Archive | February, 2006


3:07 am
February 2, 2006
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Wanted: Champions

The word champion has two basic meanings: One who wins first place in a competition of some kind; and One who fights for, defends or supports a cause or another person. The maintenance function in general, and your plant in particular, need both. If you are not now a maintenance champion, maybe you should consider […]


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February 2, 2006
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Understanding The Impact Cost Of Maintenance & Reliability

Terry Wireman, C.P.M.M. Editorial Director In the last two issues, we’ve discussed the cost of inefficient maintenance practices and the impact they have on a company’s expenses. This month, we’ll be focusing on an element I refer to as the “impact cost of maintenance and reliability.” Let’s explore these impact costs in the context of […]


3:02 am
February 2, 2006
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Part I: A Corporate Scorecard: Tracking KPIs Across Multiple Plants And Business Units

This two-part article is based on a paper presented at the 2005 SMRP Conference in St. Louis, MO. It traces the design and development of standardized reliability improvement metrics that have been deployed at 35 plants across three business units and multiple manufacturing technologies within USG Corporation. Corporation (USG) consists of five wholly-owned subsidiaries, United […]