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According to Cisco, there will be 13.5 billion connected devices in manufacturing by 2022. And JP Morgan’s Global Equity Research team has already pegged manufacturing with having the greatest Internet of Things (IoT) market potential. Although it’s difficult to accurately gauge the impact these technologies will have, it’s clear that experts are projecting it to be massive.
Numerous previous posts have talked about the relevance of the Cloud to all aspects of manufacturing, including Asset Performance Management (APM). There is no denying that Cloud technology is radically transforming the way enterprises collect and analyze the vast volumes of data available for all of their processes.
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.
This year’s CEBOS user conference was a big deal, and not because I had the opportunity to keynote day two. Held at the Greektown Casino in Detroit, MI, September 24–26, the conference was the first opportunity to broadly address the user base regarding the acquisition by QAD and the launch of the new web-based product MQ1 Elements.
The evolution of technological capabilities and process improvements are common and popular subject matter, both at LNS Research and other websites that focus on consumer and enterprise issues alike. What grabs less headlines, however, is how the metrics and measurements around these processes may need to evolve to support advances in products and processes. It's a question explored in this week's round-up...
Not surprisingly, in all of LNS Research’s practice areas--Quality, MOM, IEM and EHS--executive commitment is consistently identified as a key to success. Whenever business process management and change is discussed, top-level support always emerges as one of the top three enablers of (or barriers to) success.
The corrective and preventive action (CAPA) process remains the most widely adopted element of all automated toolsets within an Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS). This will be no surprise for organizations that have implemented an EQMS or those planning to in the near future.
Today’s manufacturers are faced with new realities in marketplace demands and regulatory requirements. To put it simply, the old ways of doing things are not cutting it anymore. The cost of relying on disparate, disconnected systems and technology, point solutions, and suboptimal processes for Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) has become too burdensome for many companies to effectively compete in a rapidly evolving business climate.
In case you were unaware, Manufacturing Day was earlier this month, and after the buzz and success of last year's event across the U.S., it was important that we get involved again this year. As the future of manufacturing within the U.S. is evolving, it's important that people become better educated about career opportunities and what manufacturing means to the economy -- both domestic and global. In this week's roundup we recap how the day was commemorated by industry publications as well as the federal government, and how everyone in between can get involved...
The need to manage environment, health and safety (EHS) performance across our organizations and throughout our global plants has never been more apparent. While considerations of EHS performance were once limited to one organization’s performance within its four walls, things have changed. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility and traction afforded by online communications and social media, and the growing need to improve and report on end-to-end sustainability performance are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across their supply chain.
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