Lean Maintenance
The modern supply chain is a mix of traditional storage and retrieval and modern plant strategies to manage inventories. Courtesy: The Raymond Corporation
Lean Maintenance May 13, 2019

The need for speed

In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.

By Bob Vavra
Snake-like robot helps first responders with search and rescue efforts by maneuvering into tight spaces and accessing difficult-to-reach areas. Courtesy: Carnegie Mellon University/RIA
Lean Maintenance May 13, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 6-12

Articles about Product of the Year winners, robotics research and development, working with engineering quirks, using lean methods, and energy project savings barriers were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 6-12. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Effectively using data already captured in your plant can point your maintenance team away from preventive maintenance plans and toward a more effective asset management program. Courtesy: Fluke
Lean Maintenance May 9, 2019

An untapped data gold mine

Leverage supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data to address maintenance needs for maintenance operations and applications.

By Michael Watson
A partner who can offer a turnkey solution can make it much easier to see any energy project through implementation. Courtesy: Motion Industries
Lean Maintenance May 6, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 29 to May 5

Articles about the barriers to energy project savings, Product of the Year winners, monitoring assets, using lean methods, and why things break were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 29 to May 5. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Lean Maintenance April 25, 2019

Using lean methods to find process improvements

Be involved in improving the work environment around you.

By Brandon Zeleniak, Southland Industries, Las Vegas
Root cause logic tree. Courtesy: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Lean Maintenance April 17, 2019

Why things break: Just the facts

A root cause failure analysis takes the guesswork out of downtime

By Mary Beckman
Lean Maintenance April 8, 2019

Industrie 4.0 challenges, and its potential

Meet the cultural changes head-on to derive benefits.

By Andrew Cannon
Courtesy: CFE Media, ATS
Lean Maintenance March 25, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 18-24

Articles about maintenance strategies, IEEE 1584-2018, maintenance survey findings, AI-based maintenance, and machine learning and maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media, ATS
Lean Maintenance March 13, 2019

A race against time

Maintenance is valued, but aging equipment puts pressure on plants.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
Engineering and project management are by far the two biggest skills needed for a successful manufacturing career. Courtesy: CFE Media
Lean Maintenance March 11, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 4-10

Articles about calculating compressed air efficiency, Brexit's impact on manufacturing, 2018 Salary Survey findings, and conveyor maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra