Global indicators for maintenance and availability performance
When a company wants to compare maintenance and availability performance internally or externally, it needs a common platform of predefined indicators so that it can compare apples to apples.
When a company wants to compare maintenance and availability performance internally or externally, it needs a common platform in terms of predefined indicators so that it can compare apples to apples. The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals and the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies are taking on these challenges, having launched a joint activity to compare and document existing indicators for maintenance and reliability performance. This should help maintenance managers understand the indicators and the definitions of them. More information is available here .
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey