How to develop a culture of safety in your plant
June 29, 2011
Safety is often listed as the top priority of plant managers. That said, not much more gets said. How does one implement a safety culture? Attendees at the 2011 Packaging Automation Forum sponsored by Packaging World and Automation World obtained some insite into that question. Here are some of the learnings from PAF as interpreted by yours truly....
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After 18 months, where are the green jobs?
June 18, 2010
It has been about 18 months since the green job initiative got underway here in the US. One year ago, I attended a state workforce conference where green jobs were all the buzz. People were trying to figure out how to count all the green jobs that were going to be created. One year later, at the same conference, it seems that the regular jobs that have been lost are...
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All this talk about sustainable packaging machinery - Are we being honest?
May 25, 2010
One of the world's packaging guru's asked my opinion this month on whether sustainability is now a factor and if it will become more so in packaging machinery evaluation and selection. By the time I had finished my response, I decided that I had something to share with my readers, although many may disagree with my conclusion. I think that all of this talk about sustainable packaging machinery is being...
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Lean and Green are not sustainable
April 25, 2010
Events of the past month point to the unsustainability of the lean and green movements. Are we focusing on the wrong things? Let's get back to basics....
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Green bubbles in my beer
March 17, 2009
St. Patricks Day provides us an opportunity for an important object lesson. As we watch the bubbles rise and disappear in our green beer, we should be reminded that there are opportunities in the rising and inflating bubbles of the green and sustainability movements, but these bubbles too will burst, just as do the ones in our beer. Long term business and personal plans should not be built around green....
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Sustainability - Engineering for the rest of us
February 26, 2009
I've been wrestling for quite some time with the concept of sustainability. Given the comments of many of my colleagues who attended a recent conference on manufacturing and packaging sustainability, I am not alone. But, I think that I've figured out why some of us are finding this so difficult....
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|About Keith Campbell
|Leaders learn from the past while
looking to the future - and bring both to bear on the here
and now. This is the philosophy that has steered Keith Campbell's
30+ years in manufacturing. It has worked for him in operations,
maintenance, engineering, R&D, education, consulting and
professional organizations--and now he's putting it to work
for you--taking you to the edge of his thoughts on packaging