Optimizing maintenance and asset management series with Dude Solutions

Join Dude Solutions and Plant Engineering for a three-part series about optimizing maintenance and asset management. This series will include one eBook and two on-demand webcasts focused around topics such as machine learning and maintenance, preventive maintenance, and how specific tools and technology are having a real impact on enterprise recruitment.

Part 1: Best Practices in Asset Management Optimization

Asset management allows manufacturers to take stock of the information coming in and out of their plant and how to harness it. With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data, the tools are there to make to optimize this data and make the best possible decisions. Featured articles include machine learning and maintenance, and predictive maintenance market growth.

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Part 2: How to Become a Preventive Maintenance All-Star


It’s the day before your long-overdue vacation. Production is busy and then, wham, a major asset failure creates profit- (and morale-) killing downtime. You can almost smell the beach and BBQ, but you are forced into firefighting mode. Has this ever happened to you?

A Preventive Maintenance All-Star or “PM All-Star” rarely, if ever, has this occur. They have an organized maintenance program with the majority of work falling on the less-chaotic PM side. With the right tools, all manufacturers can move from a firefighting mode to a more stable and efficient proactive mode – and even if you’re already operating proactively, there’s always room to take it to the next level.

Join our discussion lead by Paul Lachance, Sr. Manufacturing Advisor at Dude Solutions and Bill Hoff, Director of Facilities and Environmental Services at JMA Wireless to learn more about what a PM All-Star is, where you fit in, why it matters and how you can reach a new level of stardom.

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Part 3: Top 5 Operations Workforce Trends to Know for 2020

The maxim “change is the only constant” is a good representation of today’s workforce, where technical skill sets are much in demand, even as unemployment is at its lowest point in decades.
Consider the following:

  • 50% of facility managers are expected to retire in the next 10 years
  • 80% of Americans agree there is a workforce skills gap
  • Of the 3.5 million manufacturing jobs projected to be available by 2025, 2 million are expected to go unfilled

The technologies relevant in our industry have changed more in the last 30 years than they did the previous 200 years. And for the first time in history, five generations of people are working together to deliver value, leading to a fascinating dynamic but also presenting challenges to managers and human resources.

These challenges also present an opportunity. That opportunity is to improve productivity and remain competitive using proven tools to hone your skills.

Tune in to this webinar to better understand the facts and statistics of how the workforce is changing and how these changes are impacting discrete manufacturing and process production operations. In addition, you’ll see how specific tools and technology are having a real impact on enterprise recruitment, employment and retention efforts. These same tools can help your team grow their skills, share knowledge and improve productivity. See how you can have an impact that makes your company better.

View the webcast on-demand.