The Difference between IIoT Platforms and IIoT Ecosystem Partners

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become the central focus of the clear majority of the supplier community in the manufacturing and asset-intensive industrial space. The end user companies these vendors are targeting are now beginning to look to the IIoT as a mechanism for Digital Transformation. LNS Research has developed our framework for Digital Transformation which includes an Operational Architecture element; the process a business uses to define how their specific business drivers will determine their individual technology portfolio.

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The Definitive Guide to Manufacturing Acronyms

Posted by Diane Murray on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Research produced by LNS often includes acronyms used by the industries we serve. Some refer to highly technical concepts specific to manufacturing and industrial companies, while others are broadly used business terms used across most industries. Use this quick reference to enhance understanding as you read the research content. If you’d like to learn more about any term or acronym, explore Wikipedia, Google, or one of the many manufacturing and industrial associations that serve your industry or profession.

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Aerospace Invests in 3D Printing & Nexus Global Expands [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Nov 01, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

OSHA Concerns Pennsylvania

Many individuals and organizations face OSHA and regulations and most of the time require an OSHA certification when working in the corresponding environment. OSHA has been known to shut down companies for violations and poor environmental, health, and safety systems.

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Meet LNS Research's Analyst Team

Posted by Mike Roberts on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

At LNS Research, we're proud to say we've always put depth in expertise before the breadth of topics we cover. Keeping quality over quantity in mind, we've been selectively and strategically expanding our team in the past three years. You've probably noticed the number of writers on our blog and the areas of expertise growing accordingly. And today, you can find emerging trends, news, strategies, solution selection advice, and more on topics spanning nearly the entire value chain.

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What’s to Come: LNS Research in 2014

Posted by Mehul Shah on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

The New Year is a time for reflecting, but it’s also a time to look forward and think about the future. At LNS Research, we’re doing just that. We’ve developed an aggressive 2014 plan to provide you with the research needed to make real progress toward your Operational Excellence goals.

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LNS Launches Global Quality Advisory Council

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Integrating a culture of quality management throughout an operation requires an organization-wide effort. More specifically, though, it requires buy-in from the top that can be spread across departments, facilities, and business units. That being said, executives have a central role and even a significant amount of ownership in the success of a quality management initiative.

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness: Benchmark Data by Industry

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 03:13 PM

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an important metric for many companies' initiatives in Operational Excellence. As of September 5th, 2012 we have now benchmarked over 350 different companies across a number of different strategic objectives, metrics, and operational excellence capabilities in the areas of people, process, and technology.

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LNS Research Launches New Website

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 06:01 AM

LNS Research (www.lnsresearch.com) launches its new website focused on helping Information Technology (IT) and Line of Business executives achieve operational excellence in the industrial environment. Through the website, executives will be able to access targeted research documents which include Solution Selection Guides, Best Practices Guides, Vendor Snapshots, Research Snapshots, and Market Leader Case Studies.

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The LNS Research Approach: Share, Learn, and Improve

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 01:38 PM

The manufacturing industry is going through more changes today than perhaps any time in its storied past. Issues surrounding the economy, government regulations, technological innovation and sustainability have set the industry on a new course and triggered a transformation that is occurring right in front of our eyes.

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Defining a New Era: Industrial Automation 2.0

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

The Industrial Automation space is not typically viewed as an industry that leads in innovation or the early adoption of new technology. More often than not, the industry chooses proven technology and standards to ensure safe, secure, and consistent operations over time. However, even in the industrial space, we have step changes in technology, the rapid adoption of new systems and architecture every decade or two.

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