Standards in the IIoT: ISA-95 and Beyond

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

 

In our recent work on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and manufacturing operations management (MOM), LNS Research has highlighted the inexorable journey MOM systems are taking as they become an integral part of IIoT-based systems and solutions. Much of this journey, when looked at from the outside, is somewhat haphazard to date as each vendor is doing its own thing. Hopefully, that will change as we move towards MOM 4.0, the seventh life of MOM.

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Tags: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Information Technology

8 Ways MOM Software Is Transforming Shop-Floor Quality

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Generally, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software is thought of primarily as a collection of applications that manage production and related operations and activities. This is certainly true—the core intended purpose of MOM applications is to connect, aggregate, and federate shop-floor automation activities, along with all of the additional production workflows and supporting activities to the larger ERP and reporting software of the enterprise.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Quality, to Infinity and Beyond at Infusion 2014

Posted by | Research Team | on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Recently LNS Senior Associate Mehul Shah and I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Infusion 2014 in sunny Marina Del Rey near Los Angeles, CA. The event, a semiannual manufacturing intelligence conference held by InfinityQS, shows users of the software how to give their metrics meaning, identify areas for improvement, and turn manufacturing information into actionable data.

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Tags: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

Examining Camstar’s Evolution in the Enterprise MES Software Space

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

In the push to remain competitive on a global scale, manufacturing organizations have had to evaluate their production operations and shore up any areas where costs can be decreased and profitability maximized. These include lowering risk, improving customer responsiveness and service levels, obtaining a higher return on assets, and others.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Cloud, Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Improving OEE through Real-Time Visibility of Quality Metrics [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

With today’s competitive global economy, it’s no surprise that manufacturing and industrial companies are constantly trying to cut costs and improve productivity. It’s often in the ability to deliver a product at a marginally lower cost, quicker time, higher quality, or a combination of factors that separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. However, after taking care of the so-called “low-hanging fruits,” identifying areas for improvement becomes increasingly difficult.

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Tags: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Metrics, Benchmarking, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

How to Choose the Right SPC Software Vendor

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Recently, we had a conversation with a large food and beverage manufacturer about quality management and software strategies. Topics of the discussion included Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) software.

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Tags: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

Benefits of Statistical Process Control and SPC Software

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

In our last post we examined the challenges many companies face with Statistical Process Control and SPC Software. We showed, through example, how many companies struggle to gain buy-in for SPC among operators and middle management. We also showed how many of these companies fail to support initiatives at the enterprise level with the necessary leadership, process, and technology business capabilities

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Cost of Quality (CoQ), Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Challenges with Statistical Process Control and SPC Software

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 02:37 PM

Many of my recent posts have focused on Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Software. In this post I want to explore the traditional approach to Statistical Process Control or SPC Software that many companies have taken as well as some of the common challenges these companies run into.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Statistical Process Control (SPC)