Archive | August, 2007

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Utilities Manager: Challenge The “Rear-View Mirror” Approach To Energy Management

Christopher Russell, Principal, South River Facility Management We’re all familiar with the monthly budget review meeting. This is when the general manager sits down with department heads to compare the latest month’s financial results to the organization’s operating budget. A common, well-intentioned business habit, it also has the potential to be quite damaging. That’s because […]

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Leveraging Best Practices For Overall Peak Performance

Rich Padula, President and CEO, Syclo Leading maintenance repair and operation (M.R.O.) organizations are leveraging a range of best practices for optimal asset performance. Such methods encompass maintenance best practices that drive efficiencies and equipment life cycles, as well as cost-cutting ideas from allied industries like field services. Efficiently run field service teams have, for […]

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From Data To The Decision: Journey For The Entire Enterprise

Jack Bolick, President of Honeywell Process Solutions From the field to the control room, a manufacturing plant is a mountain of raw data. With countless monitoring devices dispersed throughout the plant, harvesting that data is no problem. Turning that data into the right decision, though, can be difficult. Wrong decisions can lead to downtime, and […]

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Increasing Workforce Efficiency With Smarter, Easier-To-Use Tools

Barbara Hulit, President, Fluke Corporation It’s no secret to any of us working in industry that significant change is taking place in how we do business and manage resources. Never before have so many industry leaders announced initiatives to become not just leaner, but also greener. To compete globally, industry needs to increase production, lower […]

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It’s Really A No-Brainer: “Green” Is The Color Of Money

David C. Orlowski, President and CEO, Inpro/Seal Company At Inpro/Seal, we view the “greening” of the process industries in general, and the maintenance function in particular, as one of the biggest challenges and profit opportunities currently facing our customers. Lean, efficient manufacturing operations are a vital part of the day-to-day concerns we face at Inpro […]

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Considering Your Lubricants As Part Of The Bigger Picture

Lee Culbertson, President, Royal Purple, Ltd. Proper lubricant selection and management is one of the greatest challenges facing any fast-paced process or manufacturing operation these days. Thus, it’s more critical than ever for end-users to think of lubricants as “investments” in reliability and efficiency—not as “commodities.” “Excellence” is keyLubricant performance can vary greatly between competing […]

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Confronting The Workforce Crisis Through Improved Asset Reliability

Peter Zornio, Chief Strategic Officer, Emerson Process Management Today, as process automation facilities face a shrinking skilled workforce, the need for plant asset reliability is more important than ever. Organizations can tackle this challenge and ensure efficient plant operations by implementing three steps that will lead to the improved collection and use of new and […]

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