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January 22, 2013
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 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 
  • Weber: Where the M&R profession is headed
    Maintenance has "got to be a joint effort between maintenance and manufacturing," says Al Weber, a senior associate at PCA Consulting and the founding chairman of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals. In this interview, he discusses his career -- and where he sees the M&R profession heading. Plant Services (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Industrial robots to play larger role in manufacturing
    Robots have come a long way in manufacturing since the 1980s when General Motors assembly-line models were welding car doors shut. The controlling technology behind these machines is now up to the task for many applications, and sales are projected to exceed 207,000 by 2015. With the next decade or so, expect to see them used in industrial packaging and distribution, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food packaging and electronics assembly. The Huffington Post/The Blog (1/14), Kiplinger.com (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work
Many entrepreneurs hope for success by offering low prices, while in fact most world-class entrepreneurs succeed by setting higher prices. If you're not exactly sure which pricing strategy will work for your business, these 6 steps can help you set your company's prices for success. Read the exclusive article now.

  Leadership & Management 
 
  • Prioritize to minimize emergency maintenance
    If time spent on emergency maintenance work -- jobs that have to be attended to immediately -- tops 5% of total maintenance time, it can greatly boost overall maintenance costs and cut sharply into performance. Therefore, it's important to get a handle on what type of maintenance work needs to be done. Create a priority list, from emergency to routine, to help you assess overall efficiency and determine where improvements might be made, writes J. Stanton McGroarty. Plant Services (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • La-Z-Boy far from lazy in re-envisioning plant efficiency
    Continually reimagining and looking ahead to how operations might be improved in a "future state" is a hallmark of La-Z-Boy's Dayton, Tenn., plant. As a result, the company has been able to thrive during the economic downturn and in the face of stiff foreign competition. IndustryWeek (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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  • Join the 4,000 M&R Experts in SMRP
    SMRP (Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) is a not-for-profit Society created by practitioners for individuals and executive companies in Maintenance and Reliability. With 4,000 members, the community is dedicated to provide benefits, including education opportunities, M&R Knowledge resources, ANSI- accredited certifications and various local and global networking events. Join SMRP and start advancing physical asset management today! Prove to your company, your peers, and yourself that you are a true M&R professional! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Become a certificant in the M&R industry
    Have you been meaning to take the CMRP or CMRT exam but keep putting it off? Don't wait any longer to be part of the 3,000 certificants in the industry! To register for the CMRP and CMRT exam, please fill out our online application. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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