February 2013 Issue
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme discovers that Twitter is anything but frivolous.
David Berger says sell management on it to ensure success.
In this Big Picture Interview, Gino Palarchio discusses how implementation turns ideas into best-in-class maintenance practices.
Peter Garforth wonders if green is the new green.
Mike Bacidore says workforce demographics are about to shift.
Tom Moriarty says develop your sphere of influence to initiate change.
Stanton McGroarty says reactive maintenance destroys OEE, creating a huge competitive disadvantage.
In this Plant Profile, Baldor's North Carolina plant uses lean principles as a path to growth.
Stanton McGroarty says partner with vendors that can help to reduce costs.
Unbalanced rotors can damage bearings.
Sheila Kennedy says seal manufacturers are working to improve energy efficiency, leak protection, service life, and uptime.
In this installment of What Works, Midland Metal Products measures its way to ISO 9000 certification with CMMS.
Give process-efficiency initiatives a longer track with change management.
Get operations to run equipment and keep it running with a reliability perspective.
AGVs create new freedom in manufacturing plant design.
Motor spares in inventory can experience a generation gap.