Plant Operations Management

How the IIoT Turns Big Data into Wisdom

When discussing leveraging the IIoT in food and beverage manufacturing, it’s important to note that we’re not typically referring to a completely new implementation. Most food and beverage companies have… Read more »

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3 Steps to Optimizing Your APM Strategy

When a global industrial company wanted to optimize asset performance and reliability, they started with an Asset Performance Management (APM) Assessment. The APM Assessment enabled the manufacturer to use actual… Read more »

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The Future of Manufacturing – Moving to a Digital World

Andrew Hughes joined the LNS Research team in May of 2015 and is a Principal Analyst with his primary focus being research and analysis in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)… Read more »

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How Digital Batch Management Improves Efficiency and Consistency

I’ve discussed some of the new regulations facing the pharmaceutical industry in past posts. Some of these regulations, like data integrity, are relatively consistent across the globe while others, like… Read more »

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Three Ways to Improve Agricultural Efficiency and Sustainability with Digital Transformation

At Schneider Electric we talk a lot about the importance of IIoT, Industry 4.0, Digital Twin and Digital Transformation for the food and beverage manufacturing industry. But what about the… Read more »

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How to Improve Food Manufacturing Safety by Increasing Asset Reliability

Dan Miklovic joined LNS Research in May of 2014 and is now a Research Fellow, his primary focus is research and development in the Asset and Energy Management practices. Dan has… Read more »

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Learn how to Maximize your OEE with Digital Transformation

Manufacturers today operate under a number of constraints including pressure on margins from volatile commodity prices, changes in consumer demands, and regulatory compliance related to food safety. Facing these challenges,… Read more »

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How Digitalization of Process Design and Operations boosts Profitability in Ethylene production

Despite the disruption in oil and natural gas production due to Hurricane Harvey in some of the affected areas and the increased geo-political tension in Asia recently, the oil price… Read more »

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Discover the Future of Digital Transformation

No matter the vertical market, industrial companies today operate under multiple constraints – an aging workforce, increasing regulatory burdens and tighter margins. In order to maintain profitability under these circumstances,… Read more »

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Best practices for preventing pipeline leaks

“Pipeline integrity” refers to a comprehensive program that ensures hazardous commodities are not inadvertently released from a pipeline and minimizes the impact if a release does occur. There are three… Read more »

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Three Ways to Extract Value from IIoT in Food and Beverage

The food and beverage industry is building up an appetite for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Cloud, mobility, big data, predictive maintenance, Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 are more… Read more »

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The Basics of MQTT-The Messaging Protocol for the Internet of Things

MQTT is a machine-to-machine  (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) open protocol standardized by the OASIS Technical Committee (www.oasis-open.org). The protocol is easy to adopt for a wide variety of… Read more »

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Transform Big Data to Actionable Insights with Enterprise Data Management

It’s no secret that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has led to an ever-expanding explosion of big data. Most assets today are equipped with data-transmitting sensors that communicate with… Read more »

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3 SCADA considerations to optimize your industrial operation

Today’s business climate is putting plants under intense financial pressure, and operations and maintenance budgets are among the first to be cut. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain… Read more »

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Optimizing Operations and Maintenance with Predictive Analytics

The amount of data available today is providing utilities with the information needed to operate more efficiently, effectively and safely. Predictive analytics solutions transform raw data into actionable insights, allowing… Read more »

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Achieve Operational Excellence with Enterprise Asset Performance Management

Organizations today are focused on improving efficiency throughout every area of the business. From an asset management perspective, they’re leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things and analytics to keep equipment… Read more »

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Increase Nuclear Equipment Reliability with Predictive Analytics

In an industry that faces much speculation, skepticism and criticism, near perfect performance and operation is critical. Nuclear power plant personnel are expected to run every unit at maximum capacity… Read more »

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Maintenance Practices Enable Sustainability

People are thinking green. Companies that integrate sustainability into their products, services and operations are well-positioned to shine. No matter how sustainable a group of assets may have been in… Read more »

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Top Reasons to Consider Mobility in your Industrial Operation

In recent years, dramatic changes in the global manufacturing plant landscape have compelled organizations to respond to a new set of challenges, including: An increasing number of casual users requiring… Read more »

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Using Predictive Analytics to Minimize Risk Associated with Aging Assets

It’s common knowledge that an aging asset infrastructure is of major concern in the power industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, 74 percent of all coal-fired capacity in… Read more »

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Increase Nuclear Equipment Reliability with Predictive Analytics

In an industry that faces much speculation, skepticism and criticism, near perfect performance and operation is critical. Nuclear power plant personnel are expected to run every unit at maximum capacity… Read more »

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3 SCADA considerations to optimize your industrial operation

Today’s business climate is putting plants under intense financial pressure, and operations and maintenance budgets are among the first to be cut. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain… Read more »

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Optimizing Operations and Maintenance with Predictive Analytics

The amount of data available today is providing utilities with the information needed to operate more efficiently, effectively and safely. Predictive analytics solutions transform raw data into actionable insights, allowing… Read more »

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3 Easy Steps to add Flexibility to Process Pressure Measurement

Everything matters in marketing. The needs and wants of users from Energy, Buildings, and Industrial domains show similar trends. Though they differ in the business landscape, all users are looking to add flexibility to their… Read more »

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The Basics of MQTT-The Messaging Protocol for the Internet of Things

MQTT is a machine-to-machine  (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) open protocol standardized by the OASIS Technical Committee (www.oasis-open.org). The protocol is easy to adopt for a wide variety of… Read more »

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Transforming Industry with Digital Services: A Collaborative Industrial IoT Approach

Digital transformation is a key focal point for today’s industry. It’s about companies connecting their existing devices and implementing new, scalable platforms to drive maximum value from their efforts. But,… Read more »

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Using Predictive Analytics to Minimize Risk Associated with Aging Assets

It’s common knowledge that an aging asset infrastructure is of major concern in the power industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, 74 percent of all coal-fired capacity in… Read more »

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Increased efficiency from multiple user access to a single simulation

The typical paradigm within process simulation software is for only one person to have access to a given simulation at any one time. That paradigm is inherently limiting in that… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Data Integrity

Over the past year, I’ve noticed a growing concern over data integrity in my conversations with life sciences executives. From 2010 to 2012 the FDA cited just five drug manufacturers… Read more »

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The Digital Twin: Foundation for Fleet Socialization to Optimize Operations

The industry is buzzing right now about the “digital twin” – ARC, Gartner and LNS have all recognized the technology’s potential to transform asset design, construction, operations and maintenance. Applying the digital twin to… Read more »

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