visual management

No Cause for Alarm: Avoiding Control Room Overload with 5S

The typical plant control room has changed dramatically over the years. Alarm management – which once was simply a sound or flashing light designed to get the control room operator’s attention – has changed dramatically, too. Many control rooms have replaced analog panel boards with multiple screens of bright and colorful representations of plant equipment….


Use the 5V Approach to Increase Plant Efficiency

All over the world, industries are feeling a double pinch from the economic downturn and increased energy prices. Now is the time to introduce cost-saving measures – including increasing operational efficiency. To increase plant efficiency, organizations should focus both on broader as well as detailed factors. One way to manage the improvement process is by…