Using the ISO 55000 standard for reference, this article outlines how KPIs can be effectively deployed so that the asset management organization will not simply be efficient, but also effective for the greater organization.
A good 5S program displays a facility’s culture and mindset and allows problem prevention.
Maintenance supervisors are your 'boots-on-the-grounds' leaders. Choose wisely.
There are opportunities to improve efficiencies across labor, materials and energy through the application of smart manufacturing principles.
The lower costs associated with reshoring are driving more local manufacturing activity; technological developments are drastically changing the way plants operate; and capital investments are on the rise. The result will be a landmark year in...
It's tough to predict when capital spending budgets will get a boost, leaving floor managers with the uncomfortable task of making do with aging equipment. Here are some tips for getting by while still meeting demand.
Like any other metric, OEE can be used as a club to reprimand or blame people, but it’s really intended to be a yardstick for measuring improvement.
The critical issue when it comes to COEs isn’t whether the work they’re doing is important to the business. It is how to ensure that their effort isn’t wasted. This article provides two recommendations for how to best leverage...
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City lawmakers voted unanimously to drop the lawsuit after the firm's boss promised to address without delay any future complaints about odor.