When maintenance is allowed to interact with the plant and production Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), a prosperous relationship for both parties will often ensue. This special relationship results in first-hand information for maintenance to set up its maintenance approach, and valuable operational and design feedback for the OEM.
Going somewhere with your maintenance efforts? The journey can be much easier for you and more value-added for your operations with the right KPIs to help guide you.
“Listen: I’m a mechanic, not a clerk. Do you want me to do the work OR fill out these work orders? If I wasted all that time filling in those silly blanks on your paperwork I’d never get caught up! Besides, I don’t know why we need ‘em anyway. Let’s just do the work like […]
According to this author, the picture he painted of the state of power last year hasn’t grown much brighter. We still have a long way to go and an even shorter time to get there.
News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community EMERSON acquires Norway’s ROXAR Emerson has announced the acquisition of Roxar ASA. The deal creates the world’s first integrated automation solutions company whose products span from subsea oil and gas reservoirs, to platform and floating production, to transmission and ultimately through refining and […]
What a relief. Some of us at the recent MARTS 2009 Conference had been under the impression that we were facing an energy crisis of monolithic proportions. Based, however, on attendance at an open discussion on energy issues the last afternoon of MARTS, we began to wonder if the crisis were already over.
Why do so many organizations struggle to achieve success in this area? World-class organizations would not—could not—succeed without implementing an efficient and effective planning and scheduling process.
Looks like there’s a reliability-centered maintenance process to fit any company, regardless of size. RCM For All Heretofore, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) may have been thought of as a strategy best left to large, non-lean organizations. That may have been a perfectly logical assumption. Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and lean operations simply seem to have […]