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Skill up: Inspiring the next generation of manufacturing workers 
Skill Up

Skill up: Inspiring the next generation of manufacturing workers 

In this education roundup, see how industry stakeholders are combating the skilled labor shortage.
How video and motion analysis can help prevent machine downtime
Technology Toolbox

How video and motion analysis can help prevent machine downtime

Sheila Kennedy explores how modern technologies promote better decisions and faster response times.
Become more reliable to reduce safety risk
Industrial Safety

Become more reliable to reduce safety risk

Joe Anderson outlines three things you can do immediately to create a safer, more reliable operation
It's just business: Manufacturing moves from Toyota, Motion, HASA, and more
It's Just Business

It's just business: Manufacturing moves from Toyota, Motion, HASA, and more

In this industry roundup, see how manufactures are making decisions to stay agile and stay ahead of the competition.
Advancements in industrial bearings and seals help improve longevity and functionality
Industrial Bearings

Advancements in industrial bearings and seals help improve longevity and functionality

Sheila Kennedy says new monitoring and maintenance aids improve the performance and life span of these critical technologies.
Manufacturing by the Numbers: March 2024
Manufacturing by the Numbers

Manufacturing by the Numbers: March 2024

Plus, manufacturing sector contracts for the 16th consecutive month.
Two thumbs up: Industry-themed movies worth a watch
From the Editor

Two thumbs up: Industry-themed movies worth a watch

Chief editor Tom Wilk argues that the Oscars should reward more movies about industry.
It's just business: Manufacturing moves from Owens Corning, Antora Energy, Blue Yonder, and more
It's Just Business

It's just business: Manufacturing moves from Owens Corning, Antora Energy, Blue Yonder, and more

In this industry roundup, learn how manufacturing companies are staying competitive through wise business decisions.
Beware of AI-driven maintenance plans filling your CMMS with non-value work
Planned Maintenance

Beware of AI-driven maintenance plans filling your CMMS with non-value work

Jeff Shiver demonstrates how PM checklists generated using AI tools often miss the precision tasks that address your asset’s unique operating context, and can vary between multiple...
Vibration analysis: Get a handle on your mechanical movers and shakers
Vibration Analysis

Vibration analysis: Get a handle on your mechanical movers and shakers

Sheila Kennedy surveys the tools that help you halt unwanted vibration among your plant assets
Proper planning and scheduling requires an adult mindset
Planning and Scheduling

Proper planning and scheduling requires an adult mindset

Doc Palmer argues that it can even root out childish behaviors among both work teams and managers.
Ego is the enemy of plant efficiency and optimization
Leadership Skills

Ego is the enemy of plant efficiency and optimization

Joe Kuhn says don't let busy work blind you to the truth on the ground at your plant.
Ten years after: How the industry has changed before our eyes
Workforce Development

Ten years after: How the industry has changed before our eyes

Thomas WIlk explores the link between a famous concert and industrial reliability.
How to detect temperature variations in industrial environments
Infrared Thermography

How to detect temperature variations in industrial environments

Sheila Kennedy reviews the latest infrared and thermographic tools that expose problematic conditions in equipment, buildings, and field assets.
Why proactive work dies in the backlog and how to fix it
Planning and Scheduling

Why proactive work dies in the backlog and how to fix it

Doc Palmer wonders whether your maintenance staff is sized for firefighting or for profitability.
Steps to address the critical skills shortage in industrial maintenance
Workforce Development

Steps to address the critical skills shortage in industrial maintenance

Jeff Shiver shares short- and long-term approaches to overcome the lack of qualified maintenance and reliability workers.