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February 19, 2013
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  Industry News 
  • Navy maintenance cuts could be "catastrophic," exec says
    The U.S. Navy is planning to cancel maintenance and modernization on 22 ships if sequestration occurs March 1. "It is catastrophic to our industry, to our employees and, equally as important, to the readiness of those ships," said Bill Clifford, president of BAE Systems Ship Repair. CBS News (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 GenesisSolutions — Planning & Scheduling Webinar
GenesisSolutions is hosting a webinar on Maintenance Planning & Scheduling: A Best Practices Overview on Weds, February 20, 2013 from 10am - 11am CST. The discussion will focus on establishing a baseline to eliminate non value-add tasks for maintenance staff to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, increase safety, and move up the EAM Maturity Continuum. Register Now

  Technology & Trends 
  • 3D printing technology's real value is over the long run
    Media attention devoted the 3D printing has inflated its potential, with recent advances in the technology having few immediate implications for large-scale manufacturing, says market watcher Citron Research. Rather, manufacturing by 3D printing is likely to continue on a slow and steady path. CRN (U.K.) (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership & Management 
  • Improving operations and maintenance through reliability
    When forming a reliability department to streamline the operations and maintenance processes, you must be sure to choose the right leader. Select the person who can ensure that the department can help employees do their jobs better, handle short- and long-term issues, develop an effective operator-driven reliability process and establish operations-maintenance routines. Plant Services (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Third parties may be cost-saving solution for IT maintenance
    Third-party maintenance companies may be the answer for IT managers looking for ways to prioritize maintaining their IT systems without squeezing budgets for system upgrades. These specialists can save as much as 40% in ongoing maintenance costs, writes Rachel Ramsey. (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SMRP News 
  • New! Submit a workshop proposal for the 2013 SMRP Annual Conference
    The 2013 Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference Committee invites you to submit a workshop proposal for this year’s conference, held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Oct. 14 to 16. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the advancement and education of attendees and showcase you and your company's work, success stories, and expertise. Submit a workshop proposal, but don't delay. Online submissions accepted until Monday, March 4. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2 keynote speakers announced for the 2013 SMRP Annual Conference
    Kicking off the 2013 Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals’ Annual Conference, Waldo Waldman, former combat fighter pilot, has been announced as the first keynote speaker! Waldman promotes organizational cultures that embrace disciplined training, dedicated teamwork, courageous leadership and unwavering trust. New to the SMRP Annual Conference will be a second keynote speaker. Ron Moore, president of RM Group and author of "Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Manufacturing Excellence," and an authority on reliability and manufacturing strategies will be featured. Go to the SMRP Annual Conference website for more information! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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