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February 9, 2016
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Uptime: A Top Management Standard — The Missing Link

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor The term “top management” in the ISO55000:2014 Asset Management Standard is referenced throughout the documents. In fact, top management has the overall leadership responsibility to establish the Asset Management System, as specified in the ISO55001 requirements. But, the leadership responsibility of the very top of the organization, in pursuit of best-in-class operations […]

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February 8, 2016
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KISSing Is Good For Reliability

As catchy phrases go, ‘Keep It Simple Stupid’ has legs when it comes to managing equipment health. The KISS principle is one of the first rules of good engineering practice. An acronym for “Keep It Simple Stupid,” it refers to the fact that most things function best if kept simple. According to Trent Phillips, global […]

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February 8, 2016
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Encourage Your Hidden Coaches

A major competitive advantage for a company is its employees’ ability to learn, grow, and change so they can discover, improve, innovate, and meet the challenges of an evolving marketplace. According to Tara Holwegner of Life Cycle Engineering (LCE.com), Charleston, SC, another challenge many process organizations face involves harnessing the intellectual capital of experienced employees […]

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February 8, 2016
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Asset Management And ISO 55000

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor This new column, and a dynamic body of content at maintenancetechnology.com/iso55k, will explore the intent, issues, concerns, and questions relating to the ISO 55000:2014 Asset Management Standard. Over time, it will reflect insight from a number of sources, including emerging asset-management practitioners and other experts in the field of asset management. This […]

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February 8, 2016
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IoT Offers Reliability Solutions

In my coverage of the manufacturing and process industries for the past 15 years, I’ve seen plenty of marketing buzzwords and campaigns come and go. Mechatronics, Sustainability, NextGen Manufacturing, Security 2.0 and, of course, Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the recent ones. However, IoT is truly a transformative change for manufacturing […]

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February 8, 2016
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Voice From the Field: Patience and Perseverance

Clinton Davis helps to shape and implement maintenance and reliability overhaul of major utility. By Michelle Segrest, Contributing Editor Growing up in Gwinnett County, GA, Clinton Davis was raised to believe that fixing things yourself is just a way of life. All of the men in his family were union plumbers and his father, Wayne, […]

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February 8, 2016
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Final Thought: Certification — Which One?

Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Univ. of Tennessee (UTK), Reliability & Maintainability Center “What certification should I earn?” That’s a question frequently asked by reliability and maintenance personnel. That’s understandable: They have plenty of choices. Consider the CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) and CMRT (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician), both from SMRP (Society for Maintenance and Reliability […]

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February 8, 2016
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Manage Assets from Cradle to Cradle

Moving out of the traditional ‘cradle-to-grave’ mode has significant benefits for your operations, and may already be a corporate must-do. By Ken Bannister, MEch Eng (UK), CMRP, MLE, Contributing Editor In the past, our cradle-to-grave life spans would have been divided into three distinct phases: birth and formative years, productive years, and end of life. Medical advances […]

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