Archive | March, 2003

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March 1, 2003
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Planning is the Foundation of Maintenance Operations

Maintenance planning is the change that will allow you to move from firefighting to proactive planned maintenance. By do many maintenance departments continue to fight fires—rushing from one breakdown to the next making heroic repairs? Answer: They lack planning. Maintenance planning is the foundation upon which proactive maintenance organizations are built. Maintenance planning allows you […]

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March 1, 2003
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Too Small For A CMMS? Think Again

Many smaller companies feel maintenance management software is overkill for their organizations. Nothing could be further from the truth. At a small chemical plant several years ago, the plant manager was overheard complaining about the expenditures for spare parts related to a process pump. “The pump costs only $18,000 brand new. How is it that […]

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March 1, 2003
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The Biology of Maintenance

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor Sharon Begley’s recent Wall Street Journal Science Journal columns associated with the 50 year anniversary of the discovery of the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule called to my mind the reasonably good analogy between human health and physical asset management. Mostly, the analogy focuses on the similarity of checking […]

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March 1, 2003
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Reliability Improvements Drive Down Maintenance Costs

An organization must focus on sustainable results, not just cutting costs. Three case studies illustrate. Results-oriented organizations focus first on the quality and volume of production throughput, followed closely by the cost to produce the required quality and volume. This approach will improve reliability performance, which will drive manufacturing costs down. Most organizations focus more […]

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