Archive | August, 2012


9:45 pm
August 16, 2012
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My Take: Reflecting On The Term 'For Real'

Here we are again: another August, another installment of our annual “Executive Outlook” section. What’s different, of course, is the theme of this year’s Outlook (and what essentially has turned into the overall theme of this month’s magazine)—”Is reshoring for real?”


9:39 pm
August 16, 2012
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Compressed Air Challenge: Starting Points — Baselining Your System

How effective/efficient is your com-pressed air system? Take a few minutes to visit your compressor room. It’s probably noisy, hot and dirty. Look at the compressors, note their vibrations and heat, then try to evaluate the health of the equipment by feel. Not working for you? How about checking the compressor gauges? Unfortunately, pressure, temperature […]


9:33 pm
August 16, 2012
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For On The Floor: You And Your CMMS

While today’s Web-based and EAM-integrated computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are light years beyond their forebears, their purpose (i.e., to systematize and schedule maintenance activities, track inventory and record equipment history) remains the same as 30+ years ago. The same goes for how well these systems are understood and used. According to our Maintenance Technology […]