Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 26 to February 1: Value stream mapping, managers vs. leaders, PM task frequency, more
Articles about value stream mapping, the difference between managers and leaders, choosing the right PM frequency, designing packaging from the outside in, and five food processing plant trends were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, January 26 to February 1. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 26-Feb. 1, covered value stream mapping, the difference between managers and leaders, choosing the right PM frequency, designing packaging from the outside in, and five food processing plant trends. Link to each article below.
Value system mapping provides the foundation for a plan that should look out no more than six months. Understand the process of value system mapping to achieve Lean improvement.
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.
There are two main components of an effective maintenance plan: the type of maintenance task and the task interval.
AME report: Innovative approaches can cut shipping cost significantly.
2015 carries a fresh set of expectations. To prepare for the changes, here are five predicted trends that will drive food manufacturing.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, January 26 to February 1, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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