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While not a new thing, risk management is increasingly embedded into aspects of environment, health and safety (EHS) performance, as well as all other aspects of corporate performance, including manufacturing operations, asset performance, quality management, and supply chain management among others.
Managing risk in a quality management system (QMS) is considered a clear maturity indicator and a way to determine that an organization is evolving or has evolved from a reactive and less controlled state towards an agile, market-leading proactive and anticipatory approach to quality management.
LNS Research had the pleasure of attending the Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, FL, earlier this month—where the theme was all about how the game is changing in businesses today and how the company is rising to the new challenges with game-changing solutions.
We have frequently posted on why executive support is important in implementing any significant process improvement (BPI) initiative such as asset performance management, sustainability, or quality. This raises the question about how leaders can actually effect change in their organizations when pursuing BPI projects. One of the best ways to look at when and how leaders can exert their influence is in the context of a capability maturity model (CMM).
It's hard to believe, but 2015 is little over two months away, which means it's time for the tech and research communities to dust off their crystal balls. Along with our summary of noteworthy occurrences in the world of manufacturing, in this week's roundup we take a peek at what some of the strategic trends likely to dominate conversation will be going into next year...
According to Cisco, there will be 13.5 billion connected devices in manufacturing by 2022. And JP Morgan’s Global Equity Research team has already pegged manufacturing with having the greatest Internet of Things (IoT) market potential. Although it’s difficult to accurately gauge the impact these technologies will have, it’s clear that experts are projecting it to be massive.
Numerous previous posts have talked about the relevance of the Cloud to all aspects of manufacturing, including Asset Performance Management (APM). There is no denying that Cloud technology is radically transforming the way enterprises collect and analyze the vast volumes of data available for all of their processes.
As any manufacturing organization evaluating potential operational improvement initiatives can tell you, there are many factors that come into play, and depending on the size and breadth of your organization's production, finding the best route to pursue can be daunting to say the least.
This year’s CEBOS user conference was a big deal, and not because I had the opportunity to keynote day two. Held at the Greektown Casino in Detroit, MI, September 24–26, the conference was the first opportunity to broadly address the user base regarding the acquisition by QAD and the launch of the new web-based product MQ1 Elements.
The evolution of technological capabilities and process improvements are common and popular subject matter, both at LNS Research and other websites that focus on consumer and enterprise issues alike. What grabs less headlines, however, is how the metrics and measurements around these processes may need to evolve to support advances in products and processes. It's a question explored in this week's round-up...
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