Thursday, May 8, 2014
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Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming in a cost-effective model
Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming in a cost-effective model

Today’s manufacturing facilities and automated order fulfillment and distribution systems operate faster and longer to meet increased volume. Typical operational requirements at a distribution center, for example, mandate sorting and shipping orders 18 to 20 hours a day, seven days a week. These prolonged hours of... Read More

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Machine safety networks
Machine safety networks

Very few safety networks existed 10-plus years ago; what existed were covered by little understood safety standards, and most networks were proprietary. In 2014, all kinds of new safety network... Read More

Six steps to energy efficiency in pneumatic systems
Six steps to energy efficiency in pneumatic systems

Pneumatic systems are considered to be inherently inefficient, so little is done to improve them. However, this article will show how these systems can be optimized to not only improve energy... Read More

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It is an engineer's job market
It is an engineer's job market

Engineers are in greater demand than ever; working with a recruiter is one way to advance an engineer's career path. By 2020 older workers will account for more than a quarter of the U.S. workforce,... Read More

PMI rises to 54.9% in April, hits five-month high
PMI rises to 54.9% in April, hits five-month high

As the overall economy prepares to mark five straight years of growth, the manufacturing sector again is leading the charge. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index jumped in April to 54.9%,... 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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