Plant Walkdown for Data Quality Improvement

Your 2020 New Year’s Goal Should be Conducting a Plant Walkdown A lot of customers ask us what the best place to start in their data quality journey is. There’s really no right answer for this but we have found plant walkdowns to be an extremely effective way to begin...

Reliability and Maintenance Trends of 2019

1. SENSORS, SENSORS, SENSORS Plant managers are aware that sensor technology is becoming increasingly innovative and they are on the lookout for the next and best OT for their plant. This year we saw one of the first self-powered sensors on the market that harvests...

6 Benefits of Master Data Management

Is your asset and maintenance master data accurate and fit for purpose? Based on our experience, most executives at asset intensive companies are unaware of the poor state of their asset and maintenance master data and the negative effects on their business...

The Goldilocks of Maintenance: PM Optimization

Too much maintenance is expensive, too little maintenance can result in stopped production, and PM Optimization (just like Goldilocks) is only a fairytale, right? PM Optimization can seem like a long shot for most businesses. Daily routines are packed which doesn’t...

Causes of Downtime in Manufacturing

Downtime is any period of time when a machine is not in production. Downtime is one of the most critical challenges of manufacturing and one of the main sources of lost production time. Downtime affects businesses across all industries. There are many reasons why...