GE held its sixth Minds + Machines event the week of October 23 in San Francisco, home to past events, but in a new venue. During the past several years GE transformed industrial-style locations into conference venues, demonstrating as it did so its ability to use its own technology to rapidly spin up what amounted to a small city. Attendance has grown from 150 at the first event to over 3800 today, with this year almost double from 2016 — making the larger Moscone Convention Center a necessity.Read More
The last two years have seen fairly steady price increases in both ferrous and nonferrous base metals prices. Given the prices of the rarer precious metals and most minor metals, combined with growing optimism around the rest of the precious metals sector, LNS Research sees the mining industry finally looking to invest in Digital Transformation.Read More
Architecture, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the art or science of building” or “the manner in which the components of a computer or computer system are organized and integrated,” among other things. Operational is defined as “of, relating to, or based on operations” and “ready for or in condition to undertake a destined function.” LNS believes businesses are best served when they apply the technique of Operational Architecture, which taken literally from the previous definitions, is the organization of the systems and technology to perform the functions of business.Read More
As a longtime speaker and adult education instructor, one of the first lessons I learned about communicating with business people is that to educate them you must engage them, and the easiest way to do that is by entertaining them. Most of us would challenge the idea that prime-time network TV is educational; dominated by with reality competitions, whodunits, and comedy programs. So, you might be skeptical when I claim that Asset Performance Management (APM) professionals should treat a show like MacGyver as “educational TV.” Whether one harkens back to the original series from the late 1980’s or the rebooted version that started just last year (2016), MacGyver has become something of a legend in the TV world.Read More
Many manufacturers are now beginning to invest in technology more so than they have since before the economic downturn of 2009. Whether it is automation, technology supporting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or other solutions they believe will drive Operational Excellence, an increasing number of respondents to LNS’s APM and IIoT surveys are indicating they plan on increasing spending in the next 12 to 18 months.Read More
Asset performance management (APM), like manufacturing itself, is evolving to leverage the digital technology associated with Cloud, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Mobility, and Big Data and the associated Analytics. This overall industrial shift has been referred to as both Industry (or Industrie) 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. Accordingly, LNS has set forth a vision of how APM must evolve in support of these highly digital, capable manufacturing assets which we call APM 4.0.Read More
On May, 2, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “APM 4.0: Get Ready, Make the Move.” The presentation examined the global state of asset performance, the key capabilities of APM 4.0, how to prepare for and execute a successful APM 4.0 strategy, and recommendations to advance APM 4.0 throughout the organization.Read More
This infographic explains what it takes to redefine Asset Performance Management into APM 4.0 to align with an Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing strategy.