When MES Paves the Way in Digital Transformation: Summing It All Up

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

LNS has had lots of interest in our research on jumpstarting Digital Transformation with MES. It has led to many conversations with manufacturers and, unsurprisingly, these conversations have differed hugely depending on the level of digital maturity and the industry in the company involved. What became clear during these discussions is that companies with little automation and less manufacturing operations integration were keenest to get going with a Digital Transformation initiative.

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Digital Twin in an IIoT World

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Nov 02, 2017

In our recent webinar and ebook on jumpstarting digital transformation with manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems, we introduced the idea of moving towards a Digital Twin in the digital journey. Although the term "Digital Twin" emerged some 15 years ago, it's only now that computing power and simulation technology is sufficient to allow us to deploy Digital Twin solutions.

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

6 Most Asked Questions from the 1-2-3 to Digital Transformation with MES Webcast

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Fri, Oct 20, 2017

On Thursday, October 19, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “1-2-3 to Digital Transformation with MES: Manufacturing Operations, Maturity, Platform.” The presentation explained how to accurately assess and benchmark MOM against the ISA-95 model, plus other proven strategies to determine the right Digital Transformation jump-in point with manufacturing operations management.

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

The Journey Towards MOM 4.0

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Thu, Sep 07, 2017

In our recently published eBook on Digital Transformation with MES, LNS Research introduced the concept of MOM 4.0. This will come as no surprise to regular readers of LNS Research as we already have APM 4.0, Quality 4.0, and EHS 4.0. In this blog, and in subsequent posts and research papers, we will look at what MOM 4.0 is, the journey to achieve it, and the benefits of doing so.

Industry 4.0 denotes the fourth industrial revolution, one that has been developing over the last few years as many new technologies are maturing bringing with them the opportunity to improve the world of manufacturing across the enterprise and the life cycle of its products. Much of this technology is brought together in Industry 4.0 and other large initiatives such as Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation via Internet of Things Platforms that will be the key to the interoperability that will deliver value.

However, LNS Research feels that the success of journey to Digital Transformation will be down to the people more than technology or process.


What is MOM 4.0?

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Dassault Systèmes Delivering the 3DEXPERIENCE

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Dassault Systèmes (3DS) held its annual industry analyst event last week and demonstrated real progress in understanding its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform strategy. 

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Wake Up to Security in MES – It Will Not Wait

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 21, 2017

In recent research on Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations, we have looked at ways of moving from monolithic MES solutions to agiler, distributed systems based on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms. 

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Big Data, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Is There Opportunity for MOM Apps in IIoT Platforms?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) industry has been greatly influenced over the last few years. Two major ways these changes have come to be are through:

The MOM M&A activity has changed the competitive landscape.

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Steady Cloud Progress Displayed by Sparta Systems and Infor [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 12, 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: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

PTC Taking Aim at IIoT Platform Market and Epicor Continues Vertical, Cloud, and UX Focus [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 06, 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: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Honeywell INspire Partner Conference Opens with IIoT Opportunities & IQMS Climbs to Manufacturing Operations Peaks [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Apr 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: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings