App Madness, Who’s Bragging Now, and Doing What Others Do [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Rockwell Automation's new app platform; Honeywell's services program for control systems; and physicians looking to other industries to learn about interesting new ways to avoid poor health care outcomes.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Mobility, EHS, IIoT

VelocityEHS and Enhsa Partner Up & Emerson Sells Shares for $5.2 Billion

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Aug 07, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Velocity and Enhesa announces a strategic partnership; Emerson sells Network Power Leroy-Somer business for $5.2 billion; Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity; and Biogen may have a possible buyout on the horizon.

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Tags: Sustainability, Manufacturing, EHS, cloud

Joy Global Gets Acquired for $3.7B & Boeing Moves Analytics to Microsoft Azure [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industry Day hosted by ExxonMobil and Open Group; Joy Global gets acquired by Komatsu; Boeing moves its analytics to Microsoft Azure to further enable the IoT; and a public-private partnership is formed to help the workforce in digital manufacturing.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Inforum 2016: Bringing Manufacturing to Manhattan

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 01:34 PM

Last week Infor held the most recent gathering of its users, Inforum at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Infor has a huge presence outside of manufacturing, specifically in retail and services industries, both of which were right at home in Manhattan.

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Tags: Manufacturing, ERP, Internet of Things, EAM

IBM & SAP on Digital Transformation & Toyota Invests in NEW Research Center [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Apr 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Boeing Carries on Strong

As we mentioned in last week’s roundup blog, Boeing was making voluntary cuts in the commercial airline division. Despite the cut back of empoyees and aircraft production, Boeing announced receiving four orders of the 747-8 airliners totaling over a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2016.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Big Data, Mobility, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Major IIoT Alliance Announced & Alcoa Lands $50M U.S. Army Project

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Plattform Industrie 4.0 & IIC Collaborate IoT Efforts

Plattform Industrie 4.0, the German government’s IIoT development program, and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership, international non-profit consortium, recently announced that the two will align on their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architecture. The purpose behind it is to enhance each of their similar models for future purposes and efforts in the development of the IIoT in the years to come.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Smart Connected Assets, iot, IIoT, Digital Transformation, wearables

Toshiba Comes to the U.S. & ISA Holds Food & Pharma Symposium [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Mar 13, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Yamasaki Invests in New Smart Manufacturing

Yamazaki Mazak Corp., the machine tool builder, stated it will be building a new and improved manufacturing plant in Japan -- Internet of Things (IoT) enabled. The notion of automation and a real-time data connected plant floor came from planning based back in 2014.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Quality Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

IFS Acquires IoT Solution Provider & Trouble in Mining [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Robots: What About Our Jobs?

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently published an article, “The Robots are Coming…to Take Your Job,” where the capabilities of robots and job security were brought into question. Since robotics, automation, and smart connected operations have become more profound in manufacturing plants, jobs have decreased according to the article. Commenting on the up rise of robots and smart connected assets used on the plant floor is LNS Research Principal Analyst, Dan Miklovic.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Quality Management, Robotics, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Transforming Manufacturing with Big Data & IIoT! [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Sight Machine Leads Automotive Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is in the air, and that’s why Martinrea Manchester Division, an automotive supplier, has chosen Sight Machine, a leader in manufacturing analytics platforms, to revolutionize the way it uses big data and drive its manufacturing Digital Transformation.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Big Data, Industrial Automation, Internet of Things, IIoT

GM Grants MTU $110K & GE Develops Oil Spill Safety Precautions [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Feb 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

GE Oil & Gas Making it Safe for All Players

Everybody remembers a certain oil spill that took place in 2010, and the $40B to clean up after the fact, which doesn’t include the fine for violating the Clean Water Act. This tragedy has planted a bug in the brain of those who conduct the same kind of transportation, and it's why GE is turning its attention to safety precautions that will prevent oil spills. 

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Tags: Risk Management, Manufacturing, Asset Performance Management, EHS