February 2011 Issue
Convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS will require standardization of accounting procedures globally for ERP and CMMS systems
David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, says IFRS could change how asset life cycle costs are tracked globally.
Joel Leonard, contributing editor, says schools in Finland can teach something to U.S. schools.
The height of efficiency: Municipal trash incinerator saves on installation and ownership costs.
Energy Expert Peter Garforth asks why do we decide against our best interests.
Mike Bacidore, chief editor, says PlantServices.com brings excitement to the Internet.
Tom Moriarty, P.E., CMRP, contributing editor, says build your staff's confidence in themselves and in you.
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme's first transsexual truck driver gets fired for doing what comes naturally.
Head games: Strategic considerations and tactical moves influence whether to outsource MRO.
Paul Studebaker, CMRP, editorial director, says industry is taking the lead on saving the world for future generations.
Plant of the Month: Kimberly-Clark's nonwovens plant in LaGrange, Georgia, weaves predictive maintenance into its very fabric.
Predictive maintenance requires strong commitment and the right tools.
Seal reliability relies on plant personnel monitoring equipment condition and analyzing failures systematically
Failure by any other name: Calculating MTBF for seals depends on your definition.
Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor, says CMMS and EAM are expanding their offerings.
In this installment of What Works, monitoring system collects energy consumption data.