Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 18-24: GM plant revival, safety data collection, GM recall crisis, more
Articles about a GM plant’s revival in Michigan, safety data collection, the GM recall crisis, machine safety tips for the plant floor, and delivering data from the plant were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 18-24. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
In a summer of turmoil at GM, one Michigan plant keeps building on its second chance.
2. Safety data collection process as important as what's collected
Take the system beyond paper to process hazard analysis.
3. In her own words: Mary Barra and the GM recall crisis
New CEO at GM spends her first year dealing with the recall crisis.
4. Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries
Machinery can increase production with less labor, but heavy machinery also presents safety hazards and workers must be fully trained and aware of the machine operations to avoid injuries.
5. Delivering data from the plant floor
Digital technology brings asset performance information throughout the enterprise with the ubiquity of cloud technology, improved analytics, and increased mobility driving productivity throughout manufacturing industries.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.
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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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