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.
By Erin Dunne March 28, 2016

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. 

1. 2015 Product of the Year Award winners

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. 

2. Developing ‘foundational manufacturing’

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. 

3. Predictive maintenance showcase a new pavilion at Hannover Messe 

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. 

4. 5S: A process for your business 

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. 

5. Service manager 101: Are you prioritizing preventive maintenance?

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. 

– Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com.