5 Critical Factors to Reduce the Energy Intensity of Operations

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

With increasing energy prices, increasing pressure for operational cost reduction, and major demographic shifts impacting the political and policy sphere, the focus on effective energy management is only increasing. Industrial companies today are being forced to address this trend and focus on cutting energy consumption wherever possible.

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Tags: Sustainability, IEM, Energy Management

Developing a Business Case for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Integration, The $16.5B Energy Management Market, and more...

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

The following articles provide advice for many aspects of an organizational structure. Both top executives and plant managers can find insight to assist them in their current initiatives. These discussions include guidelines to developing a business case for departmental integration, how embracing kaizen can improve employee engagement, knowledgable investments in energy management, and considerations for quality management software selection.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Quality Management, Continuous Improvement, Quality Management System, Energy Management, Quality Culture

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

New Intelligent Energy Report, Farm to Fork Traceability, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 19, 2013 @ 11:00 AM


This week, we are sharing recent industrial articles that include discussion of implementing manufacturing execution systems (MES), food traceability, and energy management.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Energy Management, MES, Product Traceability, Product Recall

Offshore Wind Energy in Europe, The Big Three for Big Data, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

This LNS Research article discusses recently published industrial content. The round-up for this week includes topics such as advancements in offshore wind energy, ROI of big data for manufacturers, product lifecycle management (PLM) as it relates to quality, and developing centralized energy management. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, PLM, ERP, Quality Management, Energy Management

Understanding Energy Trends, Introduction to 3D Printing...[VIDEOS]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 05, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

This week, I decided to publish an article that strays from my usual weekly contribution. Instead of providing readers with industry reports, case studies, or thought leadership articles, below you will find four videos discussing various topics relatable to our community. I guarantee that each of you will find something of interest, as each video varies in its focal point.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing, Quality Management, Energy Management, ISO Standards

Global Governance Report Card, The Next Low-Cost Manufacturing Country, and other articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Did you know that the global report card displays a 'D' when it comes to our effort of combating global warming? That manufacturing accounts for 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 14% of worldwide employment? Or that GE has lowered its sticker price by 20% due to homeshoring? Me neither, and percisely my reasoning for incorporating the below articles into this week's round up. Enjoy. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Manufacturing, ERP, Energy Management, SaaS

The LNS Weekly Industrial Round Up 3/31/2013

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

This week's round up shares many interesting advancements within manufacturing and technology. I chose the word interesting wisely here, not only due to the variety of content, but because each article proves to spark the reader's curiousity, making us think in new light; thought-provoking and fasinating. Included you will find discussions on the clean energy manufacturing movement, the brains at MIT being a step ahead of the rest of us, and the top trends that will drastically effect our lives within the next decade. I've even thrown in slice of outside opinion on the debate of tax reform. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Manufacturing, Quality Management System, Energy Management

The LNS Weekly Industrial Round Up 3/24/2013

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 @ 07:30 AM

This week, I stumbled upon a variety of topics from Big Data to Shale Gas to Robotics. However, the core subject remains the same throughout. The following articles can be tied together in a number of ways; the simplest being: manufacturing. Take that a step further into discussing the technological advancements that are affecting us today, either in the eyes of a plant floor engineer or a global executive responsible for managing quality and improving operational excellence.  There’s an optimistic future out there that’s obtainable through collaboration at each organizational stage.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing, Quality Management, Energy Management

The LNS Weekly Industrial Round Up 2/3/13 - 2/9/13

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Sustainability, Energy Management, Innovation, Productivity,
Advanced Manufacturing Intelligence, Operational Excellence – with these topics, it’s guaranteed to be a strong weekly roundup. It seems as though the major industrial concerns and trends of 2013 that are increasingly spoken of are proving to make a positive impact on thought leadership content. Included are motivational articles, summaries, full reports, video footage, survey findings, and a book recommendation.

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Tags: Sustainability, Operational Excellence, Weekly Roundup, Industrial Energy Management, Continuous Improvement, Energy Management