Busy Week for Digital Solutions Companies: Acquisitions, Investments, & Product Releases [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Nov 20, 2016

This week in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Koch Industries Invests in Infor; GE Digital Acquires Three Tech Companies; Arena’s Newest Release; and Siemens Buys Mentor Graphics.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

New PLM Offering, Legacy Machines into the Cloud, A/C Gets Connected, and An Industry 4.0 Role Model [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 23, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Siemens' new PLM offering; collaboration and testing for a new connectivity device and platform; Faurecia's Industry 4.0 plant in Indiana; and a Panasonic/Schneider Electric partnership and integration for energy management.

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Categories: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing

OSIsoft, SAP, and Splunk focus on Big Data Analytics for Industry [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings

Season of Standards & Frameworks, Digital Goldmines, and Tech Vendor Doings [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Sep 25, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as IIC's Industrial Internet Security Framework; the new global quality standard for auto industry; a global mining company digitizes global operations; industry-specific PLM approach; and Oracle's acquisition of a supply chain management vendor.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Rockwell Automation TechED 2016: Setting the Stage for Transformation

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

On June 13-17th in Orlando, Florida over 2,100 attendees joined Rockwell Automation for #ROKTechED 2016. I have been attending the event since 2008 and it continues to grow each year. Outside of Automation Fair, #ROKTechED now represents the largest user event hosted by the company. To the uninitiated, this year’s event may have seemed like more of the same and a continuation of the Connected Enterprise theme. To those paying attention to the nuance of language and posturing used, I saw a company starting to prepare for transformation.

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Categories: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

A Hot Week for Acquisitions & Partnerships: IIoT, EHS, SCM, & Cloud Solutions [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 05, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as IHS's Operational Excellence and Risk Management business unit is acquired by Genstar Capital; Dassault Systèmes acquires Ortems; Enablon is acquired by Wolter Kluwer Legal & Regulartory; and IBM and Cisco form a partnership.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Cloud, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

5 Ways Smart Connected Products will Transform Quality Management

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 04, 2016

With all the economic potential and projections (some 50 billion devices predicted to be interconnected by 2020) that have been made over the past several years, most everyone has at least heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) at this point, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it (or its potential) have always been well communicated.

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Categories: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Asset Reliability Starts With Ideation: Applying Product Design to Plant Design

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Many of LNS Research’s manufacturing clients have product lifecycle management (PLM) processes in place that include design-for-quality or design-for-reliability built into their basic structure that includes quality and reliability criteria, and design principles into the product requirements. These PLM processes start at the ideation or product conceptualization phase.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

NEW Industrial Mobility Solution in the Making & EQT Acquires IFS [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Dec 06, 2015

NEW Mobility Solution in the Making: Rockwell & Microsoft Collaboration

Many organizations recognize that smart connected assets and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is quickly building a reputation for a more collaborative industrial environment, and are working towards solutions to increase mobility in the interconnected industrial environment.

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Categories: Risk Management, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Mobile / Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

iBASEt Conference Demonstrates Depth in Discrete MES, Breadth to Follow?

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

iBASEt recently held its annual Excelerate conference in Newport Beach California, a destination sure to attract a broad and engaged audience to 90-degree heat in October. And there was plenty of reason to be engaged. 

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Categories: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)