All New Analytics That Matter Survey from LNS Research and MESA International

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 10:23 AM

LNS Research is thrilled to launch the first Analytics That Matter survey in partnership with MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International. For the last six years we partnered with MESA on the Metrics That Matter survey, which has been one important foundational element of LNS Research’s primary data-driven research. As the use of plant-centric data has expanded dramatically since the last survey in early 2016, we decided to change the focus from overall metrics to the use of analytics in manufacturing operations and beyond.

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Tags: Metrics, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Big Data, Benchmarking, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Mobile / Mobility, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Reliability, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Why OEE and Plant Visualization Projects Keep Failing [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, IT/OT, #MondayMusings

The Siemens Approach to APM: Focus on Equipment Reliability

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric that most manufacturers rely on to help them understand how well their manufacturing operations are performing. Almost every discussion LNS Research has with end user clients about manufacturing operations eventually comes to OEE. A key factor influencing OEE is asset reliability. The bottom line is that a poorly performing asset due to poor maintenance can kill your OEE performance. The challenge that many companies face is there are multiple ways to address reliability. That’s why LNS Research is highlighting the automation and Product Life Management (PLM) giant, Siemens, and its approach to equipment reliability.

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Tags: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Asset Reliability, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Rockwell Automation: Its FactoryTalk APM Software Portfolio

Posted by Justine Holt on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) is a critical core competency for any manufacturer or asset intensive company. LNS Research has designated APM, along with Quality, Manufacturing Operations, Energy Management, and Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS)/Sustainability as a pillar of Operational Excellence. Failure to achieve excellence in any one of these pillars puts Enterprise Performance at risk and failure in in two or more pretty much dooms any chance of achieving Operational Excellence, regardless of how the enterprise defines it.

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Tags: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

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: Cloud, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), #MondayMusings

Is Supplier Quality Management Disruptive?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is a top of mind consideration for quality leaders across industries. When done properly, aligned with best practices, it can also provide substantial increases in departmental, operational, and financial performance. Earlier we discussed the changing role of technology in SQM and introduced possibility of SQM technology as a disrupter.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

OEE: Where Quality Meets Asset Performance & Operations

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 @ 09:55 AM

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has been discussed a lot in the LNS Research blog from both an Asset Performance Management (APM) and a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) perspective. This time I thought I’d explore OEE as a quality metric since nearly a third of our Quality survey respondents ranked it as a key metric (third only behind customer complaints and on-time delivery).

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Pharmaceutical Traceability and IIoT Utilization [Roundup]

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

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Traceability, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

How EQMS Drives Revenue and Compliance Goals in Life Science SMBs

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

It’s the nature of a manufacturing business to have both competing and complementary goals and objectives. Financial and operational goals are sometimes seemingly at odds where time and resource investments should be made to best meet overall corporate initiatives. But sometimes, there exist opportunities for alignment and synergy as well.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

6 Common Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Myths Debunked

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

It’s not uncommon today, if you visit a manufacturing plant, to see large digital displays peering down at the workforce, keeping everyone apprised of some of the key metrics, measurements, and statistics of what’s happening on the shop floor. Listed among these backlit harbingers, you might see a board with three ominous vowels—“O,” “E,” “E,” Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Surely this metric holds great importance to all beneath its glow.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Asset Performance Management (APM)