Rockwell Automation TechED 2017: Balancing Current Customer Needs and Future Demands [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 01:00 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, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Is There Opportunity for MOM Apps in IIoT Platforms?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry has been greatly influenced over the last few years. Two major ways these changes have come to be are through:

The MOM M&A activity has changed the competitive landscape.

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Steady Cloud Progress Displayed by Sparta Systems and Infor [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 12, 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: EQMS, MOM, ERP, Quality Management, MES, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

PTC Taking Aim at IIoT Platform Market and Epicor Continues Vertical, Cloud, and UX Focus [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 01:00 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: PLM, ERP, MES, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Tech Companies Beefing Up for IIoT and Smart Manufacturing [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE opens Fort Worth site for asset monitoring; PTC releases ThingWorx 8; EtQ announced a new partner and UI refresh; Plex’s plan for machine learning; and Apple invests big for smart manufacturing tech skills.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management System, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, Machine Learning

10 Common Biases Companies Need to Eliminate From Their Vendor Selection Processes

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Many manufacturers are now beginning to invest in technology more so than they have since before the economic downturn of 2009. Whether it is automation, technology supporting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or other solutions they believe will drive Operational Excellence, an increasing number of respondents to LNS’s APM and IIoT surveys are indicating they plan on increasing spending in the next 12 to 18 months.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Solution Selection Guide, IIoT, Digital Transformation

PowerPlex Momentum Continues in 2017 & Intelex Launches EHSQ Alliance [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 22, 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: ERP, Quality Management, EHS, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

The Smart Connected Asset Requires a Robust Digital Twin

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Asset performance management (APM), like manufacturing itself, is evolving to leverage the digital technology associated with Cloud, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Mobility, and Big Data and the associated Analytics. This overall industrial shift has been referred to as both Industry (or Industrie) 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. Accordingly, LNS has set forth a vision of how APM must evolve in support of these highly digital, capable manufacturing assets which we call APM 4.0.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Why OEE and Plant Visualization Projects Keep Failing [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 15, 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: Operational Excellence, OEE, IIoT, Digital Transformation, IT/OT Convergence, #MondayMusings

Reflections on IIoT Platforms at Hannover Messe 2017

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

To get a true sense of the impact of Hannover Messe 2017, let’s revisit the 2016 event. Last year, there was plenty of publicity and hype for Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, a peek behind the scenes revealed little substance and certainly no sellable products. Nevertheless, we certainly gathered a few interesting memories from the event.

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Tags: Internet of Things, IIoT, Smart Manufacturing