4 Top Questions from Yesterday's Smart Manufacturing Webcast

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

On Wednesday, November 2, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Smart Manufacturing: How Manufacturing is Becoming the Center of the Enterprise.” This presentation helped companies understand what they need to drive Smart Manufacturing in an IIoT world and the new role of manufacturing operations in the enterprise. It also discussed what Smart Manufacturing means and why companies should start the journey now, actions executives should take to address the convergence of IT and OT, and key criteria for selecting a MOM partner to support next-generation business solutions.

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Enablon Being Enablon, Wonderware Platform Potential, & Infor Gets High Marks [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings Digital Transformation blog series provides executive level insight and analysis from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: MOM, ERP, MES, EHS, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

Start with Manufacturing Transformation to Achieve Smart Manufacturing

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In our recent eBook on Smart Manufacturing, we focused a lot on data and the requirements for information to enable Digital Transformation. We realize that there are many (around 80%) of manufacturers who have no data historians or manufacturing execution systems (MES) and many with little automation at all, especially in discrete manufacturing industries. Here at LNS Research, we are always excited to learn about new technologies and the opportunities that they offer. However, the reality is rather different in most of our manufacturing clients who are interested in improving their operations.

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Top 5 Take-Aways from the Smart Manufacturing Roundtable

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

On October 3rd, LNS Research conducted its first Manufacturing Operations Roundtable on the subject of Smart Manufacturing. Besides our gracious host, Alcoa/Arconic, attendees included executives from Magna, Cargill, USG, Lexmark, Praxair, and Eaton. The day-long event started off with LNS Research setting the stage about Smart Manufacturing and what it is, and insight on where we saw the industry pursuing initiatives and success related to Smart Manufacturing today.

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Tags: MOM, Big Data, MES, Digital Transformation

GE Digital Is More Than Just Predix: Launching Next-Gen HMI/SCADA [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

As of late, GE Digital has been frequently featured on this blog for the advances it has made with the Predix platform (not to mention its entertaining Olympics commercials). However, this post and our most recent briefing was not for Predix, but rather the next generation of one of its legacy products – HMI/SCADA.

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Tags: OEE, MES, cloud, #MondayMusings

People, Process, and Technology: A BAE-Change Management Journey

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Gain a better understanding of how to pursue Change Management with traditional project management techniques to plan, execute, and measure milestones along the way to fully go-live of the new system in a world-wide organization; while identifying crucial factors that led to an improved MES implementation and the impacts on the company's five geographic locations with over 1,600 people in this upcoming Global Executive Council meeting.

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Evolution Is a Never Ending Continuous Improvement Cycle; ERP Is No Different

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jun 07, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Charles Darwin first espoused the theory of evolution by natural selection in 1859 in his book “On the Origin of Species” to explain biological changes over several generations. In the software, automation, and systems world we talk a lot about evolution and generations, hence terms like Industrie 4.0 reflecting the fourth generation of industrial technology, or next generation XYZ, be it MES, Enterprise Resource Planning ((ERP) or others.

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Tags: MOM, MES, Enterprise Architecture, IIoT, Digital Transformation

MES Embracing IIoT & Predictive Analytics Remains Hottest IIoT Space [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: MOM, Cloud-Computing, MES, Predictive Maintenance, IIoT, #MondayMusings

A New Cloud-Based MES System is Born, Welcome 42Q

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

For those of us who are Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy fans, the strange name of the latest Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) provider will be clear – 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Arriving at the MESA and IndustryWeek conference in Chicago last week, we were greeted by a banner announcing the birth of 42Q, a new Cloud-based MES provider from San Jose, CA. It is a long time since we have seen a new fully developed MES solution hit the market.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Big Data, MES, Mobility, IIoT

Demystifying Smart Manufacturing at MESA & Defining Quality [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, MES, #MondayMusings