All New Analytics That Matter Survey from LNS Research and MESA International

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

LNS Research is thrilled to launch the first Analytics That Matter survey in partnership with MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International. For the last six years we partnered with MESA on the Metrics That Matter survey, which has been one important foundational element of LNS Research’s primary data-driven research. As the use of plant-centric data has expanded dramatically since the last survey in early 2016, we decided to change the focus from overall metrics to the use of analytics in manufacturing operations and beyond.

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Categories: Metrics, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Big Data, Benchmarking, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Mobile / Mobility, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Reliability, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Performance Management (APM)

2018 Asset Performance Management Predictions

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Every year LNS analysts offer up our predictions on what the year will bring in each of our coverage areas. In 2018 the most significant shift in APM will be the move away from the maintenance-centric approach that APM was born from 15-20 years ago including enterprise asset management (EAM), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and a focus on reliability and downtime reduction to APM 4.0. APM 4.0 with the emphasis on Digital Twins and prescriptive analytics is more about asset optimization than just reliability and availability.

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Categories: Predictive Maintenance (PM), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Asset Reliability, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Performance Management (APM)

A Large Industrial is Reinventing Operational Excellence with Digital Technology [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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LNS Research believes that 2018 will be the year that the dogmatic approach to Lean and Six Sigma breaks down. A new breed of large industrial company will emerge and prove that an innovative approach is needed to fully capture the potential benefits of digital technology in manufacturing.

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

5 Most Asked Questions from the Quality 4.0 Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Aug 25, 2017

On Thursday, August 24, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Quality 4.0: What You Should Know, How to Get There.” The presentation examined what quality innovation leaders are doing with data, analytics, connectivity, and apps to achieve continuous improvement and considerable operational and financial performance advantages. The discussion included an examination of how to build an effective strategy to reach Quality 4.0.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Quality 4.0

5 Most Asked Questions from the IIoT Use Case Webcast

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Jul 28, 2017

On Thursday, July 13, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “IIoT and Digital Transformation Investment: Proof Points Versus Hype and Promises.” The presentation examined Digital Transformation use cases, and LNS explained the IIoT entry points, approaches, and benefits of six industrial companies.

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Categories: Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Operational Architecture

SAP Leonardo: Live and Kicking! [MondayMusings]

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Categories: Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), #MondayMusings

Tech Companies Beefing Up for IIoT and Smart Manufacturing [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Thu, Jun 01, 2017

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE opens Fort Worth site for asset monitoring; PTC releases ThingWorx 8; EtQ announced a new partner and UI refresh; Plex’s plan for machine learning; and Apple invests big for smart manufacturing tech skills.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML)

Modern Plants, Fresh Tech, Big Money [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Mar 05, 2017

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as food producer builds an Industry 4.0 plant; EHS tech company buys quality software firm; tech giant boasts of fueling economy by $4B; a new compliance and risk software release; LED light company flips the switch on IIoT application; machine learning company banks $4M; and two companies collaborate for connected plant analytics.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Compliance, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Reliability, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), IT/OT, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

IT-OT Convergence: The Most Overused Term of 2016? [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Dec 12, 2016

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides executive level insight and analysis from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Categories: Cloud, Big Data, Information Technology, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), #MondayMusings

4 Actions Quality Leaders Should Take to Connect Quality, NPD, & Machine Learning

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Previously, we had discussed quality’s role in New Product Development (NPD) and outlined a few ways in which quality can meaningfully contribute to NPD success. We left a cliff-hanger in that post, which will be addressed here. How does Machine Learning intersect and connect quality and NPD?

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML)