Manufacturing Mindset

How to combat and overcome challenges in 2023 and beyond

March 15, 2023
What we’re reading this week, including how the P-F Curve can impact maintenance processes at your facility.

To stay abreast of industry trends, we, the editors, read countless articles and editorials written by experts from across verticals. We're always learning more about the people, technologies, and events that are making waves in the manufacturing space, and we want to share this information with you. In this brief, we’ll cite our sources and highlight columns and features that can help improve uptime at your plant. 


The five actions that must be on every manufacturer’s checklist this year [Smart Industry]
Adaptability, agility, flexibility, and resilience are the new pillars of manufacturing. Companies that are unwilling or unable to change with each new disruption will find themselves struggling to remain profitable and relevant. This article describes five steps manufacturers can take to combat and overcome challenges in 2023 and beyond.


Using the P-F Curve With Different Maintenance & Reliability Approaches [New Equipment Digest]
The P-F Curve is an important tool to help maintenance personnel identify how close an asset is to failure.  But like all tools, the P-F Curve is only useful if implemented correctly. This article explores the intended uses of the P-F Curve and how it can impact maintenance processes at your facility.  

Safety and Security

Is Time Running Out on Workplace Safety? [EHS Today]
In 2021, a worker died every 101 minutes from a workplace injury. It can be tempting to believe that with all the new technologies available and all the think pieces about how best to train workers and foster a culture of safety at your facility that on-the-job accidents are declining, but the data doesn’t support that. This article highlights and interprets the latest data on U.S. workplace injuries and fatalities. 


Why energy and utility companies should reassess their data and digital-twin programs [Smart Industry]
Digital twins are gaining traction in various sectors throughout the industrial landscape. The utility and energy industries, however, have not had the greatest success implementing this new, digital solution. Legacy systems with siloed data have prevented many digital twin projects from leaving the proof-of-concept phase. This article explores how organizations can increase ROI on their digital twin investments. 


5 Things to Look for in Your Future Leaders [Industry Week]
There is a big difference between bosses and leaders. One causes higher-than-normal turnover while the other motivates and inspires everyone they meet. This article outlines five factors to consider when looking for future leaders in your company.  

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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