IMPO (Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation)

IMPO (Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation)
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La Mesa, CA (November 16, 2017): With the start of a new fiscal year, a lot of manufacturing companies will be focused on profits and ROI. We should not be forgetting one of the most important aspects of our businesses, which is the safety of our employees. If we want to keep our profits up, especially in a time where the manufacturing industry is...

Business Continuity Planning Business continuity planning helps manufacturers protect their operations during and after a disaster, but to be effective, planning should begin before an emergency ever occurs. An adequate BCP can minimize costly disruptions that may take the form of production delays, loss of IT/telecommunications, and even facility...

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about risk until the roll of the dice comes up in somebody else’s favor. This puts risk squarely in the “be proactive” column of your to-do list. The manufacturing industries, with their many moving parts, are particularly susceptible to risk at any number of stops in the supply chain. So...

ST. LOUIS — Emerson, a global automation technology and software company, has been named the “Industrial IoT Company of the Year” by IoT Breakthrough. The award recognizes Emerson’s extensive innovation and leadership in driving Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and strategies for customers in manufacturing industries, including oil...

Gloves are a great way to protect your hands most of the time. However, there are some instances where gloves can actually be a hazard. This is especially true when working with an exposed rotating tool such as a drill press or lathe. Check out the video below for more examples of when to use work gloves.

IMPO: What are the biggest challenges manufacturing companies face today regarding their workforce? Rick Harrington: There are two big challenges facing today’s manufacturing companies: lack of new employees’ basic manufacturing skills and the desire for flexible work environments. More and more, new employees who are starting manufacturing jobs...

BOSTON — Harrison Manufacturing, a custom plastics injection molding manufacturer specializing in molded plastics and light assembly, recently deployed Rethink Robotics' Sawyer robot at its Jackson, Miss. facility and saw immediate tangible benefits. Deployed within hours, Harrison Manufacturing is reducing labor costs and increasing throughput by...

Improving productivity is always a hot topic here at IMPO, so it’s no surprise that our contributed articles that centered around lean manufacturing practices and tips to improving efficiency on the plant floor to be among the most-read items this year. Topping our most-read articles list is “The Importance Of 5S” by Brian C. Neuwirth with UNEX...

Blog posts on IMPO usually take a more light-hearted approach to serious topics. It is also where important issues, the likes of manufacturing jobs and safety, can be relayed in a more down-to-earth manner. To not much surprise, editor Mike Hockett’s blog announcing OSHA’s 10 most cited workplace violations of 2017 topped our list. Other blogs our...

While scrolling through the website statistics searching for the tops clicks of the year, I’ve learned one thing… IMPO readers certainly aren’t squeamish. The top news stories on IMPO ranged from feces in cans to OSHA press release publishing delays to, unfortunately, workers being killed on the job. So, without further ado, here are IMPO's 10...