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

2016: The Beginning of Quality Management’s Digital Transformation

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This time last year, we identified what we felt were the three most important developing trends in Quality Management. We identified that these were Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) pilots focused on quality improvements, increased adoption of risk management automation, and substantial growth in Cloud-based EQMS adoption.

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Tags: Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

2016 Asset Performance Management Predictions in Review: How Did We Do?

Posted by Jason Kasper on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The Asset Performance Management market didn’t disappoint in 2016. The momentum and pace of innovation continued in solutions, business models and assets. All bolstered by Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms and the effect they are beginning to have on the Asset Lifecycle.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT

Focus on Platforms Shows No Signs of Slowing Down [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

5 Top Questions & More from Yesterday's Cloud MES Webcast

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

January 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Modern MES: Are Companies Finally Ready for Cloud Options?” The broadcast featured Bloom Energy’s CTO, Venkat Venkataraman who presented their findings and experiences with Cloud MES. Industrial companies and manufacturers tuned in to get an accurate understanding about the realities of today’s options. Mr. Venkataraman explained how Bloom selected the right MES solution for their new plant, then rolled it out to all the other facilities in its network.

 

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, cloud

5 Predictions About Cloud’s Impact on Industrial Operations in 2017

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Cloud is one of the technological advances that has been cited as pivotal to Digital Transformation. Yet, for many manufacturers, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data/Predictive Analytics have dominated the conversation on just how manufacturing will transform.

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Tags: ERP, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation