Return to Operational Excellence 4.0

Posted by Joe Perino on Mon, Nov 01, 2021

In my recent The M&A Rumble in the Jungle blog, I highlighted my 2021 number two prediction that "the focus on APM 4.0 will shift to a broader view in terms of Operational Excellence (OE 4.0) and Operational Risk Management (ORM). This will lead to increasing friction, and at the same time opportunity, between APM and EHS, and quality too...competitors will begin to react in 2021, and we'll see more partnerships and M&A ramping up." We said that the trend has been for both EHS and APM vendors to expand into each other’s territory, in most cases bypassing EAM, since APM solutions can drive whatever EAM is in place. While EAM vendors have a solid business, they risk being squeezed out of the running in the battle over Operational Risk Management (ORM), a key objective of what LNS Research calls Operational Excellence 4.0 (OpEx 4.0). Here, LNS Research refers to the fight between EHS and APM where ORM software straddles the divide between APM vendors' asset reliability, integrity, inspection, and maintenance focus, and the process safety management, incident management, and worker risk assessment functionality of EHS vendors.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Continuous Improvement, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), qualitymanagement

Industrial Transformation: What Are SMBs to Do?

Posted by Patrick Fetterman on Mon, Feb 11, 2019

LNS Research spends a great deal of our time exploring and writing about Industrial Transformation (IX), including best practices around people, processes, and technology. However, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) are not ready for the scope and impact of IX projects – they’re already behind in technology adoption, and don’t have the personnel or budget required to take on a full-blown IX project. These companies however must still compete against larger, resource-rich organizations that are moving ahead with the latest technologies and are seeing step-change improvements in their operations thanks to the new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. So, how can SMBs compete?

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

5 Most Asked Questions from The Connected Worker: Modernize Safety Risk Management Webcast

Posted by Peter S Bussey on Fri, Jun 15, 2018

On Wednesday, June 13, LNS Research co-presented the webcast, “The Connected Worker: Modernize Safety Risk Management” with Gensuite, a Cloud-based EHS management software provider. The presentation examined how safety and health leaders can use digital innovations to enable the connected worker, improve safety, and mitigate risk.

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Categories: Continuous Improvement, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Is it Time to Stop Focusing on Safety Culture?

Posted by Peter S Bussey on Fri, Mar 02, 2018

Safety culture has been a long-standing topic in environment, health, and safety (EHS) and operational risk management (ORM) for industrial organizations. It’s receiving more attention in recent years with increased recognition of the essential role of human capital management and organizational dynamics in running a successful business.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Continuous Improvement, Culture, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Local Quality Management Leaders

Posted by | Research Team | on Wed, Apr 02, 2014

You’re a corporate quality director at a multi-site enterprise with operations spread across the country or around the globe. At some point, you’re going to face the question: how do I keep my local quality leaders engaged, and on the same page?

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Continuous Improvement, Culture

3 Questions to Answer When Shaping Your Quality Management Culture

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, Nov 05, 2013

Many companies that have pain points around quality today are exploring different areas for improvement. Some are investing in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions or rethinking the way the cost of quality is measured. These are both initiatives that can have a positive impact on quality and are worth the time and capital investment.

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

Chinese Manufacturers Implement PLM, Competition Promotes Corporate Sustainability, and other industrial news

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jul 14, 2013

This week's article compilation includes noteworthy discussions on product lifecycle management software (PLM), the increase in corporate sustainability reporting, best practices for implementing manufacturing operations management (MOM), and material sustainability in advanced manufacturing.

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Categories: Sustainability, #Roundup, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Continuous Improvement

Developing a Business Case for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Integration, The $16.5B Energy Management Market, and more...

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 30, 2013

The following articles provide advice for many aspects of an organizational structure. Both top executives and plant managers can find insight to assist them in their current initiatives. These discussions include guidelines to developing a business case for departmental integration, how embracing kaizen can improve employee engagement, knowledgable investments in energy management, and considerations for quality management software selection.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), #Roundup, Industrial Energy Management (IEM), Continuous Improvement, Culture

Insights from the MESA N.A. & Industry Week Best Plants Conferences

Posted by Mark Davidson on Tue, May 07, 2013

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to both attend and participate in the MESA North America & Industry Week Best Plants Conferences in Greenville, SC. With well over 500 attendees and a larger portion of manufacturers than vendors, the conference had a strong variety of perspectives and thought leaders. Participants were focused on one central theme: beating competition in the global market place through continuous improvements in manufacturing operations.

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Categories: Metrics, Continuous Improvement

The Do's and Don'ts of Changing a Quality Culture [Executive Q&A]

Posted by Mehul Shah on Tue, Apr 09, 2013

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Continuous Improvement, Culture