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

Posted by | Research Team | 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), Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud, 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: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

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

Posted by | Research Team | 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, Mobile / Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Siemens Acquires Camstar: Better Realizing Innovation for 3 Vertical Industries

Posted by Mark Davidson on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

A couple of weeks back, we attended a special analyst webcast announcing the intent of Siemens to acquire Camstar, a long-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) player, as part of the Siemens PLM software group. This transaction is on a fast track to culminate in November, 2014 with terms undisclosed, as Camstar is a privately held company.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

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 (PLM), Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Asset Performance Management (APM)

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 (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Dassault Systèmes' Apriso Manufacturing Software Capabilities

Posted by Mark Davidson on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

When it comes to today’s manufacturing businesses, most of the low-hanging fruit in improving traditional processes or legacy systems has been picked. Many of these improvements involve leveraging cutting-edge technology to its fullest, as well as defining common goals and aligning processes across multiple plants and business units in order to meet enterprise-level goals.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Solution Selection Guide, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)