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LNS Research provides research and advisory services to guide companies through Industrial Transformation. Our research focuses on how digital technology drives transformation across the value chain and offers insights into the people, processes, and technologies required for achieving Operational Excellence. Our team of research analysts work with industrial companies to help them eliminate worries around alignment, time, cost and risk in Industrial Transformation. We apply proven methodologies to drive IT-OT convergence and disciplinary business leaders to achieve goals and time-to-value, quickly and confidently.
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Rockwell Automation: Its FactoryTalk APM Software Portfolio

Posted by | Research Team | on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) is a critical core competency for any manufacturer or asset intensive company. LNS Research has designated APM, along with Quality, Manufacturing Operations, Energy Management, and Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS)/Sustainability as a pillar of Operational Excellence. Failure to achieve excellence in any one of these pillars puts Enterprise Performance at risk and failure in in two or more pretty much dooms any chance of achieving Operational Excellence, regardless of how the enterprise defines it.

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Tags: Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Asset Performance Management (APM)

VelocityEHS and Enhsa Partner Up & Emerson Sells Shares for $5.2 Billion

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Aug 07, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Velocity and Enhesa announces a strategic partnership; Emerson sells Network Power Leroy-Somer business for $5.2 billion; Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity; and Biogen may have a possible buyout on the horizon.

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Tags: Sustainability, Cloud, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Oracle Makes a $9.3B Acquisition & Tesla Lays Out the Gigafactory [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Oracle acquires NetSuite; LG Innotek wins a Suppier of the Year award; Tesla introduces the future of its Gigafactory; and How Quality is viewed by the FDA when it comes to pharmaceuticals.

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Tags: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Cloud, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Joy Global Gets Acquired for $3.7B & Boeing Moves Analytics to Microsoft Azure [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industry Day hosted by ExxonMobil and Open Group; Joy Global gets acquired by Komatsu; Boeing moves its analytics to Microsoft Azure to further enable the IoT; and a public-private partnership is formed to help the workforce in digital manufacturing.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Asset Performance Management (APM), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

IIoT Partnerships, EHS Acquisitions, and a Lesson from Pokémon Go [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

GE and Microsoft Team Up in the Name of IIoT

Earlier this week General Electric and Microsoft Corporation developed a partnership to unite each of the companies’ Cloud technologies. The two organizations hope to increase Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strength with the companionship of GE’s Predix Platform and Microsoft Azure.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, #Roundup, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Epicor to be Acquired by KKR & Honeywell Invests $1.5B into Intelligrated [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor is to be acquired by KKR; Honeywell acquires Intelligrated for $1.5 billion; a trio-partnership forms for an integrated automation platform; and J.D. Power's recent release of its quality survey results.

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Tags: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Cloud, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

Cisco Makes Cloud Acquisition & Intelex Adds EHS Value [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jul 03, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Intelex acquires Ecocion; Cisco is to acquire CloudLock; Volkswagen settles on emissions scandal; and ABB announces a new location in Silicon Valley. Read More

Tags: Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Risk Management, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Enviance Acquires Cloud-Based EHS Provider & Drones Fly Free [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Enviance Acquires Actio Corporation; commerical users can now fly drones for profit purposes without a pilot's license; and Intel continues with its IoT vision.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Cloud, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Honeywell Launches IIoT Platform & the Big Buzz on Microsoft & LinkedIn [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE releases its new Brilliant Manufacturing Module; Honeywell Process Solutions announces it new IIoT analytics suite; Microsoft and set to acquire LinkedIn; and Biogen's Cambridge, MA locations announces its closing at the end of 2016.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Predictive Maintenance (PM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

AspenTech Makes an Asset Reliability Acquisition & adidas’ SPEEDFACTORY [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as AspenTech acquires Fidelis Group, LLC; adidas goes completely robotic in its first factory in Germany after 20+ years; LNS Research Analyst, Dan Jacob presents on the upcoming webinar, Quality Management in the Board Room: Building the Executive Business Case for EQMS with Quality Digest's Mike Richman and Dirk Dusharme; and HPE further commits to Iot/IIoT. 

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)