How to Increase Asset Performance Visibility by Using Metrics

Posted by Jason Kasper on Thu, Dec 03, 2015

The LNS Research Asset Performance Management (APM) survey has clearly shown by almost 50%, that the number-one goal to improving asset performance within an organization is to have better operational performance.  So, now the questions to ask and discuss are:

  • How do I, as an APM software user, prove that our organizations investments in the APM landscape are working?
  • How do I prove this by providing visibility within the department all the way up at the senior level of the organization to make sure this is the case?
Read More

Categories: Metrics, Smart Connected Assets, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Why Usage-Based Maintenance Is Still Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

As organizations look to improve their maintenance effectiveness, many have taken the step of identifying critical production assets and collecting actual operational data such as run times and cycle counts on those assets. Often this is done automatically by linking to the programmable logic controller (PLC) or similar level one control element. In other cases, a process data historian or MES or MOM application may link to the process automation equipment and will then serve as the bridge to move that data into the APM environment.

Read More

Categories: Metrics, Asset Performance Management (APM)

The Top 5 APM Blog Posts of 2014 and What to Expect in 2015

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Jan 09, 2015

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our work we don’t have time to follow all of the social media posts and utilize all the online resources to stay on top of topics we need to cover. So as you start out 2015 we went back and looked at what were the top posts about Asset Performance Management (APM) (excluding vendor-specific posts) based on both page views and Twitter likes and retweets and LinkedIn likes and comments.

Read More

Categories: Metrics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Think Before You Act When Choosing RCM Metrics

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) has been defined in numerous ways over its evolution, from a statistics-based approach, to analyzing equipment failures, to the philosophical or stylistic broader definition more commonly accepted today which espouses a spectrum of styles from reactive maintenance to proactive maintenance with both calendar and condition-based preventative maintenance within those bounds.

Read More

Categories: Metrics, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Choosing the Right Asset Performance Metrics (Not as Easy as You Think)

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Aug 20, 2014

As regular readers of the LNS Research blog are aware, we are big proponents of using metrics. Our Metrics That Matter research done in conjunction with MESA highlighted what metrics manufacturers are using to manage their operations. Asset Performance Management (APM), like Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), also has a rich set of metrics with twenty or more commonly used today.

Read More

Categories: Metrics, Asset Performance Management (APM)

10 Questions Answered from Wednesday's 'Metrics that Matter' Event

Posted by Mark Davidson on Fri, Apr 18, 2014

On April 16, 2014, LNS Research and MESA International held a webcast event entitled, “2013-2014 Manufacturing Metrics that Really Matter.” By the end of the event, we had received a barrage of questions from attendees, many of which couldn’t be addressed live due to time. In this post, we’ll address the top 10 questions that were asked.

Read More

Categories: Operational Excellence, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Metrics

34 Key Metric Stats from the MESA/LNS Metrics that Matter Survey

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Embarking and accelerating on a continuous improvement journey toward improved manufacturing performance is becoming increasingly important these days, as the shifts around global supply and demand, heightened customer expectations, and exciting newtechnological capabilities have created an atmosphere where manufacturing excellence is required to lead, or even maintain your spot within your industry, regardless of what that industry might be.

Read More

Categories: Metrics, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

One Aspect Missing from Most Continuous Improvement Initiatives [DATA]

Posted by | Research Team | on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

With today’s global economy only becoming more competitive, it’s no surprise that everybody in the manufacturing environment is talking about continuous improvement. Proven leaders understand that if you’re not moving forward, making year-over-year gains in key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics, then you’re destined to face some serious challenges down the road.

Read More

Categories: Operational Excellence, Metrics, Benchmarking

Plant Managers: Which Metrics Are They Monitoring Closely?

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Tue, Apr 08, 2014

As a plant manager, you’re responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of production, logistics, and maintenance in your assigned facility. Your position is one that’s hands-on and focuses on using all the resources at your disposal to maximize production accuracy and profitability while ensuring worker safety and government compliance in a particular unit of the manufacturing organization.

Read More

Categories: Operational Excellence, Metrics, Performance Management

Optimizing Your Manufacturing and Operational Metrics [Infographic]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Mon, Mar 24, 2014

It’s the paradox of choice—the presence of too many options can make effective decision making more difficult. This isn’t just the case of a restaurant patron confronted with an extensive dinner menu or an online shopper perusing Amazon, it applies to manufacturers as well.

Read More

Categories: Metrics, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Performance Management