PTC Taking Aim at IIoT Platform Market and Epicor Continues Vertical, Cloud, and UX Focus [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

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: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 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: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 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: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing

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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (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: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation

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: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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 (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

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 (PLM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (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: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)