Recent Articles

April 9, 2015 2:23 pm
Dan Miklovic, LNS Research
Just as calibration needs to be part of your quality processes, it absolutely needs to be part of your asset performance management (APM) strategy as well. And, regardless of who owns the software, it needs to be considered in your APM architecture.
April 9, 2015 9:53 am
George Krauter
Consider the essential considerations that companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware chains must employ in order to maintain a profitable scenario. Now compare the situation in the many MRO store rooms. The word “store” is the operative word here, because the MRO storeroom is in fact a “store.”
April 8, 2015 2:40 pm
Lisa Richards
Facility automation offers a world of hope for members of the reliability industry: improved quality control, better safety for employees and customers, an increase in production and machine performance and ultimately, reductions in spending. 
April 8, 2015 10:41 am
Jim Hemingway
Coal ash can cause a multitude of problems in plants, from increased maintenance costs, safety hazards, to risk for costly equipment failure. See how one western plant dealt with their coal ash problem. 
April 7, 2015 2:56 pm
John Hinchey
While the e-commerce business model can certainly lead to increased sales and greater customer satisfaction for retailers, it has placed more pressure on manufacturers and distributors.
April 7, 2015 10:39 am
Bob Farrell
Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why. 
April 6, 2015 2:19 pm
Gary Nuttall, President, Gray Tools Canada
Here are just four examples of how distributors can take advantage of their suppliers’ capabilities to foster closer relationships, which in turn will make them more relevant to their customers.
April 6, 2015 10:15 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
April 2, 2015 11:48 am
GE Reports
In the not-too-distant future, airplanes will scythe into the wind with an airframe that can virtually streamline its shape using nothing but air.
April 2, 2015 10:22 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
​Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business. 
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