Archive | June, 2012


9:19 pm
June 11, 2012
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My Take: This Month, It's All About The 'S' Words

As usual, I waited until the 11th hour to cast about for a good topic of this month’s column. The disappointing employment—or unemplyment/layoff—stats just hitting the wires seemed like a no-brainer. I could have easily jumped back into “how are we going to equip workers to fill what some lists have been referring to as […]


8:59 pm
June 11, 2012
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Uptime: The World's Best Maintenance Tool

We’ve looked for the “world’s best maintenance tool” for decades. Just about the time we grab on to what might be the best of the best, another tool comes along and steals the limelight. That’s the downside of the technology revolution: It’s a moving target. But that’s another story.


8:34 pm
June 11, 2012
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Lubrication Checkup: Specialized Lube Software?

Symptom:  “Dear Dr. Lube, we are looking to implement a lubrication-management program, and our engineering group has recommended the purchase of a specialized lubrication route/work-order software package. As we already have a CMMS work-order system, is there any value in purchasing another software package?” Diagnosis: There are a number of specialized lubrication-management software packages available today. These […]