Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, July 21-27: Workforce development, employee engagement, cavitation, more

Articles about workforce development research, employee engagement, cavitation, compressed air, and key elements in selecting lubrication were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, July 21-27. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra July 28, 2014

1. Plant Engineering 2014 Workforce Development Study: 6 key findings Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, July 21-27

According to the data in this report, 66% of manufacturing facilities are experiencing a skilled workforce shortage, and an average of 7% of jobs within plants are unfilled because of it. See what actions are being taken to close this gap and improve manufacturing’s appeal to the younger generations.

2. Optimizing employee engagement across the globe

A strategy for improving the employee experience can pay big dividends for everyone.

3. Cavitation by design creates value, avoids destruction

A valuable cleaning tool, cavitation must be properly used to be effective. First of two parts. 

4. Compressed air demand: find and fix leaks first

Don’t forget the demand side of your audit when assessing your compressed air system.

5. Identify three key elements in selecting lubrication

Cost, maintenance, and downtime all must factor into decision.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, July 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.