The Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

The Benefits of Preventative Maintenance AUGUST 15, 2016 The benefits of preventative maintenance, if successful, rely on consistent practices designed to improve equipment performance and safety. Preventative maintenance, more complex to coordinate than run-to-failure maintenance, must rely on planned-ahead maintenance. A common example of run-to-failure maintenance is a plan for a simple light bulb (where […]

The Value of Preventative Maintenance in Print and Mail

The Value of Print and Mail Preventative Maintenance AUGUST 09, 2016 The goal of a successful preventative maintenance program is establishing consistent practices designed to improve equipment performance and safety. But there is also a great debate on whether a preventative maintenance program is worth having in place. Many print and mail production operations are […]

Best Field Services by Leveraging Mobile Technology

Best Field Services by Leveraging Mobile Technology AUGUST 02, 2016 Kinvey, our mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS) provider, recently announced it has rolled out Mobile Data Connect for SAP, a new tool that connects mobile apps to SAP backend systems. With an industry-leading field services organization, Bell and Howell is one of the best field […]

The Value of Aviation Preventive Maintenance

The Value of Aviation Preventive Maintenance AUGUST 01, 2016 Correction. Inspection. Detection. That’s preventative maintenance in its simplest form. By employing the concepts listed above, you can minimize or avoids the distaster of equipment failure. In other words, preventing damaging outcomes. Aviation Preventive Maintenance: How It Ties Together Preventative maintenance often brings reliability and predictability […]

The Value of Preventative Maintenance – the Internet of Things

The Value of IoT Preventive Maintenance: Internet of Things JULY 25, 2016 The term, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” still applies to many organizations. And yet, for many years, IoT preventive maintenance has been the gold standard across industries. The goal of a successful preventative maintenance program is establishing consistent practices designed to […]

The Emergence of 3D Printing – Part Two

The Emergence of 3D Printing – Part Two JULY 06, 2016 Editor’s note: This blog post is part of a two-part series on the emergence of 3D printing. The first segment discusses how 3D printing for manufacturers helps businesses expedite processes by creating viable prototypes. It would be misleading to only say 3D printing for manufacturers can […]

The Emergence of 3D Printing – Part One

The Emergence of 3D Printing – Part One JUNE 28, 2016 Editor’s note: This blog post is part of a two-part series on the emergence of 3D printing for manufacturing. The first segment discusses how 3D printing helps businesses expedite the manufacturing process by creating viable prototypes.  Enjoying increasing popularity in the commercial and consumer […]

Technology As a Service: A Different Approach

Technology As a Service: A Different Approach  JUNE 30, 2015 When you hear the term “service” in the electromechanical fields, most people would envision a blue-collar professional who may be very adept at his job but has limited experience and/or education. He shows up, does the job, and departs. It’s a very reactive, task-centered approach […]

Maintaining Mailing and Printing Equipment

Maintaining Mailing and Printing Equipment MARCH 31, 2015 It’s bound to happen. In the middle of your print run or mailing, some technical malfunction – whether large or small – interrupts the workflow. Even the highest-quality printing equipment can experience interruptions in throughput due to operator error or the usual wear and tear of electro-mechanical […]

Technology will Transform the Future of Mail

Technology will Transform the Future of Mail MARCH 26, 2015 I recently had the privilege of participating in a roundtable panel discussion on the future of mail at the PostalVision 2020/5.0 Conference in Pentagon City, Virginia. This conference drew high-level leaders from both public and private posts from around the globe. Regulators and congressional staffers also attended. […]