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Looking for cutting-edge knowledge on plant floor issues? How about this observation? “E-commerce is here to stay, and the problems will be worked out. If you’re not already learning about e-commerce, it’s time to get started. If you’re not looking at the possibilities, step aside for someone who is.
By Staff May 1, 2006

Looking for cutting-edge knowledge on plant floor issues? How about this observation? “E-commerce is here to stay, and the problems will be worked out. If you’re not already learning about e-commerce, it’s time to get started. If you’re not looking at the possibilities, step aside for someone who is.

“I know. We’re plant engineers, not purchasing managers. And getting those storerooms shaped up isn’t that high on the priority list. But guess what? It’s about to be moved up a few notches.”

Or how about this comment on the importance of maintenance integration: “In these days of just-in-time, supply chain management, Lean manufacturing, capacity assurance, and global competition, it is essential that production is available to meet customer demands. Key to meeting this goal is maintenance support. Viewing maintenance as simply a “burden and services” entry on the ledger sheet is no longer adequate.”

That’s the kind of knowledge every plant manager is looking for today. Smart PLANT ENGINEERING readers got that knowledge six years ago. Both quotes were taken from the May 2000 issue of PLANT ENGINEERING .

You can review all kinds of knowledge, from nuts and bolts repair issues to top-of-mind thinking on making your plant floor run more smoothly, in the Issue Archive section of the PLANT ENGINEERING Website at www.plantengineering.com .