In recent research on Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations, we have looked at ways of moving from monolithic MES solutions to agiler, distributed systems based on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms.Read More
The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry has been greatly influenced over the last few years. Two major ways these changes have come to be are through:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Opportunity from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
The MOM M&A activity has changed the competitive landscape.Read More
To get a true sense of the impact of Hannover Messe 2017, let’s revisit the 2016 event. Last year, there was plenty of publicity and hype for Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, a peek behind the scenes revealed little substance and certainly no sellable products. Nevertheless, we certainly gathered a few interesting memories from the event.Read More
The world of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is not known for fast changes or exciting new opportunities. Steady progress and gradually better integration with corporate IT systems have been the norms for three decades. All this has been driven by shop floor technologists and engineers with a variable amount of help from IT departments. Everything is changing, and now is the
time for business leaders to spearhead that change.
In our blog, we have often written about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). When you look at that output and discussion from thousands of experts and analysts around the world, by far the majority is about data and how Digital Transformation will change the way manufacturing companies are run.Read More
Everyone involved in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry realizes that the sector has always been dogged by a plethora of challenges to its growth.Read More
January 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?” The broadcast featured Bloom Energy’s CTO, Venkat Venkataraman who presented their findings and experiences with Cloud MES. Industrial companies and manufacturers tuned in to get an accurate understanding about the realities of today’s options. Mr. Venkataraman explained how Bloom selected the right MES solution for their new plant, then rolled it out to all the other facilities in its network.
Learn how manufacturing is becoming the center of the enterprise with this rapid-fire infographic. Understand what Smart Manufacturing means, the new role of manufacturing operations in the enterprise, why companies should start the journey now, and how to drive it an IIoT world.Read More
On Wednesday, November 2, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Smart Manufacturing: How Manufacturing is Becoming the Center of the Enterprise.” This presentation helped companies understand what they need to drive Smart Manufacturing in an IIoT world and the new role of manufacturing operations in the enterprise. It also discussed what Smart Manufacturing means and why companies should start the journey now, actions executives should take to address the convergence of IT and OT, and key criteria for selecting a MOM partner to support next-generation business solutions.Read More
In our recent eBook on Smart Manufacturing, we focused a lot on data and the requirements for information to enable Digital Transformation. We realize that there are many (around 80%) of manufacturers who have no data historians or manufacturing execution systems (MES) and many with little automation at all, especially in discrete manufacturing industries. Here at LNS Research, we are always excited to learn about new technologies and the opportunities that they offer. However, the reality is rather different in most of our manufacturing clients who are interested in improving their operations.Read More