New white papers, research added to library

One of the most popular uses for this Website is the ability to review archived stories and articles from past years. Some of the best strategies and ideas are the tried and true methods. Yet the Website grows every day with the addition of the latest research from major suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and study groups.

12/26/2007


One of the most popular uses for www.PlantEngineering.com is the ability to review archived stories and articles from past years. Some of the best strategies and ideas are the tried and true methods.

Yet the Website grows every day with the addition of the latest research from major suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and study groups.

Among the new studies now available at www.PlantEngineering.com :

  • An ASQ study on how a paint shop in India improved its quality and customer service by successfully implementing a Six Sigma strategy in the operation

  • A study by Lawson on how to combine Enterprise Asset Management and Enterprise Resource Planning to achieve the best of both strategies. The paper looks at integrating EAM and ERP throughout the enterprise

  • A NASA white paper on how to integrate Fieldbus devices to an existing DCS system. The paper discusses the reasons for the upgrade and an analysis of the project’s outcome

  • A study of the redesign of the lighting grid in Gillette’s Andover, MA facility. The result was an annual $110,000 reduction in electricity costs while creating a brighter work environment for employees in the manufacturing space.



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    Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

    There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

    But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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