IoT Partnerships and Auto Emissions Progress [Roundup]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Mar 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Caterpillar Invests in Analytics Startup Uptake

Earlier this week mining and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar announced an investment and partnership with a data analytics platform start-up called Uptake for the purposes of building "predictive diagnostics" for Caterpillar and its customers. The move is the latest example of an industrial company pursuing the promise of improved predictive maintenance in Asset Performance Management through harnessing Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

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All About the Internet of Things (IoT) [Roundup]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Mar 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being incorporated in an increasing number of industrial applications these days as IoT software application providers partner with larger platform providers, and the concerns that businesses have around things like security, implementation costs, and viability begin to slowly recede and be replaced with growing success stories that open industry's eyes to the vast potential for IoT technology within their respective organizations.

In this week's round up, we highlight some recent business activity from software and IT providers that's moving the IoT conversation forward, and take a look at some examples of how the IoT is already driving tremendous value in different industries through increased efficiency, improved safety, lower costs, and more informed decision making.

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How to Double Your Energy Intensity Improvements [Roundup]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

AspenTech Acquires BLOWDOWN Depressurization Modeling Software

Some news in the manufacturing software space this week as AspenTech acquired BLOWDOWN, a software technology developed by Professor Stephen Richardson of Imperial College London, and Dr. Graham Saville, formerly of Imperial College. BLOWDOWN uses depressurization modeling to improve safety and monitor critical activity in oil & gas processing plants.

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Fighting Traffic with Big Data and Why You Need EHS Software [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Feb 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

This week's roundup discusses quality, maintenance, environment, health, and safety management, and big data. If you think an article should be included in the weekly roundup, email info@lnsresearch.com.

Big Data Startups Fight Urban Gridlock

The biggest headlines in the transportation technology market today tend to be around "ridesharing" services and the future of self-driving cars, but a number of startup companies are focusing less on the particular vessels, and more on the spaces in between. Miovision Technologies and Urban Engines are leveraging Big Data technology to feed municipalities mountains of traffic data to help fight gridlock.

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Driverless Cars and Driving Value with APM Software Investments [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Feb 15, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

With technology like driverless cars seeming futuristic only years ago, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on the less mainstream innovations that are driving revolutionary change in manufacturing. For instance, connected devices coupled with stronger, faster analytics are leading a new charge on maintenance, quality, and energy performance. And we’re just at the tip of the iceberg. More in this week’s roundup.

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Operational Improvements: Cloud Software and EHS Management [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Feb 08, 2015 @ 11:26 AM

The pursuit of Operational Excellence no doubt takes a good mix of both strategy and execution. This week's roundup hones in on a few key topics to keep in mind as you inspect your approach to continuous operational improvements. As always, if you have any content that you think would be a good fit for LNS Reserch's weekly roundup, please feel free to email it to me here.

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Lean Lessons from Blizzard Snow and an LED-Lit Super Bowl [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Feb 01, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

From the Superbowl to major winter storms, there are always opportunities to improve the way we operate. Much like the manufacturing envionment, preparedness goes a long way to ensuring things run smoothly, but the tasks of looking to the future and evolving with the world around us are never-ending. This week's roundup inspects these topics and more.

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Manufacturing's Wage Premium and Why Automation Is Key In F&B [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

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Expanding Your Manufacturing Technology Strategy in 2015 [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

The implications of mobile strategies (or lack thereof) within manufacturing operations continue to grow as potential use cases expand, technology simplifies tasks, and internal IT organizations rethink policies around security, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and others. In this week's roundup, we lay out the most important considerations to expand (or get started) on your mobile strategy. We also discuss other areas of manufacturing technology expansion, such as next-generation enterprise systems. 

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What Will 2015 Bring for Manufacturing? [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

It's that time of year again; a time for reflecting on 2014 as it comes to a close and looking forward to 2015. And what's in store for next year? Among other prognostications, our team looks at how the late-summer implementation of new regulations in life sciences is poised to affect the industry and how companies can prepare. Additionally, we look at what we believe will be one of the bigger topics gaining momentum next year--the Internet of Things--and what major developments will be seen in 2015. All this and more in this week's round-up and of course, Happy New Year from LNS!

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