Archive | December, 2005

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Beyond RCM

Balancing asset availability and utilization to improve business performance What I’m about to say is going to sound like heresy to many of today’s RCM-focused maintenance professionals: maximizing the availability of industrial assets—even critical assets—is not always the best business strategy. Please hear me out and note the intentional underlining of the word “always,” because […]

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Maintenance/Asset Management Sales Presentations

In previous columns, we’ve highlighted why there is a need to speak the language of the CEO and CFO. Now, we need to discuss how to do it. Examining the major areas of financial impact for the maintenance/reliability functions in a plant or facility, we can see that they typically fall ito three major categories: […]

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Building Successful Maintenance Skills Training Programs

Look to ADDIE and her proven track record when it comes to developing and implementing effective training initiatives. Alarmingly. . .   In certain skill-level assessments throughout the U.S. and Canada, 80% of those assessed scored less than 50% in the basic technical skills needed to perform their jobs. Additionally, assessments of maintenance department training […]

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Do You Have The Right Foundation?

Just because your company has a CMMS/EAM system doesn’t mean you’re using it properly. In fact, if you’re misusing any of the system modules, the information you’re generating may not be accurate. Data. . . information. . . facts. . . Whatever the term, “knowledge” is required to for good decision-making. The goal of a […]

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Achieve Strategic Maintenance Through Metrics

Looking at the big picture, if you ‘re not measuring it, you ‘re not really managing it. As manufacturing and production equipment often represent a company’s single largest capital investment, maintenance of these assets can significantly impact the bottom line. Many organizations face problems when they have not established a consistent method to measure the […]

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The Wrong Maintenance Priorities Threaten Corporations

According to this well-known veteran of the reliability trenches, one of the best ways to hone the survival skills industry needs today and into the future is to pay attention to the basics. Taking time—making time—to read is a great way to start. Many process plants assume that better maintenance strategies will lead to higher […]

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Machinery Health Monitoring – Sense & Respond Logistics

All eyes fixed on the future, the United States Navy looks to extend condition-based maintenance (CBM) technologies into the supply chain. The Vision In the year 2015, on some future naval platformÐperhaps USS BLUE SKYÐa machine will begin to falter in one of its pre-defined failure modes. This automatically will trigger a series of events […]

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