What EHS Managers Need to Know About Digital Transformation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 10:31 AM

As an Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) manager or professional, you’re well-aware of the critical role EHS plays in Operational Excellence. There is no doubt that your company has one (or more) continuous improvement initiatives aimed towards operational efficiency and effectiveness; perhaps it’s based on a Lean approach or Six Sigma. A strong EHS component is necessary for such initiatives to produce desired results. After all, an unsafe plant that doesn’t meet compliance obligations or manage operational risks is not a smooth-running, profitable plant.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Cloud, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Tech Buzz, EHS Superstar, and Planning for that Trip to Mars: [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as EtQ showing off solution integration; GE releases WIP Solution; chem company earns “Healthy Worksite” certification; and sensors in space with humans.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Compliance, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

First Steps Toward Digital Transformation: Building in Smart & Connected [MondayMusings]

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

The marketing hype on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Connected Devices suggests that this technology will just spontaneously appear in the market and be available for immediate deployment. Data tells a different story though. The LNS “Metrics that Matter” and “IIoT” surveys show there is growing awareness and interest in Digital Transformation and how it will change the way companies operate. However, organizations have made little progress in this direction. In many respects, most manufacturers still need to take the first steps toward Digital Transformation.

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Tags: Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation

6 Top Questions from Yesterday's Smart Connected Assets Webcast

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

On Tuesday, September 20, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “The Role of Smart Connected Assets in Digital Transformation.” This presentation focused on how Digital Transformation initiatives and enabling technologies from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platforms enable organizations to evolve business models. It further explains the IIoT, Cloud, Big Data Analytics, and Mobility, and how these technology trends drive better communication, asset maintenance, and products and services that create greater business value.

Here are the most-asked questions we received during the presentation.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation

Sometimes Industry Must Look Outside the Usual Supplier Community to Get the Most from IIoT [MondayMusings]

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Sep 19, 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: Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Smart Connected Assets Continue to Increase Presence in the Plant

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 10:32 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) has been an early benefactor of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Organizations are harnessing existing data footprints to uncover insights and redefine work processes and organization structures to increase uptime and provide improved services back to their internal customer – operations.

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Tags: Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Economical Predictive Maintenance and Emerson to Acquire Pentair Valves & Controls Business [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Sep 04, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as an economical move towards predictive maintenance; IIC selects ABB to Steering Committee; Emerson to acquire Pentair Valves and Control Business; and Intel demonstrates a new tracking method.  Read More

Tags: Predictive Maintenance (PM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Rockwell Automation: Its FactoryTalk APM Software Portfolio

Posted by Justine Holt on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Asset Performance Management (APM) is a critical core competency for any manufacturer or asset intensive company. LNS Research has designated APM, along with Quality, Manufacturing Operations, Energy Management, and Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS)/Sustainability as a pillar of Operational Excellence. Failure to achieve excellence in any one of these pillars puts Enterprise Performance at risk and failure in in two or more pretty much dooms any chance of achieving Operational Excellence, regardless of how the enterprise defines it.

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Tags: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Auto Makers Joining the IoT Race, New (but not surprising) Partnership, Med Devices & Apps [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as auto makers joining the IoT race; a new (but not surprising) partnership; med devices & apps; and more.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Cloud, Big Data, Compliance, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Harnessing Asset & Knowledge Data for Smart Connected Operations

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 10:01 AM

There is no doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platforms are beginning to make an impact on asset intensive industries today. Much of the focus has been on the technological advances in Big Data, Cloud and Analytics, but a big opportunity remains. For years’ organizations have been investing in equipment and people that have generated data. Now that the economies of scale are making prudent sense, it’s time to take advantage in the form of Smart Connected Operations. In this post we will explore the key components of Assets, Workforce Knowledge and Data to harness in the journey towards Smart Connected Operations.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Predictive Maintenance (PM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)