EHS Management is a Team Sport, So Why Are We Still Playing in Silos?

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the EHSQ Leadership Summit in Toronto. The event was a gathering of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) and Quality business leaders hosted by Intelex. A highlight of the event for me was moderating a panel discussion on the opportunity to integrate EHS and Quality Management systems in the pursuit of Operational Excellence.

 


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Tags: Operational Excellence, Quality Management, EHS, Digital Transformation

Beyond the Numbers: 3 Strategies to Get Your EHS Technology Business Case Approved

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

It never seems to get any easier, does it? Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Operations business leaders confront big challenges in managing performance in the face of increasingly complex requirements and risks. Fragmented systems and siloed organizational structures are foremost among them. Although modern information technology is available to help overcome these obstacles, adoption remains relatively low throughout industry.

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Tags: EHS, Digital Transformation

IIoT Threatens EHS Professionals: Will You Be a File Clerk?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

During a recent conversation with LNS Research Analyst, Pete Bussey, it dawned on me that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) threatens EHS leaders in the same way that maintenance professionals risk becoming 21st-century blacksmiths.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EHS, Digital Transformation

Five Questions from Yesterday's EHS Business Case Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

On Tuesday, March 14, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Build a Strategic Business Case for Your EHS Technology Initiative.” The presentation showed how to articulate the business value of EHS management, and how to build and position a strategic business case for the EHS technology investment.

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Tags: EHS, Digital Transformation

From EHS Laggard to Leader: Moving Up the Capability Maturity Curve

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

You’ve probably heard of W. Edwards Deming. Most people working in manufacturing, quality, or Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) management are familiar with him. He was a well-known management consultant and author noted for his advanced work in quality management and productivity.

In his 1986 book “Out of the Crisis,” Deming laid out the management principals needed to transform industry. One of these principals reminds me why common approaches to EHS and safety management are often inadequate. Let’s look at how this principle applies to EHS and Safety management today, and how a practical framework can help guide improvement efforts, even in an environment that tends to use on “slogans and exhortation” to get results.

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Tags: EHS

EHS Software Arms Race Escalates [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 10:01 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: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Environment Health and Safety, EQMS, EHS, #MondayMusings

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

[Infographic] Digitize EHS Management | Get it Approved: 5 Strategies for the EHS Technology Business Case

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) business leaders face tough challenges in driving performance improvement. Fragmented systems and siloed organizational structures are foremost among them. Modern information technology is key to overcoming these obstacles, yet EHS lags other business functions in adopting it.

Approval of the necessary technology investment requires a compelling business case. Our research shows this step is a big stumbling block, with 31% of organizations citing lack of business case justification as a top challenge to EHS performance improvement. The infographic below provides five practical strategies to elevate the business value of EHS management, and help ensure a winning business case for technology investment.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EHS, Digital Transformation

5 EHS Management Trends and Impacts to Watch in 2017

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

There’s a good argument to be made that the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) business function has been relatively slow to change over the years. In some respects, it might be considered a laggard; for example in the adoption of enabling technology. Developments in recent years are changing that and bringing EHS management more to the forefront, mostly driven by the need for more rigorous management of operational and supply chain risks to ensure safe, sustainable, operations and products.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Big Data, EHS, IIoT

Siemens, Bentley, SAP Talk New Offerings; while Fiat Chrysler, Phillips 66 Buying What’s Offered [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Feb 05, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industrial power companies to get a jolt of offerings from Siemens and Bentley; SAP talking about its new quick-start program for IoT platform; Fiat Chrysler buys EHS software; and Phillips 66 replacing its EHS software.

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Tags: Internet of Things, EHS, Digital Transformation