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

OSIsoft, SAP, and Splunk focus on Big Data Analytics for Industry [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 17, 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, PLM, Big Data, IIoT, #MondayMusings

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

Sight Machine Announces 2.0 Release & IIC Announces Security Framework [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 03, 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, ERP, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Smart Connected Operations Driving Changes in the Supplier Community, Not Just for End Users [MondayMusings]

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Digital Transformation is not just impacting the users of technology, but the supplier community as well—and not just by opening doors for new Big Data or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startups.

 

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Tags: MOM, Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things, IIoT

GE Digital in Paris: Digital Foundry and Minds+Machines

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

GE Digital was kind to invite my colleague Mehul Shah and me to two consecutive events in Paris last month: the launch of the Paris Digital Foundry and Minds+Machines 2016 Europe. Both were filled with inspirational talk of the GE vision, and reconfirmed to LNS Research that GE Digital is going all in on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) not just in the US, but globally.

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Tags: MOM, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

Oracle’s Asset Performance Management and Industry Solution Capabilities

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 09:59 AM

As companies today continue to pursue Operational Excellence initiatives, they have some exciting advancements on the horizon in the form of Smart Connected Assets and Smart Connected Operations. It comes as no surprise today that many companies are spending considerable time and resources on bringing together Information and Operation Technology (IT/OT) to begin to build the architecture to facilitate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled operations.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, MOM, ERP, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, EAM, cloud

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

Analyzing the Digital Transformation Strategy of SAP & Pharma MES Market with Siemens [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 20, 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, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

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