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Matthew Littlefield is President and Principal Analyst for LNS Research based in Cambridge, MA. Matthew’s personal coverage areas include the topics of Enterprise Quality Management Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, Asset Performance Management, Sustainability, and Industrial Automation 2.0. As President and Principal Analyst for LNS Research, Matthew is a recognized industry expert and contributes to the LNS Research blog as well as many other industry publications. Matthew is also a sought after public speaker and continually advises manufacturing executives on how to best leverage technology in their operations.
Before founding LNS Research, Matthew spent the previous five years as a Senior Analyst for the Aberdeen Group and led the Global Manufacturing Research practice. While at Aberdeen, Matthew authored hundreds of thought leadership research reports and frequently spoke at industry leading events. Prior to joining the Aberdeen Group, Matthew spent the previous five years working for multi-billion dollar manufacturers (Unilever, HP Hood) in both engineering and shop-floor management roles. He graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
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Leveraging Big Data to Drive Analytics at the Speed of Manufacturing
Examine how leading manufacturers are approaching Big Data analytics, and read recommendations on how to gain Big Data capabilities.
Sep 9, 2014
Elevating Your Energy Management Goals with IEM Software
Stop going for low hanging fruit when cutting costs. Read how IEM software helps manufacturers with big energy management goals.
Aug 5, 2014
6 Questions to Ask to Determine Your Approach to EQMS
To determine your optimal approach to Enterprise Quality Management Software, you're going to want to consider and weigh six questions.
Mar 17, 2014
How to Maximize ROI On IEM Software Through People and Processes
Companies that have invested in IEM software are not realizing the full scope of ROI this type of software can deliver. Industry Insights' columnist, Matthew Littlefield explains how harmonized business processes and a supporting company culture can help.
Oct 30, 2013
Understanding the Staples of an Effective Quality Management Culture
Find out how to bring management initiatives to life. Industry Insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains how to improve company culture at your workplace.
Sep 10, 2013
Identifying Deviations Earlier with Supplier Quality Management
A recent survey found that Supplier Quality Management helps identify industrial deviations earlier. Industry Insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains how SQM tools can improve your EQM strategy.
Jul 25, 2013
A Risk-based Approach to Supplier Quality Management
In today's world, it's imperative that companies efficiently optimize the supply base. Industry Insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains how.
May 1, 2013
Leveraging Reporting and Analytics to Better Manage Energy
Industrial energy management is important in order to report and analyze performance. Industry Insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains four key components to focus on.
Mar 14, 2013
Aligning Your Industrial Energy Management Software Model
It's important for industrial and manufacturing executives to take an operational excellence approach to IEM. Industry insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains why and how.
Jan 24, 2013
Looking at Enterprise Sustainability with a Global Perspective
The evolution of both society and the industrial space has made sustainability a central piece in operations. In response, organizations are turning to Enterprise Sustainability Management (ESM). Industry Insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains more.
Dec 11, 2012
EQMS Helps Deliver Operational Excellence
It's no surprise that executives want to promote quality across the value chain. One method they are using to do this is EQMS. Industry Insights' columnist Matthew Littlefield explains why.
Nov 9, 2012
Building a Framework of Operational Excellence to Manage Quality
Top executives are talking about operational excellence but there's a gray area in defining it. Read what expert columnist Matthew Littlefield says.
Oct 15, 2012