Siemens Lines Up Its Digital Efforts to Compete in the Right Race [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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

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Tags: MOM, PLM, Big Data, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Busy Week for Digital Solutions Companies: Acquisitions, Investments, & Product Releases [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Nov 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Koch Industries Invests in Infor; GE Digital Acquires Three Tech Companies; Arena’s Newest Release; and Siemens Buys Mentor Graphics.

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Tags: PLM, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

New PLM Offering, Legacy Machines into the Cloud, A/C Gets Connected, and An Industry 4.0 Role Model [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Siemens' new PLM offering; collaboration and testing for a new connectivity device and platform; Faurecia's Industry 4.0 plant in Indiana; and a Panasonic/Schneider Electric partnership and integration for energy management.

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Tags: PLM, Cloud-Computing, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0

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

Season of Standards & Frameworks, Digital Goldmines, and Tech Vendor Doings [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Sep 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as IIC's Industrial Internet Security Framework; the new global quality standard for auto industry; a global mining company digitizes global operations; industry-specific PLM approach; and Oracle's acquisition of a supply chain management vendor.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Operations Management, PLM, Product Lifecycle Management, Quality Management, Quality Management System, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things

Rockwell Automation TechED 2016: Setting the Stage for Transformation

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

On June 13-17th in Orlando, Florida over 2,100 attendees joined Rockwell Automation for #ROKTechED 2016. I have been attending the event since 2008 and it continues to grow each year. Outside of Automation Fair, #ROKTechED now represents the largest user event hosted by the company. To the uninitiated, this year’s event may have seemed like more of the same and a continuation of the Connected Enterprise theme. To those paying attention to the nuance of language and posturing used, I saw a company starting to prepare for transformation.

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Tags: PLM, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Asset Reliability Starts With Ideation: Applying Product Design to Plant Design

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Many of LNS Research’s manufacturing clients have product lifecycle management (PLM) processes in place that include design-for-quality or design-for-reliability built into their basic structure that includes quality and reliability criteria, and design principles into the product requirements. These PLM processes start at the ideation or product conceptualization phase.

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Tags: PLM, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT

NEW Industrial Mobility Solution in the Making & EQT Acquires IFS [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Dec 06, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

NEW Mobility Solution in the Making: Rockwell & Microsoft Collaboration

Many organizations recognize that smart connected assets and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is quickly building a reputation for a more collaborative industrial environment, and are working towards solutions to increase mobility in the interconnected industrial environment.

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Tags: Risk Management, PLM, Internet of Things, Mobility, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, 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

Software as a Business Worry – Volkswagen Is Just the First

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Everybody involved in the business of manufacturing has been shocked by the revelations of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. It seems incredible to many of us that a company so steeped in success and growth would make such a clearly illegal move in order to grow its business.

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Tags: PLM, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, IIoT