Manufacturing IT Project Pitfalls (Part 2)

Manufacturing IT Project Pitfalls (Part 2)

This guest post is authored by John Clemons, director of manufacturing IT at MAVERICK Technologies. To read Part 1 of this post, click here. Last time I talked about the Top 10 pitfalls for manufacturing IT projects.  It putting that together I realized there were way...
Manufacturing IT Project Pitfalls (Part 1)

Manufacturing IT Project Pitfalls (Part 1)

This guest post is authored by John Clemons, director of manufacturing IT at MAVERICK Technologies. To read Part 2 of this blog post, click here. I’d like to change gears a little and talk some more about successful and unsuccessful manufacturing IT projects.  There’s...
How Do You Keep New Engineers From Leaving Your Business?

How Do You Keep New Engineers From Leaving Your Business?

This post was authored by Paul Dunn, vice president of sales at MAVERICK Technologies. Recently, a customer of mine who resides on the Gulf Coast (but is not an oil & gas or petrochemical company) approached me with a very interesting problem. He had lost all of...
Why New Engineers Should Get Plant Experience Early

Why New Engineers Should Get Plant Experience Early

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #41, and was written by Hunter. You’re studying the elephant in school. You look at the...
Good Customer Service Goes Beyond Tech Support

Good Customer Service Goes Beyond Tech Support

This article was written by Tim Hohmann, founder of AutomationDirect.com.   Good customer service must go beyond answering questions via some means of tech support, either in person or online, and include helping users maximize the benefits from the products they...
Improve Reliability with Essential Asset Monitoring

Improve Reliability with Essential Asset Monitoring

This is an excerpt from the May/June 2012 issue of InTech magazine and written by Nikki Bishop of Emerson. Selecting the right asset monitoring strategy is a balancing act between implementation cost and expected reliability. Reactive maintenance represents the most...

ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

Last year, at ISA Automation Week in Mobile, Alabama, automation and controls expert Greg McMillan successfully launched the ISA Mentor Program and shared his knowledge with ten protégés. Each of the program participants will present a paper and/or participate in an...

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