Research, I’m charged with developing new frameworks for thinking about and analyzing environmental, health, and safety and sustainability issues and solutions. The vocabulary we use to describe problems and develop solutions is important, so naturally my mind wanders often onto how we talk about the EHS business function.

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, Quality Management, EHS

Integrating Quality Management and Manufacturing Operations

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Manufacturing and quality management are inextricably connected in process and theory, but often poorly or informally connected in data systems. Manufacturing Operations have deployed Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) systems to manage manufacturing maintenance, operations and functional quality.

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Tags: EQMS, MOM, Manufacturing, Quality Management