Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 6-12: Measuring operational improvements, why Lean fails so often, finding value in KPI lifecycle, more
Articles about measuring operational improvements, why Lean fails so often, finding value in KPI lifecycle, Engineering Leaders Under 40, and the 2016 Energy Management Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 6-12. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering top 5 most read articles from June 6-12, covered measuring operational improvements, why Lean fails so often, finding value in KPI lifecycle, Engineering Leaders Under 40, and the 2016 Energy Management Study. Link to each article below.
Tracking organizational performance is not as simple as it might sound. Many struggle with this dilemma, and few have determined an effective way to measure it. Learn two keys to measuring operational improvements.
When something fails more than 90% of the time, it is usually tossed to the curb. Lean implementation fail at least that often. Why do they fail so often, and why do companies keep trying?
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are part of a lifecycle because KPIs are continuously defined, redefined, and are even sometimes abandoned. Explicitly defining a KPI lifecyle provides an impetus for the development of methods and tools that enhance performance.
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of September 1, 2016.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Energy Management Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, June 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.
Erin Dunne, production coordinator, 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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