Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 18-24: Reliability function potential, maintenance tips, inventory management, more
Articles about reliability function potential, tips to find time for maintenance, inventory management, Industry 4.0 and IIoT risks, and pipeline physical and cyber security were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, May 18-24. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for May 18-24, covered reliability function potential, tips to find time for maintenance, inventory management, Industry 4.0 and IIoT risks, and pipeline physical and cyber security. Link to each article below.
It is about time to disconnect the reliability function from maintenance and make it an autonomous external entity, focusing on asset reliability at every level in the Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM).
Even in a 24/7 process, look for opportunities to identify openings.
There are many choices to assemble the right supply chain solution.
Ubisense VP Adrian Jennings discusses the need to go slow in moving manufacturing away from manual systems to an integrated production system.
Production of oil and natural gas in the U.S. and Canada is increasing. The vast majority of these hydrocarbons will be shipped across the continent via a dense network of pipelines. The integrity of this network, however, is threatened, not only by mechanical failures, but also by targeted cyber attacks.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.
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