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

IQMS Pinnacle User Conference: Setting the Stage for Next-Gen Manufacturing ERP

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

On April 5-7 IQMS welcomed over 500 customers to Las Vegas NV for the Pinnacle User Conference. The event represented a major milestone for the company. It was the farewell of outgoing CEO/founder Randall Flamm and first user conference for the new management team, including: Gary Nemmers CEO, Dan Redundz CTO, and Steve Bieszczat CMO.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, MES

The 3 Eras of MOM in the Next GEC Meeting

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Many manufacturers are talking about Industrie 4.0. We can define the previous three from the original industrial resolution, to the coming of mass production, and the arrival of electronics and IT in manufacturing. This got me to thinking about the history of manufacturing operations management (MOM), and its close cousin manufacturing execution systems (MES).

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Tags: MOM, MES, MOM Software, Smart Connected Assets, iot, IIoT

What’s the Difference Between MOM & MES?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

I would like to bring to your attention something that has been on my mind for at least 20 years (I know, I do not live a very interesting life!). A topic that is mentioned quite often at LNS Research, what the difference is between MOM and MES?

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Tags: MOM, MES, IIoT

iBASEt Conference Demonstrates Depth in Discrete MES, Breadth to Follow?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

iBASEt recently held its annual Excelerate conference in Newport Beach California, a destination sure to attract a broad and engaged audience to 90-degree heat in October. And there was plenty of reason to be engaged. 

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Tags: PLM, Internet of Things, MES, Manufacturing Operations

Hacking Over a Million Vehicles Through the IoT [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Aug 09, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

IoT Drives Strong Capabilities

As many manufacturing professionals know, and more recently everyone else, the internet of things (IoT) is capable of incredible things.

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Tags: Manufacturing, ERP, Big Data, MES, Mobility

Pharmaceutical Traceability and IIoT Utilization [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

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Tags: MOM, Internet of Things, OEE, MES, Traceability

Plex Satisfies Customers, Going (New) Places in MES

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Plex Systems held its annual customer event, PowerPlex, in Nashville at the end of June. MES growth and industry expansion were among several key messages.

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Tags: MOM, ERP, Internet of Things, MES

Insights into ABB’s Software Portfolio from Automation and Power World 2015

Posted by Mehul Shah on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

This article will highlight LNS Research’s take on ABB’s solutions after attending its biennial North American user conference in Houston on March 2 and 3, 2015. This article is targeted towards anyone who is currently leveraging or planning to invest in ABB’s solutions.

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Tags: Internet of Things, MES