Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016: The SCM Cloud Has Arrived

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Oracle held its fourth annual Modern Supply Chain Experience (formerly Value Chain Summit) January 25-27, 2016 in San Jose, CA. The MSCE represents Oracle’s flagship event for Manufacturing Operations, Enterprise Quality Management, Product Lifecycle Management, and Asset Performance Management (APM) users and LNS Research was happy to attend for the second time, joining more than 2,000 attendees to see Oracle’s new vision for the SCM Cloud.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, cloud

$115M in NYC Manufacturing & Oracle Improves SCM Solution [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Nov 08, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Life Sciences Complying with EHS Requirements

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Cloud-Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Traceability, EHS

The Risks of Neglecting Supply Chain EHS Performance, and 5 Solutions

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

The need to manage environment, health and safety (EHS) performance across our organizations and throughout our global plants has never been more apparent. While considerations of EHS performance were once limited to one organization’s performance within its four walls, things have changed. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility and traction afforded by online communications and social media, and the growing need to improve and report on end-to-end sustainability performance are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across their supply chain.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety, Supply Chain Management

Quality, to Infinity and Beyond at Infusion 2014

Posted by Paul Leavoy 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: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, SPC Software

Conflicted on Conflict Minerals? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

There’s been increasing talk about incoming conflict mineral reporting requirements among manufacturers across the U.S.–not to mention suppliers around the globe–and the impacts these rules are going to create. And that’s understandable. After all, the new requirements are going to have a seismic effect on how manufacturers do business and achieve visibility and traceability across their entire supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality Management, Product Traceability, Compliance Management

Mitigating Supply-Chain Risk, OEE in Packaging, The Future of Global Manufacturing, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

What do a panel of industry experts forecast for the changing global manufacturing industry? How effectively can quality management software oversee the actions within your supplier network? Or, is measuring overall equipment effectiveness really as easy as they say? Gain valuable insight into these pressing questions below.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Supply Chain Management, Weekly Roundup, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management, Quality Risk Management

The LNS Weekly Industrial Roundup: 1/13/2013 – 1/19/2013

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jan 20, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

We’re back for Round 2. After gathering these articles from the week, I noticed an underlying theme throughout most of this compilation: Societal Advancement. As our world evolves, it’s only expected for changes to gradually alter everyday life. Yet, are these progressions always considered improvements or are some bound to negatively impact the human population? I’ll leave it up to you to make your own opinion.

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Tags: Sustainability, EQMS, Supply Chain Management, Weekly Roundup

Supplier Quality Management: A Risk Based Approach

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 04:26 PM

In our modern economy, business decisions are made based on the forces of the global supply and demand network. In many cases, outsourcing just for cost savings is no longer an optimal strategy; rather market leading companies are trying to balance a diverse set of needs across a global network, which includes responsiveness, quality, and innovation as well as cost. In such an environment, many companies are attempting to engage in off-shoring, near-shoring, and on-shoring strategies all at the same time. So what steps do executives need to take to excel and lead in such an environment?

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Risk Management, EQMS, Supply Chain Management, Operational Risk Management, Supplier Quality Management, Quality Risk Management