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12:50 am
January 2, 1999
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Embracing Asset Management

Bob Baldwin Last year was not the best for some of us. Many maintenance and reliability organizations were under increased pressure to conform to the dictum: “Do more with fewer people and less money.” Expect no let up in demands this year. Pressure will continue to rise unless demand is vented or capacity is increased. […]

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January 2, 1999
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Surviving Changes In Management

Bob Williamson One of the biggest barriers to maintenance and reliability improvement initiatives is “management turnover.” When upper management, the decision makers in a company, changes because of promotions or reorganizations, improvement initiatives often come under scrutiny. New leaders frequently come into the job with improvement ideas of their own and are seldom aware of […]

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12:18 am
January 2, 1999
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Automatic Lubricators Solve Bearing Overheating Problem

One facet of a strong preventive maintenance program is proper lubrication. In order to prolong machine life, there are three approaches to lubricating: Manual lubrication with a grease gun is the simplest alternative if the bearings are easy to reach. Single point automatic lubrication is the answer for hard-to-reach points, inaccessible due to running equipment, […]

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9:03 pm
January 1, 1999
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The Physical Asset Management Profession in 2010

Is there a future for the maintenance and reliability profession? Yes, and it is called Physical Asset Management. Here are some observations from a practitioner. Where is the maintenance and reliability profession moving? Will it still be viable in the next 5 years, or the next 10 years? What can be expected? I believe the […]

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8:59 pm
January 1, 1999
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Maintenance and the Internet

Fifteen reliability and maintenance uses for the Internet, plus information on newsgroups and forums, from the new book Internet Guide for Maintenance Management. The Internet is getting better for maintenance users on a daily basis. It is changing rapidly because users are becoming more demanding. Internet pioneers were once wowed by the technology, brochureware (catalogs […]

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January 1, 1999
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Exchanging Enterprise Asset Information

The Digital Revolution gets all the headlines these days,” wrote Kevin Kelly, executive editor of Wired magazine, “but turning slowly beneath the fast-forward turbulence, steadily driving the gyrating cycles of cool technogadgets and gotta-haves, is a much more profound revolution—the Network Economy. The emerging model for asset management includes teams of knowledge workers with ready […]

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