Plex Systems is a cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), multitenant enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) vendor with a historical focus on discrete manufacturers that are small and mid-size businesses (SMB) headquartered in North America, largely across the automotive supply chain. The company does have a growing number of customers in food and beverage and high tech. LNS Research recently participated in Plex’s Future of Manufacturing Roundtable, a joint customer advisory board / analyst event. The conference featured a combined review of Plex System’s 2017 progress, customer engagement, and forward-looking plans.Read More
LNS has had lots of interest in our research on jumpstarting Digital Transformation with MES. It has led to many conversations with manufacturers and, unsurprisingly, these conversations have differed hugely depending on the level of digital maturity and the industry in the company involved. What became clear during these discussions is that companies with little automation and less manufacturing operations integration were keenest to get going with a Digital Transformation initiative.Read More
In our recent webinar and ebook on jumpstarting digital transformation with manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems, we introduced the idea of moving towards a Digital Twin in the digital journey. Although the term "Digital Twin" emerged some 15 years ago, it's only now that computing power and simulation technology is sufficient to allow us to deploy Digital Twin solutions.Read More
On Thursday, October 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “1-2-3 to Digital Transformation with MES: Manufacturing Operations, Maturity, Platform.” The presentation explained how to accurately assess and benchmark MOM against the ISA-95 model, plus other proven strategies to determine the right Digital Transformation jump-in point with manufacturing operations management.Read More
In our recently published eBook on Digital Transformation with MES, LNS Research introduced the concept of MOM 4.0. This will come as no surprise to regular readers of LNS Research as we already have APM 4.0, Quality 4.0, and EHS 4.0. In this blog, and in subsequent posts and research papers, we will look at what MOM 4.0 is, the journey to achieve it, and the benefits of doing so.
Industry 4.0 denotes the fourth industrial revolution, one that has been developing over the last few years as many new technologies are maturing bringing with them the opportunity to improve the world of manufacturing across the enterprise and the life cycle of its products. Much of this technology is brought together in Industry 4.0 and other large initiatives such as Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation via Internet of Things Platforms that will be the key to the interoperability that will deliver value.
However, LNS Research feels that the success of journey to Digital Transformation will be down to the people more than technology or process.
What is MOM 4.0?
Dassault Systèmes (3DS) held its annual industry analyst event last week and demonstrated real progress in understanding its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform strategy.Read More
In recent research on Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations, we have looked at ways of moving from monolithic MES solutions to agiler, distributed systems based on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms.Read More
The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry has been greatly influenced over the last few years. Two major ways these changes have come to be are through:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Opportunity from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
The MOM M&A activity has changed the competitive landscape.Read More
Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings
Tags: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings