MacGyver Was Educational TV; Learn From the Master of Mashups & Improvisation

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

 

As a longtime speaker and adult education instructor, one of the first lessons I learned about communicating with business people is that to educate them you must engage them, and the easiest way to do that is by entertaining them. Most of us would challenge the idea that prime-time network TV is educational; dominated by with reality competitions, whodunits, and comedy programs. So, you might be skeptical when I claim that Asset Performance Management (APM) professionals should treat a show like MacGyver as “educational TV.” Whether one harkens back to the original series from the late 1980’s or the rebooted version that started just last year (2016), MacGyver has become something of a legend in the TV world. 

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT

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

Top 5 Questions from this Week's APM 4.0 Webcast

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, May 05, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

On May, 2, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “APM 4.0: Get Ready, Make the Move.” The presentation examined the global state of asset performance, the key capabilities of APM 4.0, how to prepare for and execute a successful APM 4.0 strategy, and recommendations to advance APM 4.0 throughout the organization.

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

Hannover Messe 2017 – 13 Digitalization Highlights from the Show Floor

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 03:31 PM

Hannover Messe is the Super Bowl for industrial technology analysts, and 2017 did not disappoint. LNS Research had a very successful show, with myself, Andrew Hughes, and Greg D’Andrea in attendance. Across the three of us, we met with over 25 vendors and this post represents our version of the ESPN highlight reel.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

[Infographic] 5 Essential Elements to Ignite Asset Performance Management

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

This infographic explains what it takes to redefine Asset Performance Management into APM 4.0 to align with an Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing strategy.


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Tags: Big Data, Asset Performance Management, cloud, Digital Transformation

OSIsoft’s UC Event Embracing IIoT and Open Data Infrastructure & AME Conference Unveils LNS APM 4.0 [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 10, 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: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Busy Month for Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Apr 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Wind River releases control systems virtualization software; Honeywell announces a new cyber security solution; a new smart steel mill in Arkansas; PTC’s Industry 4.0 initiatives; IQMS mainstage speakers lineup; and Ideagen’s acquisition of PleaseTech.

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Tags: Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

Gauging if the Open Process Automation Forum Will Deliver

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

LNS Research has blogged several times on the Open Process Automation Forum and why we thought the initiative was important enough that not only end users should get involved, but decided to commit to joining the Open Group and become engaged with the effort.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Digital Transformation

Let’s Be Clear Which Digital Twin We Are Talking About

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Twins are all the rage. They seem to be more popular than Pokemon Go was in July of last year. Nearly every article, blog post, or story about Digital Transformation or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mentions Digital Twins. The term Digital Twin has been around since 2003 when Dr. Michael Grieves introduced the concept. Since its introduction, the term Digital Twin has evolved considerably from its rather engineering design-centric roots. 

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Oracle has Cloud Momentum and Utilities focus on Digital Transformation at Distributech [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Feb 27, 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: Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation