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

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