Operationalizing the Connected Enterprise—Highlights from 2014 Automation Fair

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

LNS Research was pleased to be in attendance at the 2014 Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation, in Anaheim, CA on November 17-20. With over 10,000 attendees, nine Industry Forums, 168 Exhibitors, and 152 partners, Automation Fair continues its North American prominence as one of the leading events for industrial automation and information professionals.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Vendor Spotlight, Big Data, Internet of Things

Understanding the “Digital Thread” in Aerospace & Defense [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

Manufacturing industries across the board are experiencing increasing pressures around quality, compliance, customer demands, and other factors that are forcing operations to adapt for success. Aerospace & Defense, however, is on another level entirely.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Internet of Things

9 Ways Mobility Is Impacting the Manufacturing Environment Today

Posted by Mike Roberts on Mon, Dec 01, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

It’s become a common—somewhat ironic—argument that mobility has only made us more disconnected (see: passengers staring at their phones on any subway car). Sociological implications aside, there’s no denying that mobile connectivity has forever transformed the way we interact with each other as well as the way businesses interact with and collect information from their people and processes.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Internet of Things, Mobility

8 Questions Answered from Last Week's Life Sciences Operational Webcast

Posted by Rob Harrison on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

On November 13, LNS Research and FDA News hosted a webcast entitled, "A Roadmap for Addressing Quality and Manufacturing Challenges in Life Sciences: Moving Beyond Regulatory Burdens to Enable New Collaborative Models for Growth." As usual, we received more questions during the course of the event than we had time to answer live. In this post, I'll answer some of the top questions that went unaddressed due to time constraints.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Enterprise Quality Management Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software

Why a Configurable Approach Speeds Time to Implement MES Software

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software

New Data: Life Sciences Needs Tighter Quality-Manufacturing Integration

Posted by Mike Roberts on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Life Sciences is an industry driven by innovation and growth. What lies beneath those two drivers is a world of complexity across the drug or device lifecycle. It’s clear that those companies that can continuously and collaboratively ensure quality, meet regulatory compliance, and mitigate risks in each stage of the lifecycle have a competitive advantage, but what’s needed to do so?

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, Quality Management, Manufacturing Operations Management Manufacturing

Maximizing Value Through Collaboration in Life Sciences [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

If you’re in the life sciences industry, there’s a good chance you're in a tight operational spot. In life sciences, there are some notable trends—some immediate, some distant and slow moving, but very real and inevitable—that are coming together to place new and unheard-of strains on both quality and manufacturing operations.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, Quality Management, Manufacturing Operations Management Manufacturing

Siemens Acquires Camstar: Better Realizing Innovation for 3 Vertical Industries

Posted by Mark Davidson on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

A couple of weeks back, we attended a special analyst webcast announcing the intent of Siemens to acquire Camstar, a long-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) player, as part of the Siemens PLM software group. This transaction is on a fast track to culminate in November, 2014 with terms undisclosed, as Camstar is a privately held company.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, MOM, PLM

8 Questions Answered from Last Week's Global MOM Software Webinar

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

On October 28, LNS Research and Manufacturing.net hosted a webinar entitled “The Global State of Manufacturing Operations Management: Weaving the Digital Thread.” At the event’s conclusion, we had insufficient time to cover all of the many questions that were asked over the course of the hour. So, in this post, we’ll provide some insight into the top questions asked by attendees.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Big Data, Internet of Things

Key Takeaways from Schneider Electric’s ‘Game Changer’ Software Conference

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

LNS Research had the pleasure of attending the Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, FL, earlier this month—where the theme was all about how the game is changing in businesses today and how the company is rising to the new challenges with game-changing solutions.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Vendor Spotlight