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

Top 5 Questions from this Week's APM 4.0 Webcast

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, May 05, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

On May, 2, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “APM 4.0: Get Ready, Make the Move.” The presentation examined the global state of asset performance, the key capabilities of APM 4.0, how to prepare for and execute a successful APM 4.0 strategy, and recommendations to advance APM 4.0 throughout the organization.

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

Hannover Messe 2017 – 13 Digitalization Highlights from the Show Floor

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 03:31 PM

Hannover Messe is the Super Bowl for industrial technology analysts, and 2017 did not disappoint. LNS Research had a very successful show, with myself, Andrew Hughes, and Greg D’Andrea in attendance. Across the three of us, we met with over 25 vendors and this post represents our version of the ESPN highlight reel.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Leadership in Manufacturing: Digital Transformation

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

The world of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is not known for fast changes or exciting new opportunities. Steady progress and gradually better integration with corporate IT systems have been the norms for three decades. All this has been driven by shop floor technologists and engineers with a variable amount of help from IT departments. Everything is changing, and now is the
time for business leaders to spearhead that change.

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Tags: MOM, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Honeywell INspire Partner Conference Opens with IIoT Opportunities & IQMS Climbs to Manufacturing Operations Peaks [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 24, 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, MES, Manufacturing Operations, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

OSIsoft’s UC Event Embracing IIoT and Open Data Infrastructure & AME Conference Unveils LNS APM 4.0 [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 10, 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: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Busy Month for Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Apr 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Wind River releases control systems virtualization software; Honeywell announces a new cyber security solution; a new smart steel mill in Arkansas; PTC’s Industry 4.0 initiatives; IQMS mainstage speakers lineup; and Ideagen’s acquisition of PleaseTech.

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Tags: Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

Supplier Quality Management with Coca-Cola and Whirlpool & ABB Ability Launches [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 10:31 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: Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Let’s Be Clear Which Digital Twin We Are Talking About

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Twins are all the rage. They seem to be more popular than Pokemon Go was in July of last year. Nearly every article, blog post, or story about Digital Transformation or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mentions Digital Twins. The term Digital Twin has been around since 2003 when Dr. Michael Grieves introduced the concept. Since its introduction, the term Digital Twin has evolved considerably from its rather engineering design-centric roots. 

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation