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These organizations provided significant data and other information for the preparation of this article. A.T. Kearney, Inc. Lincoln Plaza, Suite 4170 500 North Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201 www.atkearney.


These organizations provided significant data and other information for the preparation of this article.

A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Lincoln Plaza, Suite 4170

500 North Akard St.

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone 214-969-0010

Fax 214-720-5900

A.T. Kearney is an international management consulting firm that offers complete manufacturing benchmarking support among its services.

Edwin K. Jones, PE, Inc.

Plant Engineering and

Maintenance Consulting

28 Quartz Mill Rd.

Newark, DE 19711

Phone/fax 302-234-3438

Ed Jones is an independent consultant with many years of experience in plant engineering and maintenance benchmarking.

Fluor Daniel, Inc.

100 Fluor Dr.

Greenville, SC 29607-2762

Phone 864-281-4400

Fluor Daniel is an international engineering, construction, maintenance, and diversified services company. It has been active in benchmarking for a number of years.

HSB Reliability


800 Rockmead Rd., Suite 180

Kingwood, TX 77339

Phone 800-984-0623

Fax 281-358-1871

HSBRT specializes in maintenance and reliability consulting. Benchmarking is among the many services it offers.

McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 300

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone 847-413-6247

Fax 847-517-7095

McGladrey & Pullen, a major accounting and consulting firm, administers PulseMark, a nationwide plant-based best practices survey of manufacturers, in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers.

North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Awards

c/o Assoc. for Facilities Engineering

8180 Corporate Park Dr., Suite 305

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone 513-489-2473

Fax 513-247-7422

The NAME Awards are a nonprofit program to encourage maintenance excellence in support of production operations. Benchmarking is part of the awards process.

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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