Three new maintenance studies available for download


Life Cycle Engineering has released three news case studies on issues facing the maintenance engineer. These studies are now available at in the Research section of the Engineer’s Resource Guide.

The studies include:

  • Manufacturing Approach to Reliability Excellence by Darrin Wikoff. He writes about how an organization can achieve reliability excellence by involving not only maintenance, but also operations, engineering, materials and procurement, and other functions operating within the same business, regardless of business unit physical boundaries.

  • Scheduling…Not Just a Maintenance Thing! by Darrin Wikoff. He discusses how successful organizations need to look past the idea of centralized manufacturing- scheduling process to make sure that all aspects of the manufacturing process are considered in the maintenance scheduling.

  • Developing your other assets…the people , by Shon E. Isenhour. He discusses ways to make the best use of the shrinking training dollars and how to begin the paradigm shift that must happen for us to keep training in the forefront and propel us to the next level in the maintenance and reliability realm.

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The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
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Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
2017 Top Plant winner, Best practices, Plant Engineering at 70, Top 10 stories of 2017
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Setting internal automation standards
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PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

Annual Salary Survey

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.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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