reliable plant March 2007

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

I ran across the following entry recently while skimming through a manufacturing Web site's chatroom page: "I'm always reading about the Toyota Production System and how it has made Toyota the...

Drew Troyer, Noria Corporation

I read with great interest details surrounding the recent acquisition of Georgia-Pacific, a publicly traded company, by Koch Industries Inc., a privately held firm. As a consultant, I've observed...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

The global chairman of the board is a big proponent of effective plant maintenance. Plant production, engineering and logistics workers say with a straight face, "I don't remember us having any...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Honda's minivan and sport utility vehicle assembly plant in Lincoln, Ala., is reminiscent of a medical center. That could be the result of the grounds. The beautifully designed and landscaped...

Tor Idhammar, IDCON INC

Is your plant running you, or are you running the plant? Picture this. Personnel from a plant are driving along a road in an automobile. The maintenance manager is driving blindfolded. Sitting...

Doc Palmer

After rambling on in the last column about what wrench time is and how to measure it, I want to reinforce how hard it is to believe wrench time could be so low. The more we understand how hard it...

Noria Corporation

In previous Reliable Plant columns, we've discussed the "three pillars" of lubrication excellence: making the right decisions through the application of sound lubrication engineering...

John Schultz

Few companies are getting the full benefits from condition-based maintenance. For the most part, CBM programs fall into one of five categories or levels: Not engaged: These are the...

John Ha

How is your organization doing these days in the area of recruiting? I'm sure that the great majority of you are finding yourself in a common state where you are incredibly busy and are constantly...

Tim Goshert

If you wish to pursue success, you must surround yourself with others who are the best at what they do. These experts have the passion, knowledge and experience to help you succeed. They eat, sleep...

Krister K. Meister

Fact: The manufacturing sector has always been concerned about the amount of downtime incurred for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. The dollars lost to unscheduled maintenance can be quite...

Alan Bandes

Ultrasound inspection offers a unique position for condition monitoring as both a "stand-alone" inspection technology and as an effective screening tool that can speed up the inspection process and...

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