The LNS Weekly Industrial Round Up 3/10/2013

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Mar 10, 2013

In the past months, our team has often been prompted with the question; “What do you, and/or executives you have spoken with, see as the top industrial business development trends?”  This week’s round up may serve as an adequate response to such a query. Lean business operations, sustainable processes, implementing effective global collaboration programs, and educating the next generation on such topics.

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Categories: Sustainability, Lean Manufacturing, #Roundup, Benchmarking

What the Experts Say About Quality Management Metrics [Infographic]

Posted by | Research Team | on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

As a quality manager, you have a responsibility to ensure that the quality of your organization’s products and processes are within specification. But why stop there? Many companies today are built around a model of operational excellence that focuses on continuous improvement in all areas of business. In this sense, your job as a quality manager is never really done.

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Categories: Metrics, Benchmarking, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

Improving OEE through Real-Time Visibility of Quality Metrics [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Feb 08, 2013

With today’s competitive global economy, it’s no surprise that manufacturing and industrial companies are constantly trying to cut costs and improve productivity. It’s often in the ability to deliver a product at a marginally lower cost, quicker time, higher quality, or a combination of factors that separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. However, after taking care of the so-called “low-hanging fruits,” identifying areas for improvement becomes increasingly difficult.

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Categories: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Metrics, Benchmarking, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

LNS Research Launches New Website

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

LNS Research ( launches its new website focused on helping Information Technology (IT) and Line of Business executives achieve operational excellence in the industrial environment. Through the website, executives will be able to access targeted research documents which include Solution Selection Guides, Best Practices Guides, Vendor Snapshots, Research Snapshots, and Market Leader Case Studies.

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Categories: About LNS Research, Benchmarking

The LNS Research Approach: Share, Learn, and Improve

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, May 08, 2012

The manufacturing industry is going through more changes today than perhaps any time in its storied past. Issues surrounding the economy, government regulations, technological innovation and sustainability have set the industry on a new course and triggered a transformation that is occurring right in front of our eyes.

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Categories: About LNS Research, Sustainability, Benchmarking, Operational Excellence

Top 3 Challenges in Benchmarking Research for Industrial Operations

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jan 17, 2012

The concepts behind benchmarking research for industrial operations have been applied successfully by many leading organization in the world. However, many companies still struggle with the basics. Benchmarking, in the simplest terms, involve comparing performance to peers, understanding gaps in operations, and taking steps to close the gap and improve performance.

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Categories: About LNS Research, Benchmarking

Part 1: Quality Management Strategy

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Jan 13, 2012

Over the coming months LNS Research will be conducting it's first major research project on the Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) space. This research project will include several different reports, one focused on the vendor landscape and another focused on best practices used in the industry.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Benchmarking

Benchmarking Research Best Practices

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Many companies attempt to use benchmarking research to uncover hidden opportunities, implement best practices, and create a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, many companies fall short of their goals in these areas.

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Categories: Benchmarking, About LNS Research