VelocityEHS and Enhsa Partner Up & Emerson Sells Shares for $5.2 Billion

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Aug 07, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Velocity and Enhesa announces a strategic partnership; Emerson sells Network Power Leroy-Somer business for $5.2 billion; Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity; and Biogen may have a possible buyout on the horizon.

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Tags: Sustainability, Manufacturing, EHS, cloud

Enablon Acquisition Exemplifies Shift in EHS Software Landscape

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

A big step in the logical evolution of the environment, health, and safety (EHS) software market occurred when regulatory and legal information powerhouse, Wolters Kluwers announced that it will acquire EHS, risk and sustainability software vendor, Enablon.

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Tags: Sustainability, Operational Excellence, Risk Management, EHS

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

FANUC, Cisco, & Rockwell Collaborate on IIoT & HP Upholds Sustainability [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Avoiding 'Hoverboard' Mishaps with Operational Architecture and Standards

If the recent holiday craze over hoverboards has proved anything, it’s that not all "great ideas" are actually great ideas...

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, Quality Management, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, reliability

Rhythm & Foundation: 5 Ways EHS Management Drives Success

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

As I start my new career adventure as the lead EHS Analyst at LNS Research, I’m charged with developing new frameworks for thinking about and analyzing environmental, health, and safety and sustainability issues and solutions. The vocabulary we use to describe problems and develop solutions is important, so naturally my mind wanders often onto how we talk about the EHS business function.

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, Quality Management, EHS

Three Takeaways from the Paris Climate Conference (COP21)

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 02:59 PM

Since it commenced this past Monday, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21, also known as the 21st Conference of the Parties) has been all over international news.

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Tags: Sustainability

Adapting to EHS Pressures Facing Oil & Gas Manufacturers

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

It’s no secret that, in the oil & gas industry, employee safety has long been an important issue. Not only are oil & gas companies dealing with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements and customer demands, recent negative events have contributed to public scrutiny of health and safety standards across the industry.

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, EHS

A Month of Highs and Lows for Conflict Mineral Rules

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

May was a month of both progress and setbacks on the conflict minerals front. Just as one region established a commitment to support mandatory reporting on conflict minerals, on the other side of the globe another region found the success of existing commitments, well, lacklustre at best. In the face of these developments, it’s a valid question for affected manufacturers to ask whether efforts to combat the conflict minerals trade are beginning a long journey toward eventual success or simply dead in the water.

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Tags: Sustainability, EHS

6 Questions from This Week’s Sustainability and Energy Intelligence Webcast

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

On Tuesday, March 24 I participated in a webinar at Panoramic Power entitled “Enabling Operational Excellence with Energy Intelligence.” As is often the case, there were too many questions to address from the audience in the time allotted, which I’ll address below.

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Tags: Sustainability, IEM

3 Reasons We Need to Bring Product Stewardship Back

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

Once upon a time, product stewardship entered the corporate lexicon as a term that essentially asked producers to take responsibility for the complete lifecycle of their products, particularly from an environment, health and safety (EHS) perspective. But somewhere in the process, "product stewardship" got lost as an all-encompassing term describing how we approach the cradle-to-grave impacts of the things we generate. No longer should this be the case.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety