I first wrote about this topic in my January 2010 column for LMT’s sister publication, Maintenance Technology (MT). Please indulge me as I go over it again here.
I recently spent time putting my old wooden sailboat away after a season on Lake Michigan. As I worked, I began to realize how similar sailing is to magazine publishing. Exhilarating, yet challenging.
Over the holidays, I had chance to visit with some old friends. They were thrilled to inform me of their teenage son’s recent work promotion to the position of plant lubrication technician, in charge of his facility’s lubrication program.
If I were a bettin’ man, I would put money on Congress getting SOME type(s) of energy-efficiency/climate-change legislation into law in the not-too-distant future.
The numbers don’t lie. Choosing the wrong sealing system can be a real drain on an operation’s process efficiency, not to mention its reliability, environmental compliance and, ultimately, its overall profitability.
Lucky you! There is one KPI that comes close to taking into account almost all variables in a production process.
Employees at the 25 Five Rivers MetroParks facilities in the greater Dayton, OH area feel as though they’ve struck gold —black gold, that is.