All New Analytics That Matter Survey from LNS Research and MESA International

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 10:23 AM

LNS Research is thrilled to launch the first Analytics That Matter survey in partnership with MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International. For the last six years we partnered with MESA on the Metrics That Matter survey, which has been one important foundational element of LNS Research’s primary data-driven research. As the use of plant-centric data has expanded dramatically since the last survey in early 2016, we decided to change the focus from overall metrics to the use of analytics in manufacturing operations and beyond.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Benchmarking, Metrics, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Performance Management (APM), Big Data, Asset Reliability, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Mobile / Mobility

What does 2018 hold for Quality Management?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

2017 was a challenging year for quality. Many manufacturers had to evolve their quality management system due to changes in standards and compliance requirements, providing an opportunity to rethink processes, organizations, and leadership support.

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Tags: Quality 4.0, New Product Introduction (NPI), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

A Large Industrial is Reinventing Operational Excellence with Digital Technology [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 @ 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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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.

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Tags: IT/OT, #MondayMusings, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Honeywell User Group 2017: Focusing on the Connected Plant [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jul 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: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Connected Assets, #MondayMusings, Cloud, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing

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: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing

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: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing

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: Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is About More Than Data: 3D Printing in Manufacturing

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

In our blog, we have often written about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). When you look at that output and discussion from thousands of experts and analysts around the world, by far the majority is about data and how Digital Transformation will change the way manufacturing companies are run.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

Modern Plants, Fresh Tech, Big Money [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Mar 05, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as food producer builds an Industry 4.0 plant; EHS tech company buys quality software firm; tech giant boasts of fueling economy by $4B; a new compliance and risk software release; LED light company flips the switch on IIoT application; machine learning company banks $4M; and two companies collaborate for connected plant analytics.

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Tags: Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Compliance, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Connected Assets, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Reliability, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), IT/OT

The Road to the Center of the Enterprise: Smart Manufacturing [Infographic]

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Learn how manufacturing is becoming the center of the enterprise with this rapid-fire infographic. Understand what Smart Manufacturing means, the new role of manufacturing operations in the enterprise, why companies should start the journey now, and how to drive it an IIoT world. 

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES)