Published Articles

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

2019

Beauregard, M., Rodriguez, T. (2019, September 10). Apply discipline to your Lean daily managementPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/apply-discipline-to-your-lean-daily-management/

Spillman, C. (2019, August 1). Why dread your next FDA inspection? Pharmaceutical Technology. Retrieved from http://www.pharmtech.com/why-dread-your-next-fda-inspection

2018

Harlamon, P. (2018, December 6). Banking’s tech versus touch challenge (and what to do about it)BAI Banking Strategies. Retrieved from https://www.bai.org/banking-strategies/article-detail/bankings-tech-versus-touch-challenge

Rodriguez, T. (2018, November 28). An operational nod to Anthony BourdainIndustry Week. Retrieved from https://www.industryweek.com/operations/operational-nod-anthony-bourdain

Thorne, J. (2018, July 20). Getting organizational change management right the first timeIndustry Week. Retrieved from https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/getting-organizational-change-management-right-first-time

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 manufacturingPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/the-other-approach-to-lean-manufacturing/

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, 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 workloadPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/how-to-balance-your-pm-workload/

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

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

Klein, H. (2016, February 15). Out of space? Maybe not! Plant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/out-of-space-maybe-not/

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 programPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/six-steps-to-design-a-preventive-maintenance-program/

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 thisPlant 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 companyPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/single-part-or-multiple-part-operations-whats-best-for-your-company/

Mueller, S. (2015, October 8). The quick and dirty about OEEIndustry 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 formulasPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/the-quick-and-dirty-about-oee-key-concepts-and-formulas/

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 programs. Plant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/12-tips-to-sustain-improvement-in-lean-equipment-maintenance-programs/

Thorne, J. (2015, June 5). Developing an improvement-driven plantPlant 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 operationsIndustry Week. Retrieved from https://www.industryweek.com/warehousing-and-distribution/optimizing-pick-area-shipping-operations

Klein, H. (2015, May 12). Optimizing the pick for shipping outcomesIndustry 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 timeIndustry 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 timePlant 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 ingredientsPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/leans-two-key-ingredients/

Mueller, S. (2015, February 12). Nine reasons your facilities maintenance planning and scheduling effort isn’t giving you the benefits you expectPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/nine-reasons-your-facilities-maintenance-planning-and-scheduling-effort-isnt-giving-you-the-benefits-you-expect/

Voss, T. (2015, January 30). Value stream mapping: lessons from the frontIndustry 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 frontPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/value-stream-mapping-lessons-from-the-front/


2014

Thorne, J. (2014, December 29). Key steps to workflow improvement in maintenancePlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/key-steps-to-workflow-improvement-in-maintenance//

Mueller, S. (2014, August 1). What’s your maintenance strategyPlant Engineering. Retrieved from https://www.plantengineering.com/articles/whats-your-maintenance-strategy/