Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 7-13

Articles about measuring ERP value, energy management, selecting an EAM solution, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 7-13. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media May 14, 2018

Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from May 7-13 covered measuring ERP value, energy management, selecting an EAM solution, manufacturing cooperation, and service robots.

1. Five steps to measure ERP’s value

Return on investment (ROI) from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project can be realized by forming a team, documenting the state of business processes, and more.

2. Energy Management: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Tom Wenning from Energy Efficiency Research & Analysis (EERA) answered additional questions about topics such as artificial demand, dilute/dense phase transport replacement, and why you shouldn’t open manual drain valves.

3. Four tips for selecting an EAM solution

Companies looking to select an enterprise asset management (EAM) solution should be sure it can track all assets through the lifecycle and that it can integrate with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

4. Beyond collaboration: Old, new manufacturing companies cooperate on solutions

How an enclosures company, a computer maker, and a device supplier worked together to provide a plant-floor data center.

5. Service robots used for more manufacturing applications

The market for service robots are projected to see strong growth for the foreseeable future and are being used for new manufacturing applications as they prove their profitability for companies.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, May 7-13, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,