Archive | March, 2006

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Creating Culture Change – A Pathway To Improved Reliability

Part I of this four-part series introduced the concept that “culture” actually can be the root cause of failure of change programs. This month, the author discusses the elements that comprise “culture.” There are four elements that comprise what we refer to as “culture.” They are: organizational values, role models, rites and rituals and cultural […]

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Return On Net Assets

Terry Wireman, C.P.M.M. Editorial Director In the past few columns, we’ve dealt with the expense side of maintenance and reliability and how they affect the capacity of a plant. In this column, we take this one step further and show how it is important to corporate officers. In its recent “Best Plants” competition, Industry Week […]

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Energy Savings By The Numbers

The Royal Purple plant in Porter, TX, produces synthetic lubricants that are known the world over for their friction-reducing film strength and performance-enhancing properties. The growing popularity of Royal Purple products has resulted in significantly increased production demands. Coincidentally, as that demand has grown, so have energy costs. Thus, Royal Purple management recently requested an […]

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The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule

Is your organization (like so many others) missing out on the substantial benefits that resource-leveled weekly reports can provide to a company? You might want to rethink your strategy. Scheduling has several variations: long-range planning (LRP), shutdown/turnaround/outage scheduling, rolling schedules, weekly schedules and daily plans. All of these are important, but, the weekly schedule process […]

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