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Honeywell Process Solutions: Driving Towards Digital and Smart Operations

Posted by Mehul Shah on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

The LNS Research team attends many solution provider events around the world each year, and one topic we’ve heard over and over again is the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). This theme remained consistent at the Honeywell User Group (HUG) Conference in San Antonio with a key message being on Digital Transformation and Smart Operations.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things, Mobility

4 Key Insights on Revolutionizing Quality from Jabil's VP

Posted by Mehul Shah on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 11:44 AM

To be a world class quality organization there are many things that an organization needs to do right. Companies need to have the right set of streamlined process supported with the systems and technology. However, the most critical attribute for a world class organization is always its people and the culture of the organization.

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Tags: Case Study

Insights into ABB’s Software Portfolio from Automation and Power World 2015

Posted by Mehul Shah on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

This article will highlight LNS Research’s take on ABB’s solutions after attending its biennial North American user conference in Houston on March 2 and 3, 2015. This article is targeted towards anyone who is currently leveraging or planning to invest in ABB’s solutions.

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Tags: Internet of Things, MES

Key Internet of Things Insights from the MIT Forum

Posted by Mehul Shah on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

I had the pleasure of attending the half-day MIT Enterprise forum on Connected Things at the MIT Media lab in Cambridge on February 27, 2015. The event brought together corporations, entrepreneurs, academics, and research organizations to have an in-depth discussion on the benefits and challenges of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

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Tags: Internet of Things

5 Key Considerations for Your MES Software Selection Project

Posted by Mehul Shah on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

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.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management Manufacturing

Learn About Product Risk and Lean Transformation from Global Leaders

Posted by Mehul Shah on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Executives in today’s global organizations are feeling more pressure to perform than ever before. It’s not necessarily the case that the stakes are greater, there just happens to be a significantly more complex and broader set of challenges standing in their way. Overcoming these challenges requires agility and the ability to adapt, bold thinking, and—you guessed it—continuous learning.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Quality Management

Why More Organizations are Planning to Adopt EQMS

Posted by Mehul Shah on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

Over the past several years, our analyst team has been enjoying front-row seats to the quality management arena. We’ve collected data from more than 1,000 different quality management leaders, and have personally spoken to a good portion of them. The analysis is showing many different trends, but one that’s standing out above all is the rising awareness and adoption of Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS).

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management

5 Tips for Applying Sentiment Analysis to Closed-Loop Quality

Posted by Mehul Shah on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 08:53 AM

We’ve been talking about the concept of Closed-Loop Quality Management a lot as of late, and with good reason. Today, producing the highest quality products is no longer the only thing organizations can do to differentiate and achieve greater competitiveness.

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Tags: Quality Culture, Closed Loop Quality Management, Product Recall

5 Answers to Questions from Last Week's Closed-Loop Quality Webinar

Posted by Mehul Shah on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

On June 17, 2014, LNS Research and Quality Digest hosted a webcast entitled, "Turning Today's Quality Challenges Into a Source of Competitive Advantage with Closed-Loop Quality Management." Toward the end of the event, we received many questions, several of which we weren't able to address due to time constraints. In this post, I'll speak to the top 5 questions we were asked.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Metrics, Closed Loop Quality Management

PowerPlex 2014: Are Cloud-Based Manufacturing Solutions a Reality?

Posted by Mehul Shah on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

In comparison to other areas like sales, marketing, and service, in the past manufacturing executives have not been particularly savvy when it comes to implementing emerging software on the plant floor. But over the years we've been watching companies like Plex Systems’ change that, moving forward the capabilities and adoption of cloud-based manufacturing solutions. The hundreds of manufacturers at the PowerPlex user conference last week were a testament to that forward progress.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Cloud-Computing, ERP