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March 13, 2013
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Uptime: Smart Machines: Careers With A Future

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor This economic downturn, Great Recession or whatever it’s called is taking quite a toll, given the loss of middle-class jobs across so many business and industrial sectors. At the same time, worker productivity in the U.S. is high, largely because of improving methods and the affordability of newer technologies and […]

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March 13, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Manufacturing System Savings

Henry Ford once said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Sound motor management practices, like conducting a motor inventory to assess repair-replace decisions before motors fail, are done behind the scenes, but can lead to noticeable energy and cost savings. The right management practices enhance the quality of your operational processes, […]

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March 13, 2013
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate!: Power From Making Lists And Checking Them Twice

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Those lucky enough to visit the magnificent National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH, marvel at the superbly restored aircraft of past generations that lay testament to man’s innovative spirit. Among the facility’s national treasures, one plane’s star shines brighter than all the […]