Archive | June, 2002


1:28 am
June 2, 2002
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Creating a Successful Maintenance Council

Three organizational models—one may be right for you. Most large, multi-plant companies have launched a maintenance council in the past decade. While some have achieved significant success, most are still floundering for direction and concrete results. What are the differences that make some successful and some status quo? There are a number of models we […]


8:27 pm
June 1, 2002
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Selecting Accirate PM Task Frequencies

Whether initiating a new preventive maintenance (PM) program for your plant, or upgrading the return on investment from your existing PM resources, you need to answer two basic questions: “What PM tasks should be performed?”, and “When should these tasks be done?” I would submit that the application of the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) process, if […]


8:24 pm
June 1, 2002
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Who We Are & What We Do

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor “We need a few good definitions [of who we are and what we do] that can serve as a starting point for the discussion we have with operations, top management, human resources, finance, and others outside our field. Do you have the courage to offer some suggestions?” That was the […]


7:25 pm
June 1, 2002
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Free Expert Advice on the Web

We all know that free advice is certainly worth what you pay for it. Your boss, your friends, your co-workers, your spouse, and even your kids are full of all kinds of free advice. You may be surprised to find you can get access to a fairly large group of experts in almost any category […]