SCM2017, née SAPinsider: Emerging Platform of Platforms [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:30 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: ERP, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Industry 4.0 is About More Than Data: 3D Printing in Manufacturing

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

In our blog, we have often written about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). When you look at that output and discussion from thousands of experts and analysts around the world, by far the majority is about data and how Digital Transformation will change the way manufacturing companies are run.

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Tags: MOM, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

The Seven Lives of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Everyone involved in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry realizes that the sector has always been dogged by a plethora of challenges to its growth.

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Tags: MOM, IIoT, Digital Transformation

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

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

Maintenance Professionals: 21st Century Blacksmiths

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Are maintenance professionals, including reliability engineers, about to go the way of blacksmiths? Digital Transformation makes it possible for IT staff to deliver Predictive Maintenance (PdM) results, but there is still tremendous value and need for maintenance pros.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Schneider Electric Launches Profit Advisor and LNS Joins Open Process Automation Forum [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Feb 13, 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: IIoT, #MondayMusings

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

Industrial Cyber-Security (ICS): A Perfect Storm is Brewing [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 @ 02:03 PM

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: IIoT, #MondayMusings

2017 Asset Performance Management Predictions

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

At LNS Research we are excited as to what 2017 will hold! We recently published a blog post to revisit our 2016 predictions, review how we did, and what it means going forward for Asset Performance Management (APM). Now as 2017 is upon us, we would like to discuss our predictions about what we expect to take hold for the year to come.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, Digital Transformation