Siemens and Maserati Show Off Integrated Design and Manufacturing

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

Siemens kindly invited us to join a press day being held to show off the fully integrated design, process design, and manufacturing environment that is used to build Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte cars in the AGAP factory in Torino.

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Tags: Manufacturing Software

11 Tips for Stimulating Enterprise Software Adoption

Posted by Mike Roberts on Mon, Feb 02, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Performance Management

Understanding Out-of-the-Box vs. Configured vs. Customized Software

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

The shop floor is clearly lagging in the adoption of cloud-based solutions compared to many other business areas like consumer, marketing, and sales. Not to mention, it’s likely that manufacturing software will remain in a hybrid cloud/on-premise model for the foreseeable future. However, one thing that’s clear is that the trend towards cloud has begun.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software

Deriving Real Business Results from EMI Software and Analytics

Posted by Mark Davidson on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

EMI or Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software appears to be hitting its stride across a wide range of manufacturing industries, due to the need for increased real-time visibility of cohesive manufacturing and business performance-related information. Additionally, advanced, yet simpler-to-use analytics technologies, are becoming a more pervasive component of EMI and other manufacturing business solutions.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software

7 Things to Think About Before Taking Your Operation Mobile

Posted by Mike Roberts on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

From toddlers to octogenarians, it seems just about everyone can navigate the UI of a smartphone or tablet. Don’t think so? Just look around any place where people are trying to kill some time (waiting rooms, airports, etc.). As the degree of power and knowledge at our fingertips continues to reach new limits and further pervade daily life, there seems to be many manufacturing professionals out there wondering what the holdup is on the shop floor, in the office, and in the field.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Mobility

Will Analytics Power The Next Wave Of Manufacturing Performance?

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

When we look across the landscape of software technologies that are being invested in by the suppliers of manufacturing operations and business/IT solutions, we are seeing a clear trend in the increased focus on applications of both Big Data Analytics and Small/Right Data Analytics.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Performance Management

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

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