Maintenance Strategy

Example of a before (left) and after (right) by improving spare parts inventory management for a maintenance department. Courtesy: Daniel Penn Associates
Maintenance April 13, 2021

Spare part inventory for maintenance organizations is critical

Maintenance organizations often need spare parts for various tasks, but keeping everything orderly is a challenge. Companies can change things, though. Consider seven steps and best practices highlighted here.

By Ken Staller
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Lean Maintenance March 31, 2021

What to look for in a manufacturing operating system

Manufacturing operating systems have come a long way and can aid engineers in many ways. The right operating system will be intuitive, efficient and easy to use.

By Cara Winther
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Maintenance March 24, 2021

Five reasons why shop floor software is critical for manufacturers

Shop floor maintenance software gives manufacturers information on how things operate and the right program will improve efficiency.

By Cara Winther
Courtesy: Swagelok Co.
Maintenance March 22, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 15-21, 2021

Articles about digital transformation trends, plant turnarounds, two-way radios, effective communication and writing a maintenance task procedure were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 15-21, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Example of a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Courtesy: KeyedIn and CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Asset Management March 17, 2021

Differences between ERP and MES platforms

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) might seem similar, but they have specific aspects they specialize in.

By Curtis Bird
Courtesy: Comparesoft.com
PPE March 15, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 8-14, 2021

Articles about flame-resistant PPE, ROI efficiency, digital transformation, corrective maintenance and writing a maintenance task procedure were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 8-14, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics March 10, 2021

Cloud manufacturing software improves communication, productivity

Cloud manufacturing software can help streamline disparate systems and help improve communication and productivity for manufacturers.

By Cara Winther
Courtesy: Comparesoft.com
Asset Management March 9, 2021

How to increase ROI and efficiency with EAM

An effective asset management and maintenance system holds the key to greater return on investment

By Craig Greenhalgh
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on plant engineers according to those who responded to the 2020 Plant Engineering Salary Survey. Courtesy: Plant Engineering
PPE March 8, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 1-7, 2021

Articles about the 2020 Salary Survey, flame-resistant PPE, corrective maintenance, writing a maintenance task procedure and Product of the Year finalists were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance Strategy March 3, 2021

Working corrective maintenance into an equipment maintenance strategy

Corrective equipment maintenance can be an effective tool if it is used by all the people on the floor to help maintain the equipment and drive production efficiency.

By Jon Richardson