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  • Renovate Today to Shorten Downtime Tomorrow

    Thorough planning, modern design tools and an instinct for the unexpected are key ingredients in your recipe for fast and efficient plant renovation and expansion.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    06/14/2007
  • Four Ways for Plant Managers to Optimize Asset Reliability

    Many plant managers aren’t aware of the four ways they can help optimize asset reliability to reduce cost, maximize asset utilization and increase plant capacity. It’s about time they became engaged in the reliability process.

    Ricky Smith, CMRP
    06/14/2007
  • June 2007 Equipment Roundup - Metal Detection

    June's equipment round-up features metal detection equipment, including a fluorescent laser sorter, free-fall detection equipment, vertical detectors, and hygienic separators.

    06/14/2007
  • Learn the Basics of Failure Analysis and Risk Mitigation

    As CMMS vendors search for ways to differentiate their products and services in light of increased competition, many have enhanced their offerings to include a variety of powerful failure analysis techniques and risk mitigation strategies. Asset Management Expert David Berger illustrates some of the more basic techniques and simple strategies to mitigate risk and exploit improvement opportunities.

    David Berger, P.Eng.
    04/10/2007
  • Heat Exchangers Become Increasingly Compact and Efficient

    Heat exchangers are getting increasingly compact and efficient. Enhanced, compact, ultra-compact, microscale and mesoscale variations are on the market or in development. Continuing innovations in nanotechnology and fuel cells promise further advances in heat exchanger miniaturization.

    Sheila Kennedy
    04/10/2007
  • ADM'S Big Bet on Fuel

    It’s always been part food company and part ingredient company, but now add fuel company to the description of Archer Daniels Midland Co.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    03/26/2007
  • Sara Lee’s New Kitchen

    Sara Lee Corp., for years based in Chicago, still is getting situated in suburban Downers Grove, Ill.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    03/26/2007
  • Debunk Plant Myths About Diagnostics

    Learn how your existing control systems and analog instruments can deliver diagnostic capabilities, at a fraction of the cost of system or instrument replacements.

    03/13/2007
  • Use Motor Management to Cut the Costs of Your Fleet

    Sure, the less expensive motor saves money in the short run and keeps you in good graces with the folks in accounting. But, it’s better to know what a motor actually costs during its 20-year or 30-year lifetime. Do you?

    03/13/2007
  • Dreamers Build Great Companies

    Mel Coleman Jr. of Coleman Natural Meats, Fred Ruiz of Ruiz Foods and Gerald Shreiber of J&J Snack Foods all made their dreams into $500 million companies.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    03/01/2007
  • Know When to Leave a Project

    The unspoken truth about projects is that they all come to an end, according to Dirk Willard in this month's Field Notes column. The key, he says, is knowing when to leave.

    Dirk Willard, senior editor
    01/31/2007
  • Handling Talent Management

    A critical shortage of skilled labor threatens many companies. Research shows that companies that excel in developing talent remain at the top of their industry. Learn how to manage your talent.

    Paul Loftus
    01/31/2007
  • Nurturing Enthusiasm in the Workplace

    Forget about greed, vanity and the other five. One of the deadliest sins facing the corporate world is boredom. Career consultant John McKee suggests ways to inspire your workforce … and to maintain a sense of adventure about what you do every day.

    John McKee
    01/17/2007
  • 2007 Annual Manufacturing Survey - Labor Pains

    Food safety remains the top concern in our sixth annual Manufacturing Trends Survey, with labor issues and energy also topping the worry list.

    David Feder, Managing Editor
    01/10/2007
  • New Places to Look for Energy Savings

    Lowering pressures, plugging air leaks and updating your motors can have a huge impact on your plant’s energy efficiency.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    01/09/2007
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