New Consortium Member, FDA Warning, and High-Tech Deal in East Texas [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Dec 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industrial Internet Consortium welcomes a new member; the FDA’s new guidance release; and Delek Refinery in East Texas Buys Honeywell performance product.

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Tags: Quality Management, IIoT, reliability, Digital Transformation

4 Interesting Questions Your Colleagues Asked About Driving Quality Initiatives

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

On Tuesday, December 6, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “4 Best Practices to Gain Executive Support for You Quality Initiatives.” The presentation helped quality professionals with how to get support for their quality initiatives, and get the attention of senior management and finance. It also revealed exactly what executives need to know to give support, how to align with corporate trends and objectives to advance your cause, where to look for backing from other functions and groups, and which frameworks and industry statistics support your argument.


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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management

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: PLM, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

4 Actions Quality Leaders Should Take to Connect Quality, NPD, & Machine Learning

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Previously, we had discussed quality’s role in New Product Development (NPD) and outlined a few ways in which quality can meaningfully contribute to NPD success. We left a cliff-hanger in that post, which will be addressed here. How does Machine Learning intersect and connect quality and NPD?

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, IIoT, Machine Learning

Two Big Names for Industry 4.0, Acquisition News, & 15 Companies in a Grocery Store [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Nov 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Siemens and Bentley collaborating on Industry 4.0 solutions; Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite; Yokogawa Electric Corp’s acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa; and two interesting infographics on beer and food products companies of the world. Read More

Tags: Quality Management, EHS, cloud, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing

5 Ways to Improve New Product Development (NPD) Through Engaged Quality

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 10:01 AM

Perhaps surprisingly, there is a strong connection between archery hunting and quality’s role in New Product Development (NPD). In both cases, we’re hunting – for customers and market share or quarry – and on a given day of archery and in NPD, there is a number of difficult-to-quantify unknowns that influence our success. Quality management can and should play a role in reducing these NPD risks, therefore increasing successful New Product Introductions (NPI).

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Tags: Risk Management, Quality Management

EQMS Research Updates: EtQ Pushes Cloud and Platform, BIOVIA Goes to China, CEBOS Shows Depth [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusingsDigital Transformation blog series provides executive level insight and analysis from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Quality Management, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Safety Down, Data Speed Up, Factory Just About Anywhere, & a Smelly Plant [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as OSHA releases a list of the ten most cited violations in 2016; MIT speeds up data preparation for analysis; manufacturing without the plant: factory in a box; and Missouri-plant violates air quality regulations. Read More

Tags: Quality Management, Big Data, EHS, Digital Transformation

Top 5 Insights from the LNS Research Roundtable: Quality in NPI

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

On September 29th, the LNS Global Executive Council met to discuss Quality in NPI (New Product Introduction), hosted at the World of Whirlpool in Chicago. The event had active participation from quality leaders from across industry and included presentations from leaders at Whirlpool, MacDermid Performance Solutions, The Oshkosh Corporation, and ThermoFisher Scientific; as well as yours truly.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Quality Management

Sight Machine Announces 2.0 Release & IIC Announces Security Framework [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 03, 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: MOM, ERP, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings