Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 21-27: Product of the Year winners, developing foundational manufacturing, predictive maintenance, more
Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year winners, developing foundational manufacturing, predictive maintenance, 5S processes, and prioritizing preventive maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 21-27. Were you you out last week? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for March 21-27, covered the 2015 Product of the Year winners, developing foundational manufacturing, predictive maintenance, 5S processes, and prioritizing preventive maintenance. Link to each article article below.
Plant Engineering's 2015 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 52 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2016 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.
The rise and fall of Chrysler included both operational and economic failures and, finally, its absorption by chronically troubled Fiat. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is at last a commitment to a manufacturing system that focuses less on technology and more on the worker behind that technology.
The integration of predictive maintenance (PdM) and the data generated through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is expected to pinpoint impending outages before they occur, speed up overhaul processes and avoid production outages.
5S is a thought process designed to resolve a type of problem that occurs throughout your business. Apply that seemingly simple tool accordingly and you will be surprised by all the costly clutter that you can eliminate.
Machines are getting more complex and service organizations are feeling the pressure to monitor and keep their customers' equipment up and running. Establishing a preventive maintenance program is now becoming a necessity.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 21-27, 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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