Author Archive | Ken Bannister

8:41 pm
August 28, 2014
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Don’t Procrastinate, Innovate: What Maintenance Controls and What It Manages

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Traditionally, maintenance departments have been marked as scapegoats within their respective organizations. As a consequence, they may have found themselves on the receiving end of unsolicited blame for production slowdowns and losses, excess spending of corporate profits, and unfairly referred to as a “necessary evil.” Although there could sometimes be […]

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August 1, 2014
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Lubrication Checkup: Lube-Program Musts

By Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister Symptom: I’m responsible for implementing a formal lubrication program. Our site uses many different lubricants and delivery systems, and has a warehouse full of half-opened lube containers. With almost no documentation and no ID on the reservoirs, I have little to go on regarding what lube goes where. How […]

1:51 pm
July 1, 2014
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate: Invest In Your #1 Asset — Your Master Data

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor In the world of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) and EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) systems, the entire business of asset maintenance management, asset availability, reliability and maintainability hinges on data integrity. And it all starts with accurate closing of work orders against the correct asset at the right level. But […]