Archive | August, 2008

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Industry Outlook: Knowledge Is Power: Paving The Way To Savings

George Dettloff, President and CEO, SKF USA Inc. For virtually any industrial organization, regardless of product, these are undeniably difficult times. Challenges associated with escalating energy costs, equipment reliability issues and an ongoing demand for improved productivity and profitability abound. But, for those organizations guided by a clear strategic vision and a can-do attitude, every […]

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Industry Outlook: Factoring Lubricants Into The Overall Equation

Lee Culbertson, President, Royal Purple, Ltd. For more than 20 years, Royal Purple has been a proponent of applying lubrication technology as a way to quickly and inexpensively attain significant improvements in plant rotating equipment reliability. Our corporate mission fits perfectly with the editor’s request to share with readers how we are addressing industries’ accelerating […]

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Industry Outlook: Transforming To Serve Changing Industrial Markets

Michael J. Connors, President, Process Industries, The Timken Company The Timken Company has been in the business of helping customers cut cost for more than 109 years. The simple fact is that the knowledge we bring to the table and put into the development of our products results in improved operating efficiency for our customers’ […]

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Industry Outlook: Harnessing Innovation In Continuous Improvement

John Berra, President, Emerson Process Management Today’s process manufacturing managers need continuous improvement for sustainable business success. They consistently identify safety of employees, protection of the environment and operations excellence as top priorities. Delivering on these priorities is challenging as facilities face supply-chain pressure, labor shortages and rising costs. Fortunately, innovation and collaboration provide technology […]

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Industry Outlook

Dear Maintenance & Reliability Professional: This issue marks publication of our third annual “Industry Outlook” section, our largest ever. As in years past, we asked a select group of industry thought leaders to give us some insight into what’s on their minds and on the radar screens of the organizations they head. Sixteen company executives […]

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Uptime: The Perfect Storm Intensifies

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor In last month’s column, I pointed out that the United States is the most competitive nation in the world, as well as the most productive one, with the highest innovative potential in the world. However, I also pointed out that we are a nation at risk: other nations are gaining while […]

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