Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 19-25: Deploying GFCIs, designing packaging, managers vs. leaders, more
Articles about deploying GFCIs in the real world; designing packaging from the outside in; the difference between managers and leaders; safety and risk assessment benefits; and Lean manufacturing benefits were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, January 19-25. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 19-25, covered deploying GFCIs in the real world; designing packaging from the outside in; the difference between managers and leaders; safety and risk assessment benefits; and Lean manufacturing benefits. Link to each article below.
Ground fault circuit interrupters can protect workers from the risk of electrical shock and injury in wet and hazardous settings.
AME report: Innovative approaches can cut shipping cost significantly.
There are four distinct differences between leaders and managers. We believe we have a world full of leaders, yet for some strange reason, there are very few managers who are leaders. Those who do meet this criteria, that will be discussed in this blog, are truly a blessing to work with.
The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce those hazards began years ago. Over the past 12-plus years this process has been refined, documented in standards and regulations, and it's now a requirement. A general term defined for this process is "risk assessment."
Considering what your customers really want and the latest market trends is the first step in thinking Lean.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, January 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.
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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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