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Whatever your operational goals or initiatives, the odds are stacked heavily against you if your team lacks preparation and knowledge. In this week's roundup, we share insights on effectively training and integrating operational contingents to optimize energy management and supply chain security, as well as data on the rise of robotics.
Asset Performance Management (APM), like so many other evolving enterprise applications is beginning to move to the cloud. The advanced analytics and the big data aspects of asset reliability are well-suited to amalgamation in the cloud. The level of confidence in a prediction is often dependent on the quantity of the data used to make the prediction.
Like many things in life, enterprise quality management approaches are not static. Certainly there are timeless elements of quality management strategies that have been applied for decades and will continue to be applied over time. But advances in computer and web-based systems have brought specific quality management tactics to the next level. We are now witnessing an unprecedented level of access and visibility into quality management metrics and performance, in some cases on a real-time basis.
Industrial companies are focused on a wide range of objectives today that are highly dependent on things like industry, company size, maturity, regulatory burden, and others. But, from a financial perspective, one that looms large and is nearly universal is growing revenue.
In this week's roundup we take a deeper look at the concept of end-to-end processes, specifically in a completely digital sense. All the way from ideation, through design, simulation, manufacturing, assembly, and testing, the "digital tapestry" is a futuristic concept where the entire product lifecycle will one day be digital and collaborative. We'll explore that and more below.
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.
Today, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) programs are so prevalent across global manufacturing organizations, at first thought, providing a definition can feel redundant and unnecessary. However, in the midst of emerging best practices, shiny new tools and technologies, and a plethora of metrics to capture and analyze events and actions, it can be easy to forget what EHS actually is as well as how and why it emerged.
As regular readers of the LNS Research blog are aware, we are big proponents of using metrics. Our Metrics That Matter research done in conjunction with MESA highlighted what metrics manufacturers are using to manage their operations. Asset Performance Management (APM), like Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), also has a rich set of metrics with twenty or more commonly used today.
We don’t need to be the ones to tell you everyone’s talking about big data, because if you’ve got pairs of eyes and ears then you see and hear about it everywhere. What we will tell you, though, is that interest in the topic seems to only be accelerating.
Here at LNS, we’ve delved deeply into some key areas of business performance and Operational Excellence in recent years, including Enterprise Quality Management, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), and Industrial Energy Management (IEM).
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