Is Batch Execution the Poor Relation of Manufacturing Execution?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Or is it the other way round? Both batch execution systems (BES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems have been defined by mature Instrument Society of America (ISA) standards. Below we will discuss the voracity of this claim as it demonstrates an interesting dynamic in the market for automation and supervisory control in today’s batch processing industries

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Tags: MOM, Product Traceability, Food Safety

Volkwagen Software Troubles & Verizon IoT Startup Competition [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Oct 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Verizon Awards $1M to IoT Startups

Verizon launched a competition, Powerful Answers, amongst Internet of Things (IoT) startups and now has the three final technology categories in place, with the mention of twelve companies included. The competition will award the champion one million dollars to support their company.

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Tags: MOM, Big Data, Internet of Things, Product Traceability, Traceability, IIoT

What the Industry's Saying About Manufacturing Performance Management

Posted by Greg D'Andrea on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

LNS Research was pleased to be part of the MESA International North American “Unconference" event last month in Milwaukee, WI. Organized with an interactive structure and a focus on attendee-generated discussion, the two-day event included six sessions aimed at helping attendees tackle their manufacturing initiatives and attain best practices within manufacturing and the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) space.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Operations Management, Product Traceability

3 Steps to Achieving End-To-End Product Traceability [DATA]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Product recalls. Supplier quality issues. Increasing customer demands. For manufacturers, these are all problems that can quickly pop up and throw a huge wrench in the operational gears, significantly impacting the bottom line. Dealing with them efficiently and effectively is key to keeping operations running smoothly and customers happy.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Product Traceability

6 Benefits of Moving to a Paperless Manufacturing Environment

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

If you have a magazine or newspaper subscription, there’s a good chance these days you’re accessing content via an electronic log-in rather than a trip to the mailbox. Even if you’re one of the diminishing few who prefers the feel of glossy pages or newsprint on your hands, your subscription no doubt contains a digital component that allows you to see the same content via your tablet or smartphone at no additional charge.

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Tags: MOM, Product Traceability, Product Recall

Conflicted on Conflict Minerals? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

There’s been increasing talk about incoming conflict mineral reporting requirements among manufacturers across the U.S.–not to mention suppliers around the globe–and the impacts these rules are going to create. And that’s understandable. After all, the new requirements are going to have a seismic effect on how manufacturers do business and achieve visibility and traceability across their entire supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality Management, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

Manufacturing Operations Management Podcast, PTC's SLM Expansion, and other articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

This week's industrial round up includes articles focusing on various aspects of manufacturing software such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing operations management (MOM), and improving product traceability with certain IT enablers.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

New Intelligent Energy Report, Farm to Fork Traceability, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, May 19, 2013 @ 11:00 AM


This week, we are sharing recent industrial articles that include discussion of implementing manufacturing execution systems (MES), food traceability, and energy management.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Energy Management, MES, Product Traceability, Product Recall

Investing in Global Traceability, Advancements in Brain Mapping, and other Industrial News

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Apr 07, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

After stumbling upon many interesting and noteworthy articles published this past week, the below compilation will prove to be a strong set of industrial news. The connection among each thought leadership piece is investment: committing to an idea, a purchase, or an act with the hope of gaining wealth in return. That wealth can be in the form of monetary gains or, better yet, the nature of knowledge. This round up is evidence that the societal plans to invest in technological advancements and global traceability can just as easily be found on the manufacturing plant floor. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Product Traceability

The LNS Weekly Industrial Round Up 2/18/2013 - 2/24/2013

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

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Tags: Sustainability, Operational Excellence, Weekly Roundup, Product Traceability