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

A Hot Week for Acquisitions & Partnerships: IIoT, EHS, SCM, & Cloud Solutions [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as IHS's Operational Excellence and Risk Management business unit is acquired by Genstar Capital; Dassault Systèmes acquires Ortems; Enablon is acquired by Wolter Kluwer Legal & Regulartory; and IBM and Cisco form a partnership.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Big Data, EHS, IIoT, cloud

5 Ways Smart Connected Products will Transform Quality Management

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 04, 2016 @ 01:03 PM

With all the economic potential and projections (some 50 billion devices predicted to be interconnected by 2020) that have been made over the past several years, most everyone has at least heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) at this point, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it (or its potential) have always been well communicated.

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Tags: Product Lifecycle Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Inforum 2014 Focuses on the Cloud and Next Release, Infor Xi

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

Infor held its annual user group meeting, Inforum, in New Orleans during the week of September 15. At this year’s event the focus was on the cloud. As Infor evolved from being a software company that was a collection of acquisitions to a major enterprise software supplier, many questioned how it would harmonize the diverse portfolio of solutions it managed to accumulate. It has become clear that the current management team led by Charles Phillips has been able to lay out and execute against a strategy of focusing on vertical industries and leveraging open technologies and is now growing the business.

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Tags: Product Lifecycle Management, Vendor Spotlight, Asset Performance Management

Siemens Bringing Together MOM and PLM Businesses Will Benefit Users

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

At the 2014 Siemens PLM and MOM analyst event, held the first week of September in Boston, Siemens updated the industry analyst community on progress on numerous fronts and provided insight into its strategy going forward. The biggest announcement was that the Siemens SIMATIC IT and WinCC HMI/SCADA product group would become part of a combined Siemens PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) business unit.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Product Lifecycle Management

Key Takeaways from the 2013 Siemens PLM Software Analyst Conference

Posted by Mark Davidson on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

A couple of weeks ago, LNS Research attended the 2013 Siemens PLM Software Analyst and Media Conference in Boston, MA. Along with the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) industry’s analyst community, we received briefings and updates from several Siemens executives who are focused on serving different manufacturing industries. We also witnessed several customer testimonials from executives representing companies such as United Launch Alliance, Chrysler, Luerssen Yachts, and Bosch/Siemens Appliances.

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Tags: Product Lifecycle Management

Chinese Manufacturers Implement PLM, Competition Promotes Corporate Sustainability, and other industrial news

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

This week's article compilation includes noteworthy discussions on product lifecycle management software (PLM), the increase in corporate sustainability reporting, best practices for implementing manufacturing operations management (MOM), and material sustainability in advanced manufacturing.

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Tags: Sustainability, Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Operations Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Continuous Improvement

Part 2: Key Takeaways from Siemens PLM Connection 2012

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 09:15 AM

This is the second post of a two-part blog on the Key Takeaways from Siemens PLM Connection 2012. If you missed the first post, you can view it here.

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Tags: Product Lifecycle Management

Part 1: Key Takeaways from Siemens PLM Connection 2012

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 03:38 PM

Earlier this week, LNS Research attended the Siemens PLM Connection 2012 Americas User Conference where enhancements in the Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) space were the focal point. The event, running from May 7-9, opened discussion for recent changes in the industry and also highlighted several of Siemens’ current and future projects. Starting off with first-hand experiences from customers such as Boeing, Honeywell, GM, and more, presentations on emerging products and processes were later given by leaders in the Siemens organization.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Product Lifecycle Management, Quality Management