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Engineers who make a difference 

Engineers Who Make a Difference

This year’s game changers are bringing better nutrition to AIDS patients in developing countries, helping advanced manufacturing techniques cross "the valley of death" from research to application, and using food processing to introduce self-sustaining markets to impoverished regions.
By David Brandt, Monica Elliott and Michael Hughes 

The last world-class frontier 

The last world-class frontier

In the United States, TPM has had limited success due to the perception that it is a maintenance program, unlike the Japanese, who consider it a management program for critical production assets. TPM should be changed from total productive maintenance to total productive manufacturing. Moving away from a focus on maintenance to reliability, productivity and capacity will allow companies to experience the true potential of TPM.
By Merwan B. Mehta 

The full potential of your assets 

The full potential of your assets

Typically, production managers, industrial engineers and lean practitioners are responsible for designing a shop to suit the demands of their organization’s customer. If captured correctly, asset utilization metrics help identify improvement opportunities such as using more shifts in a smaller footprint, bringing in new business, moving work to another location, reducing travel and the list goes on.
By Kenneth Gram 

Transform your enterprise by transforming yourself 

Transform your enterprise by transforming yourself

The attitude coming from the top levels of management is key to enterprise transformation. Leaders cannot get buy-in unless they demonstrate that they understand and embrace the need for dramatic change. Practice the following eight exercises daily to adopt more constructive mental stances and propel transformation throughout your enterprise.
By Altyn Clark 

 



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