Many industrial operations are struggling to find the right approach to protect their assets. Many opt for a technique referred to as “security through obscurity” — which mistakes subterfuge for security. Instead, here are three ways industrial operations can fortify their network architectures.
To simplify the process of RMP implementation, this article provides the nine critical steps necessary for building a world class Reliability Maintenance Program.
To gain control over accruals, companies must take a hard look at their current processes, and if necessary, implement a solution to address the gaps that ERP systems leave behind.
EPA recently released a proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants. Although the proposed rule only requires states to limit GHG emissions from existing power plants, states may choose instead to regulate GHG emissions from a wide range of other industries and emissions sources.
Perhaps someday all motors will be built so well that there will be no more electrical bearing damage. Until that day comes, motor repair shops will continue to replace bearings eroded by voltages induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs, commonly known as inverters).
When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy” decision.
If you feel stuck, even just a little bit, you’re probably behind the innovation curve. Good news, this article is for you. Because the secret to getting unstuck — or becoming more entrenched in your supply chain — is only a few clicks away. The secret is information.
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful.
Selectively coordinating power distribution and electrical systems in critical facilities remains a hot topic among professional engineers and their facility-owner clients.
Supply chains are only as good as the people in charge of keeping up with them. This means that it is just as important for manufacturers to keep equipment in great shape as it is for them to keep people in great shape by showing meaningful appreciation on a day-to-day basis.
A combination of over-use and under-appreciation can relegate terms like vision and innovation to the realm of cliché. However, those words ring much clearer when presented against a backdrop of time-tested approaches that repeatedly drive growth and produce positive results. Such is the case with Evansville, IN-based ORG CHEM Group.
Supply chain product compliance is increasingly complex, with companies required to disclose detailed information about their products, including composition, origin, and regulatory status. Managing this data remains a critical supply chain challenge that is necessary in order to comply with a wide array of regulations.
Compressed air is found in almost any manufacturing environment. Often referred to as the “fourth utility,” it is widely used in control systems and for powering pneumatic equipment. In order for these systems to perform properly, the air must be dry.
Allied Valve is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.
Collective Bargaining And Immigration: Important Considerations for Employers of an Organized Immigrant WorkforceSeptember 19, 2014 10:11 am | by Frida Glucoft and John E. Exner
Knowing the immigration-related elements of a CBA and engaging qualified immigration and labor counsel in the collective bargaining process is critical to ensuring a company’s ability to retain foreign national employees in compliance with the terms of their immigration status and the terms of the CBA.
I propose we replace the notion of off-shoring vs. on-shoring with the idea of "right-shoring," asking the question "where is (are) the best location(s) to make something?" My business answers this question for our customers every day. To do so, criteria beyond simply cost must be considered.
The realities of doing business right now is that the marketplace is changing with breakneck speed and becoming exponentially more complex, diverse and more unpredictable than ever before.That's why a successful company needs to deploy appropriate strategies for proactively driving change and sustainable growth.
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.
When it comes to manufacturing, events like Manufacturing Day provide access and visibility for those who may not have an accurate perception of what the manufacturing industry is all about.
Much is unknown about what Scottish life will look like if the vote passes today and Scotland becomes independent of the UK. Scotland’s post-UK currency is up in the air, and the strength of Scotland’s economy as an independent nation is untested. What does this mean for the manufacturing sector?