Inventory management during the pandemic: strategies for maintenance and supply chain pros

Inventory management during the pandemic: strategies for maintenance and supply chain pros

Traditional supply chain management practices have emphasized stringent, just-in-time inventory and cost controls. With the current disruptions to manufacturing and shipping logistics, much has changed. Continuity has become the No. 1 priority. In other words, with supply chains now less predictable and a longer wait time for getting parts in-house, you must do whatever you…

The A-B-Cs of the P-F curve

The A-B-Cs of the P-F curve

We’re focusing on the P-F curve again in this blog post, as we did in a previous blog post, because of its application to PRUFTECHNIK machinery alignment and condition-monitoring technologies. We’ll also introduce you to the term “capacity assurance.” Used effectively, PRUFTECHNIK technologies contribute to proactive maintenance strategies that work early in the P-F curve…

Step up to improve your data quality and watch the confidence in your operations grow

Step up to improve your data quality and watch the confidence in your operations grow

A recent study published by MIT Review suggests that the manufacturing sector is making life harder than it needs to be. Manufacturing ranks among the bottom five sectors to be using digital technologies to enable employees to work better. Manufacturing has digitalized many of its systems, but it hasn’t managed to achieve the transformative results…

Fluke Reliability and Industrial Talk Podcast discuss starting a reliability program
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Fluke Reliability and Industrial Talk Podcast discuss starting a reliability program

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Adopting a digital strategy
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Adopting a digital strategy

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How eMaint stands out among EAM solutions
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How eMaint stands out among EAM solutions

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Early results from Plant Services survey: Teams have fewer resources, corporate culture looms larger
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Early results from Plant Services survey: Teams have fewer resources, corporate culture looms larger

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Plant Services-Fluke predictive maintenance webinar now on-demand

Plant Services-Fluke predictive maintenance webinar now on-demand

Plant Services and Fluke hosted a webinar on July 24 discussing predictive maintenance (PdM) and its impact on budgets, productivity, and efficiency. Fluke experts, John Bernet CMRP and Frederic Baudart CMRP, dove into the effects, implementation, and challenges of deploying a predictive maintenance program. “You can have 25-30% cost reduction by having a good maintenance…

Part 1: Q&A on reliability-centered maintenance

Part 1: Q&A on reliability-centered maintenance

Doug Plucknette, president of Reliability Solutions, Inc., discussed in a recent webinar how focusing on asset life cycle can bring about long-term change and improve reliability at a plant. Several attendees submitted questions to Plucknette during the webinar, and his answers can be found below. What are some effective predictive maintenance procedures that you recommend…