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How to address the skills shortage in maintenance
Skills Gap

How to address the skills shortage in maintenance

Bridging the gap takes a little strategic planning and some key tactics.
Building the manufacturing workforce one veteran at a time
Workforce Development

Building the manufacturing workforce one veteran at a time

"We are taking service members before they start their transition out of the military, we bring them into manufacturing, train them, inculcate them, do everything to prepare them...
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.
How has the role of reliability manager widened over the past 10 years? 
Workforce Development

How has the role of reliability manager widened over the past 10 years? 

The responsibilities of reliability managers have multiplied, even as it gets more difficult to attract and retain experienced workers.
The risk of using new technology to enable a reactive maintenance culture
Workforce Development

The risk of using new technology to enable a reactive maintenance culture

Powerful tools are available to broaden the skill set of maintenance and reliability technicians, but some are not using them in the areas that bring greatest value to the organization...
The future of maintenance and reliability is a combination of hard and soft skills
Workforce Development

The future of maintenance and reliability is a combination of hard and soft skills

Technical skills will always matter, but the ability to communicate across languages and generations will help you stand out even further
Maintenance and reliability skill sets: What are the table stakes in 2024
Workforce Development

Changing maintenance and reliability roles require new skill sets

"I often get asked, 'what is a reliability manager?' It really depends on what company you go to!"
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.
How to prevent EV charger infrastructure downtime
Technology

Improving the reliability of the EV charger infrastructure

"For the equipment, the EVSE, the failure of that is pretty low. They are pretty reliable. However, network and communications is a different thing,"
It is okay to ask for help if you’re a manager!
Leadership Skills

It is okay to ask for help if you’re a manager!

Seeking assistance when you need it is an exercise in resourcefulness and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for you and your team.
10 reliability and maintenance truths
Leadership in Action

10 reliability and maintenance truths

Joe Kuhn shares the lessons he learned during his 32 years in manufacturing.
2023 industry wrap-up: The best of Leadership in Action
Leadership in Action

2023 industry wrap-up: The best of Leadership in Action

In this year-end wrap-up, we shine a spotlight on Joe Kuhn's most influential columns.
Prioritize Root Cause Problem Solving To Improve Performance At Your Facility
Leadership Skills

Prioritize root cause problem solving to improve performance at your facility

Joe Kuhn says improve plant reliability by adding problem solving and focusing on condition monitoring.
Establishing A Battle Cry To Keep Your Plant Team Motivated And Set Expectations
Workforce Development

Establishing a battle cry to keep your plant team motivated and set expectations

With industrial teams running leaner than ever, a battle cry can keep your team motivated behind a shared set of principles.
Career Long Learning Can Improve Your Asset Management Function
Asset Management System

Career-long learning can improve your asset management function

David Berger says make your training budget go farther, from maintainer-operator cross training to advanced skills certifications.
Calculating The True Cost Of Unfilled Maintenance And Reliability Jobs
Workforce Development

Calculating the true cost of unfilled maintenance and reliability jobs

Adrian Messer says quality, productivity, and safety all take hits the longer key roles go unfilled.