Voices: Technology Toolbox

Technology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.


Knowledge repositories encourage sharing and collaboration

Sheila Kennedy says new databases help manufacturers be smarter about sourcing, machine use.

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor
Jul 18, 2016

Better decisions are made when people put their heads together. Fortunately for industrial production companies, a growing assortment of industrial directories, databases and registries is facilitating knowledge-sharing, deeper analysis, and teamwork. The common online platforms provide ready access to accurate information, helping companies reduce errors and improve the quality of business and technology decisions.

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