The Future of Sustainability and Industrial Work: 7 Predictions for 2022

Posted by Peter S Bussey on January 11, 2022

As 2022 kicks off, most significant industrial organizations are well into their Industrial Transformation (IX) journeys and have been for at least several years. Those that aren’t are scrambling to catch up if they intend to remain viable. Even as IX advances as the strategic framework for competitive differentiation, industrials must deal with two rapidly emerging secular trends: the rise of Sustainability and the challenges posed by the Future of Industrial Work.

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Categories: Sustainability, Risk Management, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, IT/OT, Asset Performance Management (APM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Factory of the Future, ConnectedFrontlineWorkforce

Seven Key Take-Aways from the Sustainability and EHS Leaders Roundtable

Posted by Peter S Bussey on December 16, 2021

In a sign of the times, the topic of Sustainability was front and center at the 3rd annual LNS Research, The Industrial Transformation (IX) Event, held October 19-21, 2021. Keynote speakers on the morning of Day 1 included Michael Train, SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer of Emerson, and Ellis Jones, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. These speakers highlighted the strategic importance of sustainability to enterprise strategy in their organizations, as well as the critical role of leadership in achieving the transformational results Sustainability initiatives often aspire to.

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Categories: Sustainability, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, IT/OT, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Data Analytics

Blackstone’s Acquisition of Sphera Raises the Bar for ESG Software Space

Posted by Peter S Bussey on September 15, 2021

In the world of enterprise business software, a billion-dollar-plus investment is not unusual and perhaps even ordinary. But in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability software space, a deal of that size is a watershed event. The recently announced acquisition of Sphera by Blackstone constitutes such an event. It also speeds the transition of the EHS and Sustainability (EHSS) software category to being subsumed under the nascent Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) banner.

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Categories: Sustainability, Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Dassault Systèmes Evolves and Drives a Post-COVID World

Posted by Andrew Hughes on June 29, 2020

Recently, Dassault Systèmes (3DS) held its much anticipated annual analysts’ meeting. Being a virtual meeting, we missed out on the fabulous hospitality that we are used to, but it still gave us access to the top management team. COVID-19 did not only affect our meeting, but it also had a significant impact on 3DS. We remember 12 months ago at the 2019 analyst days, the surprise announcement that 3DS had acquired Medidata, the leader in clinical trials software for life sciences. 3DS solutions now support 50% of the world’s COVID clinical trials, and life sciences has quickly risen to the top three industries served.

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Categories: Sustainability, #DassaultSystemes, LifeSciences

VelocityEHS and Enhsa Partner Up & Emerson Sells Shares for $5.2 B

Posted by | Research Team | on August 07, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Velocity and Enhesa announces a strategic partnership; Emerson sells Network Power Leroy-Somer business for $5.2 billion; Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity; and Biogen may have a possible buyout on the horizon.

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Categories: Sustainability, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Enablon Acquisition Exemplifies Shift in EHS Software Landscape

Posted by Peter S Bussey on June 03, 2016

A big step in the logical evolution of the environment, health, and safety (EHS) software market occurred when regulatory and legal information powerhouse, Wolters Kluwers announced that it will acquire EHS, risk and sustainability software vendor, Enablon.

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Categories: Sustainability, Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

FANUC, Cisco, & Rockwell Collaborate on IIoT & HP Upholds Sustainability [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on April 24, 2016

Avoiding 'Hoverboard' Mishaps with Operational Architecture and Standards

If the recent holiday craze over hoverboards has proved anything, it’s that not all "great ideas" are actually great ideas...

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Categories: Sustainability, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Reliability

Rhythm & Foundation: 5 Ways EHS Management Drives Success

Posted by Peter S Bussey on February 03, 2016

As I start my new career adventure as the lead EHS Analyst at LNS Research, I’m charged with developing new frameworks for thinking about and analyzing environmental, health, and safety and sustainability issues and solutions. The vocabulary we use to describe problems and develop solutions is important, so naturally my mind wanders often onto how we talk about the EHS business function.

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

Three Takeaways from the Paris Climate Conference (COP21)

Posted by | Research Team | on December 04, 2015

Since it commenced this past Monday, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21, also known as the 21st Conference of the Parties) has been all over international news.

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Categories: Sustainability

Adapting to EHS Pressures Facing Oil & Gas Manufacturers

Posted by | Research Team | on November 20, 2015

It’s no secret that, in the oil & gas industry, employee safety has long been an important issue. Not only are oil & gas companies dealing with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements and customer demands, recent negative events have contributed to public scrutiny of health and safety standards across the industry.

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