This column highlights an important report out of Northeast Ohio that offers a blueprint for upping the region’s manufacturing game. It can also work in other states and regions.
Minimizing Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) is essential for increasing production availability in plants. Doing so requires effective maintenance scheduling. That’s where OSE comes in.
In this concluding article of his short series on “smart” technologies and their impact on our lives and livelihoods, the author ties everything together from a RAM standpoint.
Industry’s need for quality maintenance-skilled trades has never been more acute. Opportunities for the ‘new order’ of maintenance pros that will fill the void are virtually endless.
Operators play a critical role in achieving equipment reliability at a site. The author discusses concepts that pacesetter facilities would want to emphasize in operator training.
Getting the scope of an STO right impacts the cost and duration of the event. Excellent team alignment is key to successful scope control and supports the organization in meeting its goals.
The costly compressor failure described in this case study involved four deviations. The lessons learned and author’s message hold true for any type of process-equipment category.
Human memory is notoriously unreliable. Used by plant-floor personnel, “little black books” in various forms deliver major value, including experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
We’re moving toward more information-sharing in our home and work lives through the “smart cities” concept. Improved services, economic growth, enhanced quality of life lay ahead
Seizures of counterfeit bearings have grown exponentially over the past 10 years. Beware: The problem is no longer limited to high-volume small bearings. Larger-bore fakes are in the mix.