Assets/Performance Management

I’ve covered the maintenance and management of assets in operations from the dawn of condition-based management to the IoT-connected, predictive present. Here’s a sampling of writings:

  • Success in the field: Digitization of sensor networks forever changed how field instruments were managed and processes maintained — from Novartis in Singapore to the oilfields of Alaska’s North Slope. (FieldComm Group)
  • Pepsi bottler shares secrets of OEE, Six Sigma, Lean: In a sector characterized by razor-thin margins, this major bottler used advanced methods to gain dramatic results. (Automation World)
  • There’s an app for…that? The dawn of smartphones ushered in the dawn of OEE data and KPIs apps to track real-time asset and performance management via IoT connectivity. (Food Processing)
  • Catching the Drift: All about the software engineers and technicians use to predict and prevent drifting calibrations on industrial process instrumentation. (Control)
  • Inside, Outside — contracting strategies for a new economy: The straight dope on how large-scale operations came to outsource workers, processes and whole facilities. (Plant Services)
  • Fix me: How reliability engineers, maintenance pros and the tech community created an industry-standard framework for condition-based management. (Plant Services)