Vivek Murugesan

Vivek Murugesan is a Research Associate with LNS Research. He conducts survey and data analysis, manages survey and data acquisition, develops data models, and assists analysts with research and analysis across the breadth of coverage areas for LNS. Vivek holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University, with a focus on supply chain and data analytics.
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Data Collection in an IIoT-Based MOM World

Posted by Vivek Murugesan on Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Until recently, manufacturing operations management (MOM) software and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms were two distinct solutions serving different purposes and providing separate capabilities. That’s no longer the case. MOM software vendors today embed several IIoT capabilities that enable the applications to run at any level in the operational structure. This new degree of connectivity, together with smart connected devices and inexpensive sensors have enabled manufacturers to replace older, monolithic MOM solutions with IIoT-based MOM applications in the plant.

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud

Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: IIoT, VR/AR, 3D Printing, and Whatnot

Posted by Vivek Murugesan on Fri, Jun 08, 2018

The Smart Manufacturing Experience launched its first edition of manufacturing event on April 30, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center. The 3-day event, which focused mostly on Smart Manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), additive manufacturing, and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), witnessed several hundred presenters and attendees from an assortment of companies including IIoT Platform start-ups, industrial analytics providers, 3D printing companies, and big technology players like Microsoft, PTC, among others.

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Categories: Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Quality Leaders Explain How Customer Complaints Work for Them

Posted by Vivek Murugesan on Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Quality leaders often view customer complaints as a reactive metric and the last line of defense in their arsenal. Though the term may seem pessimistic on a first glance, when collected, analyzed, and promptly handled, customer complaints have the potential to be a net positive for manufacturers. Not only from a metrics and operations standpoint but also in enabling closed-loop processes and driving a culture of quality throughout the organization.

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Categories: Cost of Quality (CoQ), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)