Automotive Industry: Ground Zero for Extended Supply Chain Digital Tsunami?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Let’s take a few moments to think about how much new technology has made its way into our automobiles and automobile-related transportation over the last few years. It’s been an exhilarating ride already, and our research is showing that the speed and impacts of new technology and business models are only going to increase, and touch everyone involved in the industry.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

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

Automotive Industry: A Ground for Digitization Across the Extended Supply Chain

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:08 AM

Let’s take a few moments to think about how much new technology has made its way into our automobiles and automobile-related transportation over the last few years. It’s been an exhilarating ride already, and our research is showing that the speed and impacts of new business models and technology is only going to increase, and touch everyone involved in the industry.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Internet of Things, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Enviance Acquires Cloud-Based EHS Provider & Drones Fly Free [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Enviance Acquires Actio Corporation; commerical users can now fly drones for profit purposes without a pilot's license; and Intel continues with its IoT vision.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Cloud-Computing, Internet of Things, EHS, IIoT, Digital Transformation

4 Key Takeaways to Reduce Supplier Defects

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) has been important in certain industries for decades, and increasingly important across most industries. However, SQM automation rates remain stubbornly low, with just 23% of respondents in LNS Research’s Quality Management survey stating that they’ve automated SQM with software (for more information, read this). Likewise, SQM best practices are implemented by just 24% of respondents.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Closed Loop Quality Management

A Hot Week for Acquisitions & Partnerships: IIoT, EHS, SCM, & Cloud Solutions [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jun 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as IHS's Operational Excellence and Risk Management business unit is acquired by Genstar Capital; Dassault Systèmes acquires Ortems; Enablon is acquired by Wolter Kluwer Legal & Regulartory; and IBM and Cisco form a partnership.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Big Data, EHS, IIoT, cloud

NEW Digital Transformation Business Unit & IoT Everything [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, May 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Honeywell Process Solutions introduces its new Digital Transformation business unit; Hewlett-Packard Enterprise launches its HPE Universe IoT platform; Hitachi launches an IoT business unit focused on sustainability; and SAP collaborates with UPS to improve its supply chain management and on-demand additive manufacturing.

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

PowerPlex 2016: Continued Momentum for the Manufacturing Cloud

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

jason_blessing-1.jpgPowerPlex was held in downtown Detroit, April 25th to the 28th. A fitting location for the event, as one of the original cradles of American manufacturing and a success story for urban revitalization.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Cloud-Computing, ERP, IIoT

Solving the Supply Chain Outside of the Four Walls: Infor Innovation Summit Recap

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 03:14 PM

Last week I had an opportunity to attend the Infor Innovation Summit in NYC. This is the annual two-day analyst event hosted by Infor’s executive team, led by CEO Charles Phillips. This year’s event focused on the opportunity to increase workforce productivity, which has been stagnant since 2007 even though technology investment and use has increased significantly. For Infor, this opportunity is the next era of Enterprise Innovation

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, ERP, Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation & the Extended Supply Chain: SAP Insider 2016 [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

SAP has clearly been a company in transition over the past five years (let’s call it the HANA era) and this was reflective in the change of positioning and some in leadership at the past several SAP Insiders for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), MFG, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Several years ago the theme was Idea to Performance and Operational Excellence. Starting last year and continuing to this year’s March 2016 edition of the event in Las Vegas, the positioning was clearly centered on SAP’s concept of the Extended Supply Chain.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, #MondayMusings