Tech Companies Beefing Up for IIoT and Smart Manufacturing [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE opens Fort Worth site for asset monitoring; PTC releases ThingWorx 8; EtQ announced a new partner and UI refresh; Plex’s plan for machine learning; and Apple invests big for smart manufacturing tech skills.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management System, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, Machine Learning

Modern Plants, Fresh Tech, Big Money [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Mar 05, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as food producer builds an Industry 4.0 plant; EHS tech company buys quality software firm; tech giant boasts of fueling economy by $4B; a new compliance and risk software release; LED light company flips the switch on IIoT application; machine learning company banks $4M; and two companies collaborate for connected plant analytics.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, Quality Management System, Compliance Management, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, reliability, Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, Smart Factory, IT/OT Convergence

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

6 Questions from Yesterday's EQMS Business Case Webinar

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

On Thursday, June 16, LNS Research hosted a webinar, "Quality Management in the Boardroom: Building the Executive Business Case for EQMS." The presentation focused on giving quality leaders a roadmap to a common issue we find in our conversations with many organizations: they often lack the framework for elevating quality management to the executive level concern it really needs to reach to transform from a cost center to a value center, and transform quality management maturity.

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Tags: Cost of Quality, Quality Management System, Quality Culture

3 Lessons to Learn from Quality Leadership

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:44 AM

Airbags, ignition switches, and even emissions software. While large recalls make the news at a regular pace, these are surrounded by scandal. News reports include claims of illegal or unethical activity executed by individuals or larger groups of people. Unfortunately, as new reports expose even more it’s revealed that the activity was accepted or possibly encouraged by management, as well as the organization at large.

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Tags: Quality Management, Quality Management System, Quality Culture

Quality Management ‘Activism’: Overcoming the Policing Mindset

Posted by Rob Harrison on Thu, Jul 02, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Earlier this week LNS Research conducted an interview with an Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) deployment veteran. The conversation was specifically targeted at capturing the essential ingredients of a successful, best practice driven EQMS vendor selection process, but also touched upon a core philosophy about how to approach quality management that I want to share.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management System

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Local Quality Management Leaders

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

You’re a corporate quality director at a multi-site enterprise with operations spread across the country or around the globe. At some point, you’re going to face the question: how do I keep my local quality leaders engaged, and on the same page?

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Tags: Continuous Improvement, Quality Management System, Quality Culture, Quality Software

Developing a Business Case for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Integration, The $16.5B Energy Management Market, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

The following articles provide advice for many aspects of an organizational structure. Both top executives and plant managers can find insight to assist them in their current initiatives. These discussions include guidelines to developing a business case for departmental integration, how embracing kaizen can improve employee engagement, knowledgable investments in energy management, and considerations for quality management software selection.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Quality Management, Continuous Improvement, Quality Management System, Energy Management, Quality Culture

Demystifying Enterprise Quality Management Software

Posted by Mehul Shah on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Today, it’s common to have a fragmented quality process model across the value chain, making it difficult to effectively and globally communicate and collaborate on quality issues. In contrast to this traditional model, however, many companies are now exploring the emerging solutions category of Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), which is why we felt it important to address EQMS as the focal point of our second Global Quality Advisory Council (GQAC) meeting.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Quality Management, Quality Management System

How the MTB Impacts Your Golf Bag, Star Trek's Quality Management System, and related articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

This week’s compilation includes discussions on the commonalities between Star Trek, golf, manufacturing, and private and public sector collaboration. Quality, both from a product and systems standpoint, plays an important role in the connection between each of the following articles, and more importantly, as you dive into the topic specifics.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Quality Management, Quality Management System