Archive | March, 1998

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3:30 am
March 2, 1998
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Is Your Resume Up To Date?

“AT&T cuts workforce by 14%, adds services.” That front-page headline in USA Today was the topic of conversation at a recent executive member meeting of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. A number of the attendees had brought their complimentary copies of the newspaper to read at breakfast preceding the plant tour portion of […]

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3:28 am
March 2, 1998
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Focus On Results; Change the Culture Along the Way

The “breakthrough strategy” discussed in my last column* works. Equipment becomes more reliable, costs go down, and behaviors change along the way. The key is focusing on results–the kind of results that will get people’s attention on the plant floor as well as key decision-makers. Select the equipment that, if it ran better and was […]

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7:04 pm
March 1, 1998
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MT and PT for Maintenance Inspections

A review of two fundamental nondestructive testing methods for identifying manufactured defects and service defects in plant equipment components. Preventive maintenance can save considerable cost in terms of downtime, injury, lost opportunity, and lost revenue. Two very basic nondestructive testing methods, magnetic particle testing (MT) and liquid penetrant testing (PT), can be useful in identifying […]

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4:40 pm
March 1, 1998
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Using Maintenance Contractors Effectively

In many organizations, a heavy focus on cost cutting has led to a greater emphasis on the use of contractors as a potential solution for high labor costs. In recent years, maintenance in particular has received increased attention for replacing employees with contractors. This strategy is often not as successful as anticipated. The use of […]

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