Published Articles

We regularly share our insights and experiences with respected trade magazines. Here’s a sampling of our team’s recently-published articles.

2017

Muller, S. (2017, October  3). Five basics to make your Lean and RCM programs cooperatePlant Engineering. Retrieved from http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/five-basics-to-make-your-lean-and-rcm-programs-cooperate/fe02451db603b7f5af55a7e66a1db1d1.html

Snurkowski, N. (2017, June  28). The other approach to Lean manufacturing.

Control Engineering

Plant Engineering

Voss, T. (2017, June  6). How to set up a lean factory that works, Part IIIndustry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/continuous-improvement/how-set-lean-factory-works-part-2

Voss, T. (2017, May  30). How to set up a lean factory that works, Part IIndustry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/continuous-improvement/how-set-lean-factory-works-part-1

Mueller, S. (2017, April 3). Four steps to make your maintenance program ready for the IIoTIIoT World.  Retrieved from http://iiot-world.com/smart-manufacturing/four-steps-to-make-your-maintenance-program-ready-for-the-iiot/

Mueller, S. (2017, March). Prepare your maintenance team for the IIOTPlant Engineering.  Retrieved from http://www.plantengineering.com/home/single-article/prepare-your-maintenance-program-for-the-iiot/351719fd77e7aaa090966adcca6e4890.html

2016

Mueller, S. (2016, October 21). Dos and don’ts for making permanent process improvementsPlant Engineering.  Retrieved from http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/dos-and-don-ts-for-making-permanent-process-improvements/bbdeaf72f27d9d45d9388c2fea6962dd.html

Rodriguez, T., Voss, T. (2016, July). How to sustain your lean equipment maintenance program. Predictive Maintenance Program: Industry Week. Pages 6-7. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/predictive-maintenance-performs

Staller, K. (2016, July). Why preventive maintenance fails (and how to fix it). Industry Week: CFE Digital Media Report, Page 8. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/predictive-maintenance-performs

Mueller, S. (2016, May). What’s your maintenance strategy? Industry Week: CFE Digital Media Report, Page 6. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/predictive-maintenance-performs

Rodriguez, T., Voss, T. (2016, May). 12 Tips to sustain improvement in lean equipment maintenance programs. Industry Week: CFE Digital Media Report. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/predictive-maintenance-performs

Mueller, S. (2016, April 4). How to balance your PM workload. Control Engineering. Retrieved from http://www.controleng.com/index.php?id=95&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5btt_news%5d=140211

Mueller, S. (2016, March 18). Polish up your maintenance planning. Maintenance Technology. Retrieved from http://www.maintenancetechnology.com/2016/03/polish-up-your-maintenance-planning/

Thorne, J. (2016, February 23). Accountability is a system. Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/accountability-system

Klein, H. (2016, February 15). Out of space? Maybe not!

Consulting Specifying Engineer

Plant Engineering


2015

Staller, K. (2015, December 30). Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it. Plant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/industry-news/maintenance-management-news/single-article/best-practices-in-preventive-maintenance-how-one-company-did-it/3c1f0954adcf59702e6427c26fa162e1.html

Staller, K. (2015, December 22). Six steps to design a preventative maintenance program.

Control Engineering

Plant Engineering

Staller, K. (2015, December 15). Why preventive maintenance fails (and how to fix this). Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/maintenance/why-preventive-maintenance-fails-and-how-fix-it

Staller, K. (2015, December 9). Why preventive maintenance fails and how to fix this. Plant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/industry-news/industry-trends/single-article/why-preventive-maintenance-fails-and-how-to-fix-it/1cb13ad6a7655f6af870442ca09c0cce.html

Voss, T. (2015, October 28). Single part or multiple part operations: What’s best for your company? Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/single-part-or-multiple-part-operations-what-s-best-your-company

Voss, T. (2015, October 9). Single part or multiple part operations: What’s best for your company?

Control Engineering

Plant Engineering

Mueller, S. (2015, October 8). The quick and dirty about OEE. Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/operations/quick-dirty-about-oee

Mueller, S. (2015, October 8). The quick and dirty about OEE: Key concepts and formulas. Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/industry-news/single-article/the-quick-and-dirty-about-oee-key-concepts-and-formulas/1baf2b794abe26b32853f15db0f9ff23.html

Voss, T. (2015, August 7). How to sustain your lean equipment maintenance programIndustry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/maintenance/how-sustain-your-lean-equipment-maintenance-program

Voss, T. (2015, August 5). 12 tips to sustain improvement in Lean equipment maintenance programsControl Engineering. Retrieved from http://www.controleng.com/single-article/12-tips-to-sustain-improvement-in-lean-equipment-maintenance-programs/94b372cc8b38f9599567d503085fdac8.html

Thorne, J. (2015, June 5). Developing an improvement-driven plant. Plant Engineering. Retrieved from http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/developing-an-improvement-driven-plant/2f491fe5be7b30503e2a52ff3dfd7485.html

Klein, H. (2015, May 18). Optimizing the pick area for shipping operations. Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/single-article/optimizing-the-pick-area-for-shipping-operations/705356ccd3c09b424aba65fb67f8b7b2.html

Klein, H. (2015, May 12). Optimizing the pick for shipping outcomes. Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/value-stream-mapping-lessons-front

Voss, T. (2015, April 9). Taking a bite out of lead time. Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/value-stream-mapping-lessons-front

Voss, T. (2015, March 26). How to eat a chocolate elephant: Step by step method to reduce lead time. Plant Engineering. Retrieved from http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/how-to-eat-a-chocolate-elephant-step-by-step-method-to-reduce-lead-time/5355ee21ca8cfd1c74d7d290bf69330f.html

Rodriguez, T. (2015, March 6). Lean’s two key ingredients. Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/search/search-single-display/leans-two-key-ingredients/fff8bf4d70a625dea73434ee0676deea.html

Mueller, S. (2015, February 12). Nine reasons your facilities maintenance planning and scheduling effort isn’t giving you the benefits you expect. Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/search/search-single-display/nine-reasons-your-facilities-maintenance-planning-and-scheduling-effort-isnt-giving-you-the-benefits-you-expect/0b16249fd7d75dc5fe37493bacdce04f.html

Voss, T. (2015, January 30). Value stream mapping: lessons from the front. Industry Week. Retrieved from http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/value-stream-mapping-lessons-front

Voss, T. (2015, January 22). Value stream mapping: lessons from the front. Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/search/search-single-display/value-stream-mapping-lessons-from-the-front/922a4a4ab3a49b3a486a207bdf1238f2.html


2014

Thorne, J. (2014, December 29). Key steps to workflow improvement in maintenance. Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/search/search-single-display/key-steps-to-workflow-improvement-in-maintenance/faace67600dd0aadbdc28326bf8f7bd2.html

Mueller, S. (2014, August 1). What’s your maintenance strategy? Control Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.controleng.com/search/search-single-display/what-s-your-maintenance-strategy/30aec5f855acbf1260a88695fd8dc364.html