Archive | 2003

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November 2, 2003
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Developing an EAM Ecosystem

An implementation matrix shows how each module affects others and helps in maintaining balance. Defining enterprise asset management (EAM) can be difficult. The answer depends on whom you ask. If you ask a strategist, a consultant, RCM/TPM specialist, or an industrial asset management professional to define EAM, the answer might include key performance indicator (KPI) […]

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2:29 am
November 2, 2003
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Want to Contribute to an Open Source CMMS?

Think about how most computerized maintenance management system software packages are developed. A software developer or a group of software developers are hired by BigTime-CMMS Inc., given a set of specifications, and set about writing all the code that results in the latest version of your CMMS. In a perfect world, this would result in […]

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1:42 am
November 2, 2003
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New EPA Rule May Change Plant Cleanup

Maintenance staff needs to know proper procedures to avoid liability. A company can use tens of thousands of disposable industrial wipers and rental shop towels annually to maintain top performance in a wide variety of precision manufacturing equipment and other maintenance operations. Industry sales in the U. S. for industrial wipers alone are more than […]

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9:33 pm
November 1, 2003
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Motor Testing Proves Successful

At its primary location in Indianapolis, IN, Allison Transmission, part of General Motors Corp., uses the Total Motor Maintenance (TMM) concept every day from motor inventory and delivery to testing and reliability of motors. PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROCESS Fig. 1. Twelve linked elements of planned maintenance are integral to a successful process. Quality network planned maintenance […]

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6:37 pm
November 1, 2003
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Maintenance and Six Sigma

Suggestions for using this methodology to improve department practices Since the 1980s, Six Sigma methodology has been applied in a growing number of companies. However, as with any tool of quality or methodology, it must be adapted by a maintenance department to successfully reach its individual goals. Initially, a work group’s excellence level must be […]

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November 1, 2003
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Focus on Results and Change the Culture Along the Way

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. “Here it comes again, another new maintenance program. I wonder how long this one will last?” Generally, every one of these initiatives has been well intentioned by the advocates, leaders, champions, and sponsors. What sets these ill-fated attempts apart from the initiatives that really worked? Could it be […]

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November 1, 2003
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Pets, Cars, and Plant Maintenance

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor I’ve been using the term “preventive maintenance” practically every work day since the founding of MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY magazine in 1988 and frequently during the preceding 15 years. I’m so used to seeing preventive maintenance in this magazine and in the proceedings of the conferences I attend, I have almost come […]

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