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April 2, 2000
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How Do You Spell e-Maintenenace?

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor The Rodney Dangerfield refrain “We don’t get no respect” keeps popping up again and again in maintenance circles. If we really want to change the image of maintenance and become the next hot business function, perhaps we should put a small e out front. It seems to work for e-Business […]

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April 2, 2000
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The CMMS Marketplace 2000

Last year at this time I did a piece on the directions of the CMMS market in general and I feel somewhat vindicated that, indeed, the presence of the Web has reached even further into the business of maintenance management systems. The question I get asked often from managers, however, is “what is next?” While […]

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9:06 pm
April 1, 2000
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Reliability Concepts and Tools

How to accurately predict the competitive advantages and quantify the business benefits associated with improving reliability. A previous article “Profit Driven Reliability” discussed a six-step work process to increase profitability with reliability improvements. This article will define the foundation concepts and tools needed to apply the process. To improve profitability by improving reliability means there […]

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April 1, 2000
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Prescription for Total TPM Success

A proven 12-stage “Western” approach to successfully installing Total Productive Maintenance and setting the stage for world-class performance At least every second attempted installation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) results in failure. What went wrong? The reasons are many:  lack of proper understanding of the total effort required, lack of management support, lack of sufficient […]

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April 1, 2000
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Handheld Technologies Defeat Paperwork Delays

For maintenance professionals, hardware and software for handheld computers have evolved quickly. Cost-effective methods for eliminating paperwork and improving cycle time on repairs are at a technician’s fingertips. Adding to the momentum is an explosion of wireless solutions–the most appropriate of which have been adapted to boost productivity among maintenance professionals. Improving productivity“Wrench time, that’s […]

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