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Seven reasons why your RCA is not getting results
Seven reasons why your RCA is not getting results

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) can be a very powerful tool for eliminating defects and increasing efficiency and profits. I have noticed seven common pitfalls that prevent practitioners from getting maximum value from their RCA efforts. Below is a brief look at each of them.  1. Not digging deep enough into the... Read More

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Transitional Root Cause Analysis
Transitional Root Cause Analysis

When I discuss RCA I use a method called Transitional Root Cause Analysis or TRCA for short. It is made up of 10 tools that can be explained and understood in a very short period of time. In the... Read More

Smarter service management improves customer outcomes
Smarter service management improves customer outcomes

All companies should form solid customer relationships for success. But the field service industry faces more unique barriers to establishing a good word of mouth reputation. Field service refers to... Read More

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DC motor repair rewinding tips
DC motor repair rewinding tips

Regular maintenance extends the life of an electric motor. Despite a good program, all motors fail. Failure occurs when the motor experiences a catastrophic problem or if it has simply run its... Read More

2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40

There are three building blocks to becoming a successful and impactful Engineering Leader Under 40: education, workplace contributions, and engineering community participation. These key identifiers,... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The September issue includes articles about the Skills Gap, 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40, and training young engineers.
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2017 Maintenance Study: 6 high-level findings
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study identified six important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. These include: Maintenance strategies, shutdown schedule, unscheduled downtime, training, technologies, and outsourcing.

Sponsored by: ATS.
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