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November 22, 2017 Damien Munroe

Stop Chasing Symptoms by Asking 5 Simple Questions:

I’ve always thought of myself as a “systems thinker”. If you read my previous post here on PII about Read More

November 1, 2017 Damien Munroe

5 Keys to Transitioning from Startup to Optimisation Successfully

When reconnecting with a friend I was reminded of a project during my days working together in Oil and Gas. That job highlighted the difference in skills needed when starting up a process versus those that are needed to opt Read More

October 20, 2017 Guy Ullmann

In May 2018 one of the biggest data protection laws to ever hit Europe will be introduced, outlawing the ability to keep personal data of any kind without consent and without evidence of consent.It’s predicted that on average firms will lose around 75% of their data after the 25th May cut off date Read More

October 12, 2017 Megan Ray Nichols

Smart manufacturing might sound like the newest industry buzzword, but it has the potential to shape the entire manufacturing industry in the next decade or so. Countries across the globe are making plans to adopt smart manufacturing as a way to strengthen their own hold on the industry. Let's ta Read More

September 22, 2017 Sean Moran

Any experienced engineer who has been asked to make new chemical engineering graduates into assets rather than a drain on resources knows that universities are turning out graduates without a basic knowledge of our profession.

They can’t read a P+ID, lay out plant, or siz Read More

August 30, 2017 Megan Ray Nichols

Although some circles highly champion it, others consider lean manufacturing as nothing more than a passing fad. However, the five principles of lean listed below have a real potential to impact nearly any industry or company for the better. Read More

August 30, 2017 Ed Neale

Before I fell into into my first job in industrial marketing in 1995, I have to confess to having had little interest in a career in engineering. An aversion to mathematics and science, largely due to poor teaching, had steered me into the arms of humanities subjects, which I saw as offering a sa Read More

August 30, 2017 Dr Martin Hollender

ABB Corporate Research, Ladenburg, Germany Looking 30 years back, Information Technology has deeply transformed everyday life. The Internet, computer networks and mobile devices have rapidly spread. For many teenagers the smartphone is now the most important single thing in their Read More

August 30, 2017 Guy Ullmann

It’s no secret that the trade magazine industry is going through challenging times, there are now an influx of other marketing channels through which marketers can spend their precious budgets, and each new service promises to be the best thing since the yellow pages.

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