Sustainability is good business practice, and what we see in customers across all industries is that it makes even better business sense, driving long-term competitive advantage. There are two aspects of sustainability emerging as market forces in the manufacturing space, driven by innovative automation solutions. The first is meeting the immediate cost-savings needs our customers […]
You’re not alone in your efforts to get around the economic killing fields of the lingering recession. The 12 companies represented in our Industry Outlook 2009 “have your back.”
One of our missions at SKF is to equip our customers worldwide with the technologies, products and services that can help them weather the current economic downturn and build toward a more competitive and healthier future. A key driver behind this mission is the quest for sustainability, with an emphasis on ways to increase energy […]
AutomationDirect has always tried to provide the ‘best value’ to our customers, and this economy has forced us to evaluate ways to do even better. On nearly every front, we have taken some measures to help our customers economically.
Bad news travels fast. Case in point: There isn’t a worker alive who doesn’t know we’re currently mired in the most difficult economic downturn since the Great Depression. But, like any story, there are two sides.
A year ago, most manufacturers were working overtime to get as much product produced and to the marketplace as possible. Distributors were just as busy making sure that they had the MRO products necessary to keep all those production lines up and running at full efficiency. Now, one year later, both OEMs and distributors are […]
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube: In one of your previous articles, you stated that about 70% of mechanical failures are directly, or indirectly, attributable to poor or ineffective lubrication practices. Can you explain the basis of this statement?”
While the current economic downturn has caused a considerable business challenge for many companies, we need to make sure those near-term issues don’t alter the work that needs to be done to establish and build a strong long-term future. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist […]