Thursday, January 09, 2014
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Cloud systems may be link in supply chain
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When your supply chain is humming, materials arrive just in time at the front door and head out right on time through the back door. If only it were always that easy.Today there is a increased emphasis on supply chain management, and new tools, including cloud-based technology, are changing the way the industry... Read More

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Optimize refrigeration systems energy usage
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Refrigeration costs account for the majority of a plant’s total electrical costs, often exceeding 60% of total operating expenses. As energy costs continue to increase, more and more food processors... Read More

Eight tips to keep steam dry and clean
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1. Keep contaminants at bay by checking the total dissolved solids boiler blowdown rate. 2. Make sure the first stream trapping point after the boiler goes straight to waste in case any contaminants... Read More

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New deadline for OSHA rule change comments
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A proposed OSHA rule that would require electronic submission of injury and illness data will have a comment period extended to March 8, the agency reported on Jan. 6.  OSHA said in a press... Read More

ISM Index wraps up 2013 with bullish growth
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It was a happy old year for manufacturing. The first big manufacturing report of 2014 greeted industry analysts as the Institute of Supply Management’s PMI Index for December 2013 hit 57%. That’s... Read More

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Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance
Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance

In this last section on the Process Safety Management-National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP), we will... Read More

How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants
How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants

Process Safety Management, specifically the National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP) might be terms and... Read More

Where to start? Building a world class MRO process
Where to start? Building a world class MRO process

In practice, it’s easier to ‘build’ a world class MRO process from one that is mature and... Read More

CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail
CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail

As much as some CMMS vendors don’t like to admit it, not every CMMS implementation has been a... Read More

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