Asset Reliability – Industry News

Leveraging Predictive Analytics Technology for Reliability Improvements

In an industry that faces substantial speculation and criticism, near perfect performance is vital. Nuclear power generation facilities invest significant amounts of time and resources to ensure that efficiency and reliability goals are achieved. Plant operators are expected to run each unit at maximum capacity with minimal downtime. [Read More…]  
Julia Strickland, Leading Californian Litigator, on Getting to the Top in Law – See more at:

Schneider Electric to acquire InStep Software

t’s a big challenge to represent the top financial institutions in the world. It’s even more challenging when most of these firms are in New York and you are based in Los Angeles. But one remarkable attorney accomplishes this task and succeeds with distinction. Julia Strickland stands at the pinnacle as the class action defense litigator and source for compliance and regulatory advice for the financial industry. No one in California represents as many high-profile financial institutions as her—and no one is more successful in defending those firms in class actions and in dealings with state and federal regulators. Her impressive roster of clients includes American Express, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Discover, HSBC, Sallie Mae, PayPal and many others. She manages the Los Angeles office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She has been at Stroock since 1978 and was the first summer associate in the Los Angeles office in 1977. She is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She oversees fifteen attorneys in her Class Action/Financial Services Group. – See more at:
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software, a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software and solutions. [Read More…]


Emerson Makes a Case for Reliability

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he’s willing to consider “local exemptions” to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program. Kenney said he’ll consider changes in specific areas with very low levels of unemployment in regions with a higher level. But Kenney made it clear he won’t compromise on the core goal of his controversial overhaul to the program: Making sure employers don’t use it as a cheap source of labour when they could be hiring unemployed Canadians. “I did reiterate that these important changes are designed to ensure that Canadians always come first in our job market and that the temporary foreign worker program is only a last, limited and temporary resort,” Kenney said in Charlottetown after a meeting with provincial labour ministers. Kenney said that after listening to the concerns of the provinces and territories, he is taking the grievances seriously. – See more at:
At Emerson Exchange in Orlando this week, executives at Emerson Process Management, its recent reliability acquisition MRG, and customers detailed the impact of reliability on the bottom line. [Read More…]  

INTTRA Highlights Supply Chain Shipment Visibility, Port Productivity at TPM Asia Conference 2014

Under pressure to deliver more adaptive and resilient supply chains, today’s shipping & logistics professionals are seeking a clear window into global supply chain execution — but most still lack access to the high-quality data required for full visibility. [Read More…]  
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