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5 EHS Management Trends and Impacts to Watch in 2017

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

There’s a good argument to be made that the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) business function has been relatively slow to change over the years. In some respects, it might be considered a laggard; for example in the adoption of enabling technology. Developments in recent years are changing that and bringing EHS management more to the forefront, mostly driven by the need for more rigorous management of operational and supply chain risks to ensure safe, sustainable, operations and products.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Big Data, EHS, IIoT

De-Regulation Under Trump Will Not Create a Windfall for Manufacturers [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.


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Tags: Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Asset Performance Management, EHS

3 Simple Strategies to Achieve EHS Business Process Excellence

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Efficient and effective business processes are a pre-requisite to Operational Excellence (OpEx), but are only part of the story. We at LNS Research have written extensively about the need for a holistic approach to OpEx that encompasses alignment of the right combination of People, Process, and Technology capabilities. This is a well-accepted paradigm and reminds us to keep the big picture in mind in continuous improvement efforts.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Environment Health and Safety, EHS, Digital Transformation

Is Organizational Culture Holding Back Your EHS Performance?

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Improving Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) performance should be simple, right? Set some goals, define business processes to meet them, and implement enabling systems. As we know, it’s a bit more complicated than that. The missing link is often the people dimension. In this post, we’ll look at the how the top barriers to EHS performance improvement relate to people and organizational issues, and approaches you can take to overcome them by changing organizational culture.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EHS

5 Top Questions from Yesterday's Operationalizing EHS Management Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 12:21 PM

On Wednesday, October 26, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Operationalize EHS Management: Bridge the Gap from Strategy to Execution.” This presentation discussed what’s at stake with EHS performance, which EHS opportunities have the greatest impact, and ways to engage business leaders for long-term EHS excellence.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, EHS, IIoT, Digital Transformation

[Infographic] Operationalize Your EHS Management System in 6 Steps

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

EHS and operations business leaders face tough new challenges in ensuring processes are safe, reliable, and sustainable. Compliance obligations are becoming more complicated. Increasingly complex business networks and dynamic operating environments expose organizations to new risks. Stakeholder expectations for transparency and accuracy in disclosing risks and performance are more intense than ever. The need to have strong EHS management systems has never been greater.

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Tags: Risk Management, Big Data, Mobility, EHS, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

What EHS Managers Need to Know About Digital Transformation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 10:31 AM

As an Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) manager or professional, you’re well-aware of the critical role EHS plays in Operational Excellence. There is no doubt that your company has one (or more) continuous improvement initiatives aimed towards operational efficiency and effectiveness; perhaps it’s based on a Lean approach or Six Sigma. A strong EHS component is necessary for such initiatives to produce desired results. After all, an unsafe plant that doesn’t meet compliance obligations or manage operational risks is not a smooth-running, profitable plant.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Big Data, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

The 3 Essential Capabilities Needed for Operational Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

Operational Risk Management (ORM) centers on Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) risks that can cause accidents or incidents anywhere work takes place, whether it's a manufacturing plant, an off-shore drilling platform, a mine, a marine terminal, and so forth. This post will discuss why and how operational risks need to be managed effectively, the three essential ORM process capabilities, and considerations for implementation.

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Tags: Operational Risk Management, EHS, IIoT

Harness Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Improve EHS Performance

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 11:22 AM

Driving continuous Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) performance improvement depends on operationalizing EHS management: aligning people, process, and technology capabilities for consistent execution of the management system in daily operations. A key aspect of achieving this is effective performance management.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Big Data, Predictive Maintenance, EHS

The EHS Software Arms Race Continutes with Intelex and Enviance Acquisitions [Monday Musings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The rapid pace of M&A activity and consolidation in the EHS software space is not letting up. So far this year, we have written about UL's purchase of cr360, Enablon’s acquisition by Wolters Kluwer, the private equity investment in Medgate, and the acquisition of IHS’ Operational Excellence and risk management business by Genstar Capital, among others.

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Tags: SaaS, EHS