Modern Plants, Fresh Tech, Big Money [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Mar 05, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as food producer builds an Industry 4.0 plant; EHS tech company buys quality software firm; tech giant boasts of fueling economy by $4B; a new compliance and risk software release; LED light company flips the switch on IIoT application; machine learning company banks $4M; and two companies collaborate for connected plant analytics.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, Quality Management System, Compliance Management, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, reliability, Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, Smart Factory, IT/OT Convergence

Tech Buzz, EHS Superstar, and Planning for that Trip to Mars: [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as EtQ showing off solution integration; GE releases WIP Solution; chem company earns “Healthy Worksite” certification; and sensors in space with humans.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Environment Health and Safety, EQMS, Supplier Quality Management, MOM Software, Compliance Management, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Auto Makers Joining the IoT Race, New (but not surprising) Partnership, Med Devices & Apps [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as auto makers joining the IoT race; a new (but not surprising) partnership; med devices & apps; and more.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Compliance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

The 2 Faces of Quality: Operational Excellence & Compliance First

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

We’ve been busy delivering against our 2016 research agendas here at LNS. The Quality practice is working on a number of topics, but arguably the most important is the “Business Case for Quality.” Industry needs the tools to build solid business cases for quality management enhancements, and with nearly 1,000 respondents to its quality management survey, LNS Research has the data to help identify the tools companies need to make their Business Case. The tools we are developing are frameworks, metrics, typical performance guidelines, and Operational Excellence levers (People, Process, and Technology).

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Quality Management, Quality Culture, Compliance Management

What Does the Sparta-123Compliance Acquisition Mean for EQMS?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Sparta Systems Inc., one of the most well established and largest pure-play vendors in the Enterprise Quality Management Systems (EQMS) space, purchased 123Compliance, an EQMS vendor for the life sciences small and medium business (SMB) space developed on the Salesforce cloud platform on January 20th, 2016. What does this acquisition mean to Sparta and 123Compliance customers and to quality management as a whole? 

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Compliance Management

VERSE moves under EtQ Umbrella & GM adopts IIoT Technology[Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Feb 07, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

GM Harnesses the IIoT

GM’s Lake Orion manufacturing plant is known for its advanced robotics and production capabilities. While the plant works hard with its 800 robots running on the floor, there is always the concern that downtime from even one robot can stop production. That’s when FANUC, a Japanese robotics manufacturer, Cisco and Rockwell Automation stepped in.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Compliance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud

Conflicted on Conflict Minerals? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

There’s been increasing talk about incoming conflict mineral reporting requirements among manufacturers across the U.S.–not to mention suppliers around the globe–and the impacts these rules are going to create. And that’s understandable. After all, the new requirements are going to have a seismic effect on how manufacturers do business and achieve visibility and traceability across their entire supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality Management, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

Manufacturing Operations Management Podcast, PTC's SLM Expansion, and other articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

This week's industrial round up includes articles focusing on various aspects of manufacturing software such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing operations management (MOM), and improving product traceability with certain IT enablers.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

GE Joins PTC PartnerAdvantage, What's Different About Plex Systems, and more industrial articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Below are articles from the past week that discuss a range of industrial topics including the future connection between MES and PLM due to GE's most recent venture, how America's energy consumption effects the economy, and product compliance through data analysis. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Energy Management, Compliance Management

Operational Risk Management by Any Other Name

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 01:50 PM

It recently occurred to me while moderating panels on operational excellence during an SAP Manufacturing Forum that many organizations and manufacturing executives are tangentially, if accidentally, engaged in risk management without their knowledge.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Operational Risk Management, Compliance Management