Operational Sustainability → Operational Excellence: First Impressions

Posted by Joe Perino on Wed, Nov 13, 2019

On September 9th and 10th of 2019, Operational Sustainability, LLC® held its second Operational Excellence (OE) Conference at the Norris Conference Center at City Centre here in Houston, Texas. Approximately 100 people attended, including partners and industry SMEs. Founder and CEO David Drerup opened the conference keynote with a renewed commitment to serving customers with their OESuite™ of intelligent, real-time decision support and risk management applications that integrate heretofore silos of multiple products. The company is celebrating its 10th year in business. OESuite focuses on the oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, utilities, mining, water / wastewater, and food & beverage markets. They have more than 30 clients, some with 50+ sites.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Transforming Quality and EHS One Connection at a Time

Posted by Chris Follis on Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Our inaugural Industrial Transformation (IX) Event was a refreshing connection for industry executives leading transformation ― from startups to mature journeys, from tissue and drywall to aircraft carriers and submarines. The breadth of IX coverage and insight resonated well among industrial executives and software vendor thought leaders in attendance. Focused roundtable sessions on quality and environment, health, and safety (EHS) packed the room as Quality 4.0 and connected worker topics fostered lively discussions.

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Categories: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Quality 4.0, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Connected Worker

“Futureproof” Broadcast Sparked Thought-Provoking Questions

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Jul 24, 2019

On Tuesday, July 23, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Use IX to Futureproof EHS Systems and Technology.” The presentation explained why the Industrial Transformation (IX) trend forces environment, health, and safety (EHS) business leaders to make major decisions on how they will leverage digital technologies to manage risk and exploit opportunities. The discussion included an examination of which steps companies must take now to deliver value into the future, about the risks that are unavoidable with transformation, and how to manage them to resist obsolescence.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Connected Worker

Why Futureproof EHS? IX Demands It.

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Digital Transformation of industrial operations is in full swing. Our most recent survey data shows that 45% of industrial enterprises globally are executing an Industrial Transformation (IX) program, up significantly over the past three years. Don’t be fooled into thinking there’s a “magic formula” for IX; the “right” path for every company is the one that will reshape how the organization does business, the offerings it can deliver, how it goes about competing in the marketplace, or some combination of these. To that end, companies are incorporating many flavors of digital tech in their IX programs. Two-thirds have implemented or plan to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Other common ones are cloud-based application platforms, mobile apps, Big Data analytics, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), process simulation, digital twins, and 3D printing, among many others.

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Categories: Risk Management, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

ProcessMAP Konnect 2019: Digital Innovation and Data Intelligence

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Jul 10, 2019

ProcessMap held its customer conference in late May in Hollywood, FL.  The event — ProcessMAP Konnect 2019 — reminded us of the famous Forest Gump line, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”  This was the first time LNS Research participated in the environment, health, and safety (EHS) software vendor’s annual conference, so we had no preconceptions. ProcessMAP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and experts gathered to discuss and collaborate on strategy, progress, best practices, solutions, and plans.

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Categories: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

EHS Vendor Gensuite Conquering Digital Frontiers and Exploring Data Oceans

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Jun 20, 2019

2019 marks the third consecutive year LNS Research has attended and covered Gensuite’s annual customer conference. This year’s edition, BREAKTHROUGH: Gensuite Conference 2019, was held in Cincinnati May 5-7. The event spanned the environment, health, and safety (EHS) software vendor’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and Gensuite experts were on hand to convey how the company’s solutions enable breakthrough operational performance improvement across EHS, risk, security, sustainability, and quality among others.

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Categories: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

EHS 4.0: 5 Best Practices to Digitally Transform EHS, Safety, and Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Environment, health and safety (EHS) 4.0 digital transformation initiative isn’t an all or nothing proposition.Organizations need to assess their current foundation of people, processes and technology capabilities to determine the Digital Transformation readiness of their EHS business function. Each organization will have a unique starting point. For some organizations, it may be appropriate to shore up foundational EHS, safety, risk management system(s) before or in parallel with undertaking digitalization initiatives.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Connected Worker Emerges as a Key Pillar of Industrial Transformation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Connected operations, connected assets, and connected products are all recognized as essential aspects of an Industry 4.0 “Factory of the Future” approach. What about the connected worker? Based on our most recent research on Industrial Transformation, Connected Worker strategies and solutions are a vital part of the Digital Transformation of industrial operations.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Connected Worker

7 Signs Your EHS Business Function is Ready for Digital Transformation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 05, 2019

Industrial Transformation (IX) is a subset of Digital TransformationIs your organization ready for the journey to digitally transform its environment, health and safety (EHS) business function? LNS Research recently published research on the digital readiness of organizations to undertake Industrial Transformation (IX) programs. We define IX as a proactive and coordinated approach to leverage digital technologies to create step-change improvement in industrial operations, i.e., the Digital Transformation of industrial operations. Most industrial organizations are already well underway with IX: 45% of industrial organizations are already engaged, and another 23% of companies expect to launch programs within one year. 

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Sphera’s Petrotechnics Acquisition Moves Risk Capabilities Closer to Plant Operations

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Despite years of acquisitions and private equity investment, the environment, health and safety (EHS) software market is still fragmented, even at the top. A crowd of significant players compete for market leadership, or to at least deliver the returns expected by their financial backers. Although most will likely survive for the foreseeable future in one form or another, relatively fewer are likely to thrive long-term with a breakout performance.

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Categories: Risk Management, Culture, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)