Archive | October, 2000


3:13 am
October 2, 2000
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No Excuses

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor I had the opportunity last month to meet with the Maintenance Excellence Roundtable and tour the plant of this year’s host Dofasco, said to be the most profitable integrated steel maker in North America. The Maintenance Excellence Roundtable is a group of companies that meets once a year at a […]


3:11 am
October 2, 2000
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The Basic Pillars of Total Productive Maintenance

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) can be defined in many ways to suit the unique needs of a company or industry. But most of the universally accepted definitions of TPM build on the basic five pillars of TPM from the Japan Institute for Plant Maintenance. For TPM to be […]


2:39 pm
October 1, 2000
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Asset Reliability Coordinator

The maintenance planner might better be described as asset reliability coordinator. Here’s why. The rush to reliability, fueled by rising global competition, high fixed costs, capital intensity, and the pressure for greater on-stream performance, is providing the planning and scheduling function with an opportunity to add further value to its business objectives. The maintenance planner […]