Is Batch Execution the Poor Relation of Manufacturing Execution?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Or is it the other way round? Both batch execution systems (BES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems have been defined by mature Instrument Society of America (ISA) standards. Below we will discuss the voracity of this claim as it demonstrates an interesting dynamic in the market for automation and supervisory control in today’s batch processing industries

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Food Safety / HACCP, Traceability

$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 (SCM), Cloud, Big Data, Traceability, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Volkwagen Software Troubles & Verizon IoT Startup Competition [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Oct 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Verizon Awards $1M to IoT Startups

Verizon launched a competition, Powerful Answers, amongst Internet of Things (IoT) startups and now has the three final technology categories in place, with the mention of twelve companies included. The competition will award the champion one million dollars to support their company.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Big Data, Traceability, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Traceability–Busy Years to Come for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

When we talk of traceability in manufacturing, most people today immediately think of the pharmaceutical industry as the main beneficiary of such technology. Indeed, one might say that much of that industry was initially an unwilling recipient of serialization being forced upon it.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Traceability

Pharmaceutical Traceability and IIoT Utilization [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Traceability, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

4 Reasons Regulated Industries Need to Invest in APM

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Feb 09, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

Asset performance management (APM) is typically thought of as being most relevant to asset-intensive industries that operate 24-7 and rely heavily on asset availability for their production volumes. Examples may include utility, petroleum, or mining industries.

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Tags: Traceability, Asset Performance Management (APM)

What the Industry's Saying About Manufacturing Performance Management

Posted by Greg D'Andrea on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

LNS Research was pleased to be part of the MESA International North American “Unconference" event last month in Milwaukee, WI. Organized with an interactive structure and a focus on attendee-generated discussion, the two-day event included six sessions aimed at helping attendees tackle their manufacturing initiatives and attain best practices within manufacturing and the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) space.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Traceability

3 Steps to Achieving End-To-End Product Traceability [DATA]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Product recalls. Supplier quality issues. Increasing customer demands. For manufacturers, these are all problems that can quickly pop up and throw a huge wrench in the operational gears, significantly impacting the bottom line. Dealing with them efficiently and effectively is key to keeping operations running smoothly and customers happy.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Traceability

6 Benefits of Moving to a Paperless Manufacturing Environment

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

If you have a magazine or newspaper subscription, there’s a good chance these days you’re accessing content via an electronic log-in rather than a trip to the mailbox. Even if you’re one of the diminishing few who prefers the feel of glossy pages or newsprint on your hands, your subscription no doubt contains a digital component that allows you to see the same content via your tablet or smartphone at no additional charge.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Traceability

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 (SCM), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Compliance, Traceability