Archive | April, 2001

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April 1, 2001
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Advanced Mathematical Concepts Detect Failure Patterns

Missiles fired from thousands of miles away hit their assigned targets with precision; automated inspection systems reject manufactured parts that do not meet specifications; and MRIs detect tumors long before the most experienced medical professional. With all this technology, why is unplanned downtime due to machine breakdown so common in most manufacturing and process industries? […]

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April 1, 2001
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Time for a Change

Knowing and practicing these fundamental steps to creating lasting change can help reinvent companies. So it’s time to change some of the structure of your maintenance department or the way it runs. Perhaps you are a new department manager or an old hand who wants to create a better environment for your employees. You know […]

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April 1, 2001
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Duck, Duck, Goose

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor Reliability, Maintenance, Asset Management. All three terms are used singly and in various combinations to describe what we do. The problem many of us have is figuring out the right combination to use when working with the many groups we deal with every day. A number of practitioners, most often […]

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April 1, 2001
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The Case of the Gloves

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. It was on the afternoon shift that an overloaded maintenance mechanic took time to “think” about what he was really doing for the company, to use some of the “empowerment” and “improvement” training he had been given. He realized he was responsible for eight machines, each with eight […]

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