How to Drive a Higher ROI On Energy Management Software [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Energy efficiency can be a fickle science. As companies evaluate projects that will deliver energy efficiency savings, it’s often the strategic use of mathematics that will dictate the decision. Hurdle rates, or the minimum required rate of return on an investment, have to be calculated to determine whether or not a project’s worth pursuing.

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Tags: Industrial Energy Management (IEM)

Empowering Shop-Floor Leaders to Optimize Energy Performance [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Today, many industrial companies are facing similar challenges around improving energy efficiency, but not all have an optimal strategy for handling them. According to LNS's Industrial Energy Management Survey, three of the most common energy management challenges companies are facing today are measuring metrics, managing disparate systems and data sources, and dealing with a lack of supportive company culture around energy management.

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Tags: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management (IEM)

How Energy Intelligence can Enable Continuous Operational Improvement

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 05:55 AM

At a high level, what are most industrial companies focused on? Although there are a number of areas, one that stands out is improving operational costs. Both internal and external stakeholders are looking closely at revenue, earnings, and so on, adding pressure to not only maintain current performance but also continuously improve it. The question remains, however, how do you identify areas for improvement especially after taking care of the low-hanging fruits?

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Tags: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management (IEM)

Developing a Business Case for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Integration, The $16.5B Energy Management Market, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

The following articles provide advice for many aspects of an organizational structure. Both top executives and plant managers can find insight to assist them in their current initiatives. These discussions include guidelines to developing a business case for departmental integration, how embracing kaizen can improve employee engagement, knowledgable investments in energy management, and considerations for quality management software selection.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), #Roundup, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Continuous Improvement, Culture

GE Joins PTC PartnerAdvantage, What's Different About Plex Systems, and more industrial articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Below are articles from the past week that discuss a range of industrial topics including the future connection between MES and PLM due to GE's most recent venture, how America's energy consumption effects the economy, and product compliance through data analysis. 

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Tags: #Roundup, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Compliance

The Top 5 Automotive Quality Management Failures of All Time, Conflict Minerals and PLM, and more industrial articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 26, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

This article compliation provides insight into the latest advancements occuring within the industrial technology space. Topics being discussed include PLM, the relationship between enterprise quality management software and big data, quality management failures in the automotive industry, and more.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, #Roundup, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Industrial Energy Management (IEM)

Early Findings in LNS’s Industrial Energy Management Research [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Last month, we launched our inaugural Industrial Energy Management (IEM) survey. In that short period of time, it’s been taken by over 100 executives and leaders in charge of making energy and sustainability-related decisions in their organization. Through the survey responses, we’ve been collecting benchmark data on a number of people, process, technology, and metrics-related questions.

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Tags: Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Benchmarking

New Intelligent Energy Report, Farm to Fork Traceability, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 19, 2013 @ 11:00 AM


This week, we are sharing recent industrial articles that include discussion of implementing manufacturing execution systems (MES), food traceability, and energy management.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), #Roundup, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Traceability

Enterprise Energy Management for Industrial Companies

Posted by Mike Roberts on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 08:48 AM

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Tags: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Industrial Automation

Offshore Wind Energy in Europe, The Big Three for Big Data, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

This LNS Research article discusses recently published industrial content. The round-up for this week includes topics such as advancements in offshore wind energy, ROI of big data for manufacturers, product lifecycle management (PLM) as it relates to quality, and developing centralized energy management. 

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), #Roundup, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Energy Management (IEM)