Archive | March, 2000

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2:42 am
March 2, 2000
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Who are you going to blame?

Robert C. Baldwin, Editor Shortly after my January editorial on “Walking the Talk” was published, I received an e-mail from Dave Larson, chief maintenance manager for a multiplant food processing company in the Midwest. He had a number of observations about the state of maintenance in the United States. His thoughts on mechanic skill sets […]

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March 2, 2000
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Focus on Results and Change the Culture Along the Way

… Plus reduce equipment downtime by over 50 percent in less than one month! Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Businesses often try to improve performance by “implementing” improvement programs. Unless these programs are focused on specific measurable and observable results, they are short lived. Why? Human nature clashing with the world of business. […]

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5:33 pm
March 1, 2000
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Profit Driven Reliability

A six-step work process to increase profitability with reliability improvements. A Fortune 500 specialty chemical company has doubled its profitability over the past five years, improving it from 7 percent to 14 percent as measured by return on net assets (RONA), after-tax operating profit divided by total net assets. To put this in perspective, a […]

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March 1, 2000
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Fluorescent Leak Detection Cuts Refrigerant Costs

Refrigerant leaks in air conditioning and process control systems cost industry hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Companies that allow refrigerants to escape unchecked into the atmosphere risk fines from the Environmental Protection Agency of $25,000 per day for each violation. So it’s imperative that all leaks be detected and repaired as quickly as […]

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