Watch for the launch of The Manufacturing Connection (www.themanufacturingconnection.com), my new project.
I recently spoke at the MARTS 2013 conference and learned that:
Maintenance and Reliability people are still not always included in new technology discussions that would help them do their jobs better;
Maintenance should be brought into the plant management conversation, and they should learn about technologies and learn to ask for them;
Maintenance--and everyone else--could use more training about the technologies and benefits of MES applications.