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Asset performance management (APM) is a broad area in that it deals with ensuring all assets a business uses in the actual production of its goods or uses to produce a service, such as in a transportation company, are operating optimally.
A scant decade ago, when dedicated, cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) offerings were starting to become mainstream, ‘mobility,’ as it were, was in its comparative infancy. Tablets were still a number of years off, smartphones as we know them today were only beginning to take shape, and Blackberry was the talk of the town.
This week's roundup discusses quality, maintenance, environment, health, and safety management, and big data. If you think an article should be included in the weekly roundup, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The biggest headlines in the transportation technology market today tend to be around "ridesharing" services and the future of self-driving cars, but a number of startup companies are focusing less on the particular vessels, and more on the spaces in between. Miovision Technologies and Urban Engines are leveraging Big Data technology to feed municipalities mountains of traffic data to help fight gridlock.
On January 26-28, I had the opportunity to attend the Oracle Value Chain Summit (VCS) in San Jose, CA. The theme of the event was “Enabling Agents of Change.” Over 2,500 Value Chain experts representing more than 425 companies from 31 countries attended this year's VCS, and the attendees had the chance to hear from thought leaders, practitioners, and executives on a range of business and technology topics across engineering, product development, manufacturing, maintenance, quality management, and more.
Audit management is an area where enterprise quality management software (EQMS) has a solid history in harmonizing direct and indirect processes, and providing a strong ROI. Some might argue that audit management should take priority over other processes given that it has a correlation with performance, something we will discuss below.
With metals and other mining commodity prices near record lows, this century miners are focused on cost cutting and minimizing investments. Typically this cost cutting comes across the board impacting all areas--including maintenance expenditures, particularly for new technology.
With technology like driverless cars seeming futuristic only years ago, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on the less mainstream innovations that are driving revolutionary change in manufacturing. For instance, connected devices coupled with stronger, faster analytics are leading a new charge on maintenance, quality, and energy performance. And we’re just at the tip of the iceberg. More in this week’s roundup.
The term ‘sustainability reporting’ can either excite business leaders or incite them to roll their eyes. Some view it as an opportunity to benchmark and improve sustainability performance, while others see it as a waste of time, effort, money, and resources, with no positive bottom-line impacts.
Asset performance management (APM) is typically thought of as being most relevant to asset-intensive industries that operate 24-7 and rely heavily on asset availability for their production volumes. Examples may include utility, petroleum, or mining industries.
The pursuit of Operational Excellence no doubt takes a good mix of both strategy and execution. This week's roundup hones in on a few key topics to keep in mind as you inspect your approach to continuous operational improvements. As always, if you have any content that you think would be a good fit for LNS Reserch's weekly roundup, please feel free to email it to me here.
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