Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference Focuses on Cloud, Digital Thread, and Digital Twin

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Feb 05, 2018

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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This past week Oracle held the company’s annual Modern Supply Chain Experience conference in San Jose, CA, representing its largest iteration to date with over 3,000 attendees. For this year’s event, Cloud is still core to the message, but it's not stressed to the same degree as previous years. My suspicion and it reflects in our research is that the move to the Cloud, as with mobile, is now just assumed to be part of the architecture, rather than a challenge to overcome.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, IT/OT, #MondayMusings

3 Advanced Industrial Cyber Security Vendors to Watch

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 29, 2018

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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LNS Research is deep in the throes of completing the draft of our 2018 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform solution selection guide. As part of that guide development, we revisit and update our 2014 IIoT platform model.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, IT/OT, #MondayMusings

Hurricanes Can’t Crush Digital Transformation and Quality News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Wed, Oct 04, 2017

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor’s new CEO; Ford working on Digital Transfomration; Seeq’s busy month; hurricane effects on drug makers’ operations; and food manufacturing focus on quality.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Compliance, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

6 Top Questions from Yesterday's Supplier Quality Management Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

On Wednesday, January 11, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Supercharge Supplier Quality Management (SQM) for Competitive Advantage.” The presentation explained what today’s quality leaders must do to realize the full value of quality efforts, particularly in light of rapidly changing market and regulatory conditions.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Supplier Quality Management (SQM)

De-Regulation Under Trump Will Not Create a Windfall for Manufacturers [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

 


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Categories: Risk Management, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Health and Safety, Asset Performance, Quality, and Reliability Top This Week’s News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Jan 08, 2017

In this monthly in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as business goals hurting workers; AspenTech talking Asset Performance Management (APM); FDA on contract drug manufacturing; product engineering to reduce costs and boost reliability; and workers blind to health and safety rules.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

5 Maneuvers to Drive a Culture of Quality [Infographic]

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Many companies that want to differentiate with quality need a clear picture of Supplier Quality Management (SQM) practices across industry. Use this insightful infographic to understand and communicate the total value of quality. Learn how your company can gauge SQM maturity, who can help you along the way, and strategies to transform Quality from a department and bake it into your company’s culture. 

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Culture

5 Ways to Improve New Product Development (NPD) Through Engaged Quality

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Perhaps surprisingly, there is a strong connection between archery hunting and quality’s role in New Product Development (NPD). In both cases, we’re hunting – for customers and market share or quarry – and on a given day of archery and in NPD, there is a number of difficult-to-quantify unknowns that influence our success. Quality management can and should play a role in reducing these NPD risks, therefore increasing successful New Product Introductions (NPI).

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management

Xtivity and its Cloud-Based xIO Inventory Optimizer

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The only thing worse than having a piece of equipment fail is to have it fail and not have the parts to readily repair it at hand. Because of this, many companies stock a plethora of spare parts which drives their carrying cost for that inventory sky-high. Although balancing the risk of not having the spare parts when needed versus the costs of carrying inventory is not a trivial problem; many companies have not yet addressed the issue. That’s why we are highlighting Xtivity and its Cloud-based solution, xIO Inventory Optimizer.

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Categories: Risk Management, Cloud, Asset Performance Management (APM)

5 Top Questions from Yesterday's Operationalizing EHS Management Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Operationalize EHS Management: Bridge the Gap from Strategy to Execution.” This presentation discussed what’s at stake with EHS performance, which EHS opportunities have the greatest impact, and ways to engage business leaders for long-term EHS excellence.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)