Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I thought I’d get in game-day spirit and include a few articles with characteristics correlated to this annual event: Food, Beer, & Energy. More importantly, from an industry perspective, these articles all prove to be industrial news that will undoubtedly affect manufacturing in one way or another.
In a recent LNS Research article, we defined the Industrial Energy Management (IEM) Framework, explaining the need for companies to align leadership, business processes, and technology around a common model of Operational Excellence.
LNS Research recently had the opportunity to attend SAP's Enterprise Operations Management Forum on October 2 and 3 in Cleveland. With a crowd comprised of both customers and analysts, this year marked the first time SAP expanded the conference's coverage across PLM, MOM, Quality, and Sustainability. Although the sessions covered a variety of areas, including manufacturing, we attended mainly sustainability-focused sessions.
On October 1, LNS Research attended EnerNOC’s third annual EnergySMART Conference in Boston. The event consisted of keynote presentations from a number of notable speakers as well as breakout sessions focusing on various aspects of energy management. It provided an outlook on the energy landscape and highlighted opportunities for operating more efficiently.