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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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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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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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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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Uptime: I Want America Back!

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Remember when we, our businesses, our industries, our government and our educational institutions focused on the fundamentals—the basics? Things seem to be different today. These days, the very foundation of what made America strong has been eroded to the point that we often feel like hapless victims of self-serving decision-making and […]

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The Road To Sustainability Is One Truly Worth Traveling

George Dettloff, President and CEO, SKF USA Inc. If “sustainability” is not yet part of your organization’s lexicon, it likely will be very soon. Proactive sustainability programs aim to help businesses become more productive and competitive, safeguard natural resources, cultivate community outreach and involve employees as valued partners. For all the right reasons, sustainability is […]

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Building Relationships With World-Class Suppliers

Rick Page, Vice President Marketing, John Crane America The challenges Maintenance and Reliability Professionals face in today’s business environment are daunting. Not only are they being asked to do more with fewer people, but hiring well-qualified people is increasingly difficult. Expectations are much higher with respect to plant productivity, health and safety and environmental compliance. […]

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Addressing The Staffing Challenges Of A Global Market

Mike Laszkiewicz, Vice President, Customer Support & Maintenance, Rockwell Automation Ninety percent of manufacturers are experiencing a shortage of qualified production employees—from machinists to technicians— according to a recent survey by the Manufacturing Institute. In fact, a National Association of Manufacturers report predicts that by 2020, U.S. manufacturing will need up to 10 million new […]

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