Contract Maintenance

Contract Maintenance January 8, 2015

The double-edged sword: Saving without sacrificing

In planning maintenance strategies in 2015, managers will have to balance the demand to save money and resources without sacrificing quality.

By Paul Lachance, Smartware Group
Contract Maintenance January 5, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 29 to January 4: Shutdown managers and critical path, PID loop tuning advice, choosing the right PM task frequency, more

Articles about shutdown managers and critical path, PID loop tuning advice, choosing the right PM task frequency, audit costs and benefits, and the 2014 Top Plant winners were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, December 29 to January 4. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Contract Maintenance December 29, 2014

Key steps to workflow improvement in maintenance

It’s impossible to address the organizational behaviors that encourage or discourage change without first understanding your organization’s culture.

By Jon J. Thorne, Daniel Penn Associates
Contract Maintenance December 22, 2014

How to build a better capital budget for your food processing plant

When estimating your numbers for food processing projects on the horizon, don’t just base your predictions on what you did the last time around.

By Scott Mark, Stellar
Contract Maintenance December 22, 2014

Five ways to reduce preventive maintenance costs for your food processing plant

Preventive maintenance is crucial for keeping your plant’s assets healthy. Follow these five strategies to reduce costs and maximize uptime.

By Steve Hawkins, Stellar
Contract Maintenance December 9, 2014

Kicking inefficiencies to the curb with better budget modeling, asset mapping, and more

By utilizing these CMMS capabilities maintenance professionals gain the upper hand for meeting the practical demands on their departments as well as the strategic goals of their organizations.

By Paul Lachance, Smartware Group
Contract Maintenance September 29, 2014

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 22-28: OSHA violations, lean manufacturing, welding cells, more

Articles about the top 10 OSHA violations, lean manufacturing, welding cells in manufacturing, evaluating cleaning strategies, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40 were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Sur-Seal is a family-owned business, but it became an employee-engaged business a decade ago when Mick Wilz opened up the organization and empowered the employees to help him forge a new culture for the Cincinnati-based manufacturer. Courtesy: C
Contract Maintenance August 27, 2014

The heart of engagement

Sur-Seal rebuilt its culture, one Lego block at a time

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media
Contract Maintenance August 11, 2014

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 4-10: Compressed air, Workforce development, steam production, more

Articles about compressed air demand, workforce development research, high-efficiency steam production, asset management laws, and M2M to IoT on the plant floor were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 4-10. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Contract Maintenance August 6, 2014

Achieving strategic success through people-powered excellence

AME's 30th annual International Excellence Inside Conference will be held on Nov. 10–14 in Jacksonville, Florida.

By Ellen Sieminski, AME