Author Archives: Leslee Masters

Automation Update: What Does the Future Hold?

From management to the mill floor, everyone has heard the buzzwords: Big Data. Cloud-based computing. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Data analytics. Advanced control systems. Industry 4.0. Yet these are no longer buzzwords—they’re a competitive reality in the pulp, paper, and packaging industries.

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Issues That Keep Tissue Execs Up at Night (or Should)

Issues in today’s tissue industry are without a doubt causing disruption. How we respond to them is a reflection of different corporate mindsets that will impact the decisions business owners make.

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When Operations Runs Maintenance

Are you thinking about reorganizing by having maintenance report to operations? My advice to you is: “Bad idea.” Consider, instead, keeping your central maintenance organization and putting some of the hourly workers in specific work areas.

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