We’re Past Peak Hype for the IIoT and Digital – What’s next for the First Mover GE?

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

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

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Tags: Vendor Spotlight, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

6 Most Asked Questions from the 1-2-3 to Digital Transformation with MES Webcast

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

On Thursday, October 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “1-2-3 to Digital Transformation with MES: Manufacturing Operations, Maturity, Platform.” The presentation explained how to accurately assess and benchmark MOM against the ISA-95 model, plus other proven strategies to determine the right Digital Transformation jump-in point with manufacturing operations management.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, MOM, MES, Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Execution System, Digital Transformation

More Revenue in Mining Has MOM Vendors Investing

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:15 AM

The last two years have seen fairly steady price increases in both ferrous and nonferrous base metals prices. Given the prices of the rarer precious metals and most minor metals, combined with growing optimism around the rest of the precious metals sector, LNS Research sees the mining industry finally looking to invest in Digital Transformation.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Asset Performance Management, Digital Transformation

Beginners Guide to EHS 4.0: The Seven Dimensions to Overcome Challenges and Seize Opportunities

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:55 AM

The goals of environment, health and safety (EHS) management have remained relatively constant since I started my career as a corporate EHS professional with Alcoa in the 1980s. Keep people and the environment safe, and the plant running smoothly. Stay in compliance and manage risks to prevent problems. Look for opportunities to help the business grow profitably.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, EHS

Enablon: Pushing EHS Frontiers and ComplianceQuest: Impressive Growth [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 @ 09:45 AM

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

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Enablon Still Pushing Frontiers of EHS Information Technology

Recently I participated in and presented at Enablon’s Sustainability Performance Forum (SPF) in Chicago, for the third consecutive year. This conference is part of a global series of SPF events hosted by Enablon. The events bring together the ecosystem of customers and partners focused on using Enablon’s software solutions to manage environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability performance.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Environment Health and Safety, Vendor Spotlight, Quality Software, EHS, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Quality Execs Discuss Quality 4.0: 7 Takeaways from Roundtable Meeting

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

On September 21, LNS Research hosted the fall executive roundtable at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago. LNS roundtables are day-long face-to-face events for senior quality leaders (VP's and directors) responsible for strategy to meet and learn from each other and LNS on core topics. During the most recent session, 15 quality and technology leaders discussed Quality 4.0 building blocks, applications, progress, and outcomes. Special thanks to Whirlpool, Whirlpool’s quality leaders, and to our speakers from Coca-Cola and Newell Brands for their part in making this a successful event.

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Tags: Quality Management, Quality Culture, Quality 4.0

Hurricanes Can’t Crush Digital Transformation and Quality News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor’s new CEO; Ford working on Digital Transfomration; Seeq’s busy month; hurricane effects on drug makers’ operations; and food manufacturing focus on quality.

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Tags: Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Quality Management, Compliance Management, Quality Risk Management, Digital Transformation

Schneider Electric – Reverse Takeover of Aveva: New Industrial Software Industry Emerging? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 04:05 PM

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

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Tags: Vendor Spotlight, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

IIoT Insights from Foxboro User Conference and Siemens Analyst Day 2017 [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysisfor executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, apm, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings, Operational Architecture, Siemens, Schneider, Events

Quality in Word or in Deed: Is Quality Really a Corporate Value?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

Do you ever feel bombarded by quality-related slogans, branding, and logos?  It seems like every business, from global enterprises to regional companies, to the local baker, is really, deeply passionate about quality, and has been forever (“Quality in every bite… since 1872”).  What's more, they want to make sure you know just how much they care about quality.  Of course, that public-facing fanatical dedication to quality very often crumbles after a talk with the company’s underfunded and overworked quality team.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management, Quality Culture