Is There Opportunity for MOM Apps in IIoT Platforms?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry has been greatly influenced over the last few years. Two major ways these changes have come to be are through:

The MOM M&A activity has changed the competitive landscape.

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Steady Cloud Progress Displayed by Sparta Systems and Infor [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:00 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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Tags: EQMS, MOM, ERP, Quality Management, MES, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

PTC Taking Aim at IIoT Platform Market and Epicor Continues Vertical, Cloud, and UX Focus [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 01:00 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: PLM, ERP, MES, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Tech Companies Beefing Up for IIoT and Smart Manufacturing [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE opens Fort Worth site for asset monitoring; PTC releases ThingWorx 8; EtQ announced a new partner and UI refresh; Plex’s plan for machine learning; and Apple invests big for smart manufacturing tech skills.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management System, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, Machine Learning

10 Common Biases Companies Need to Eliminate From Their Vendor Selection Processes

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Many manufacturers are now beginning to invest in technology more so than they have since before the economic downturn of 2009. Whether it is automation, technology supporting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or other solutions they believe will drive Operational Excellence, an increasing number of respondents to LNS’s APM and IIoT surveys are indicating they plan on increasing spending in the next 12 to 18 months.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Solution Selection Guide, IIoT, Digital Transformation

5 Most Asked Questions from Yesterday's Webcast on Organizational Culture & Safety

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, May 26, 2017 @ 04:06 PM

On Thursday, May 25, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Unlock the Power of Organizational Culture to Improve Safety and Operational Performance.” The presentation explained how culture can impact safety and operational performance, how to assess it, and strategies for achieving culture change to support organizational objectives and help operationalize management systems.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, EHS

4 Mistakes in Your Quality Business Case

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Every month I am briefed by a few dozen quality leaders regarding their current initiatives. One prominent recurring theme is the struggle to gain top management priority and financing support for larger quality technology projects, such as EQMS (Enterprise Quality Management Software). Money for quality tech can be slippery even for those with a pressing need, but making these common mistakes really compounds the problem.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Digital Transformation

PowerPlex Momentum Continues in 2017 & Intelex Launches EHSQ Alliance [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 22, 2017 @ 10:00 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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Tags: ERP, Quality Management, EHS, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

The Smart Connected Asset Requires a Robust Digital Twin

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Asset performance management (APM), like manufacturing itself, is evolving to leverage the digital technology associated with Cloud, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Mobility, and Big Data and the associated Analytics. This overall industrial shift has been referred to as both Industry (or Industrie) 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. Accordingly, LNS has set forth a vision of how APM must evolve in support of these highly digital, capable manufacturing assets which we call APM 4.0.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Why OEE and Plant Visualization Projects Keep Failing [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 10:00 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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Tags: Operational Excellence, OEE, IIoT, Digital Transformation, IT/OT Convergence, #MondayMusings