Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Smart Connected Assets

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

Recent LNS Research cross-industry survey data tells us that almost 50% of respondents have no plans regarding implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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Tags: Industrial Automation

A Massive Scale: Software Integrations and Auto Recalls [Roundup]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

This week's roundup centers on events of a large scale, both good and bad. And both, coincidentally, are related to the automotive industry.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup

SAP Continues its Quest to Run Simple at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015

Posted by Greg D'Andrea on Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 09:55 AM

Simple. Not a word historically associated with your typical installation or use of SAP technologies.

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Tags: Internet of Things

Mining Operations Management: The Other MOM

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) has been a key practice area at LNS Research for over three years, but as we've added coverage of Asset Performance Management (APM) to our portfolio mining companies are increasingly becoming part of our research community. Within the mining sector operations management is very different than it is in typical discrete and batch manufacturing operations.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management

8 Questions from Yesterday's Smart Connected Operations Webinar

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

On May 19, along with other members of the LNS Research team, I hosted a webinar entitled "Smart Connected Operations: Capturing the Business Value of the Industrial IoT." We were excited at the level of interest and engagement in the event, bolstering our view that the Internet of Things is for real, and that the time to become educated about current and future possibilities is now.

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Tags: Internet of Things

How to Advance Past Traditional Manufacturing System Architecture [Infographic]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

maintenance-management-maturity-1.jpgIn manufacturing, there are a number of views on the emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), but many of them ultimately divide into two camps. There are those who are of the opinion the IIoT is nothing new--that machine-to-machine (m2m) communications and automation have been done successfully for years--and there are those that see IIoT as comprising capabilities that advance past this realm and a into new paradigm of manufacturing.

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Tags: Internet of Things

What Is Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing?

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

Over the past several months I have had the pleasure of attending many of the largest conferences covering the discrete and process manufacturing industries as well as working with many thought leading Big Data vendors. Without fail, two of the top issues discussed have been the rise in importance of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the resulting implications for Big Data analytics in manufacturing.

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Tags: Big Data

Big Data Healthcare, CSR, and Google's Next Driverless Car

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, May 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Big Data Analytics Advancing the 'Precision Medicine' Field

Personalized or 'precision' medicine is not a new concept to healthcare experts, but until recently costs and logistics have made it out of reach for most consumers. However, the growth of big data analytics technologies, embraced by industry professionals is allowing personalized diagnoses through the use of genomics, predictive algorithms, and clinical analytics. There are already some interesting and broad scale applications of this interesection of technology, math, and health science:

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Tags: Big Data

Mobile First Quality: Nothing Interesting Happens at Your Desk

Posted by Rob Harrison on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

Mobility in Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) isn't new. Far from it. There are some processes that lend themselves in particular to data capture on the go. The most obvious is an audit or inspection of some kind. This could range from a full-blown compliance audit to a random process or product inspection. Auditing lends itself particularly to mobile because often auditors are literally on the move physically.

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Tags: EQMS

IFS World Conference Highlights Continued Evolution

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, May 11, 2015 @ 12:54 PM

The 2015 IFS World Conference held in Boston last week served as a showcase for IFS to roll out Version 9.0 of IFS Applications and also served as a global users group get together. Unlike many of its competitors, IFS holds global conferences on an semi-regular basis, primarily when it has a major release or substantial new functionality it wants to unveil periodically, instead of annually. It also holds them at varied locations around the globe so they tend to attract a more geographically diverse attendance than many other user group meetings that are typically regionally oriented. The 2015 event appeared to be a large success with over 1,000 attendees from around the globe. The IFS Applications 9.0 unveiling, which was the focal point of the event, was well received and highlights IFS' continued evolution as an enterprise applications provider.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management