LNS Research believes that 2018 will be the year that the dogmatic approach to Lean and Six Sigma breaks down. A new breed of large industrial company will emerge and prove that an innovative approach is needed to fully capture the potential benefits of digital technology in manufacturing.Read More
2017 has been a memorable year in the world of IIoT and Digital Transformation – we passed the milestone of transition from peak hype and talking about what’s possible, to actually planning and in some cases doing what’s practical.
The vendor community had its fair share of high-profile setbacks, but positive momentum outweighed the negative. As we move into the post-peak hype era many winners will emerge – vendors, yes, but most importantly industrial end users. The manufacturing enterprise C-suite needs to consider the business ramifications now; those who are already on the journey or have their plans in place are going to win big. The ones that don’t?—Let’s just say that any business still doubting or “considering it” may very well be in a difficult spot in 2019 or even as early as the end of 2018.Read More
Over the last few months, we’ve had many interactions with OSIsoft; we were delighted to attend its recent European user conference in London’s vibrant docklands and followed that up with a number of conversations. The numerous encounters gives us a chance to look back and consider how things are moving forward for the organization. As always, OSIsoft attracted a plethora of large industrial companies that are household names to its event, not just to attend but to speak about their successes with PI System.Read More
In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as automotive supplier digitalizing; new IIoT tech framework; Dell’s betting on IoT; a new ICS cybersecurity solution on the market; and a nutty safety story.Read More
As a longtime speaker and adult education instructor, one of the first lessons I learned about communicating with business people is that to educate them you must engage them, and the easiest way to do that is by entertaining them. Most of us would challenge the idea that prime-time network TV is educational; dominated by with reality competitions, whodunits, and comedy programs. So, you might be skeptical when I claim that Asset Performance Management (APM) professionals should treat a show like MacGyver as “educational TV.” Whether one harkens back to the original series from the late 1980’s or the rebooted version that started just last year (2016), MacGyver has become something of a legend in the TV world.Read More
In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as new solution announcements by Samsung and ATS Global; the Honeywell acquisition of Nextnine; an iBASEt/Cogiscan partnership; Sphera’s new partner program; and United Technologies Corp’s AS9110-C certification.Read More