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June 2, 2000
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What do you know about your overall equipment effectiveness?

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Equipment performance and reliability has become a major concern as businesses reorganize, downsize, and aggressively pursue “lean” principles. Is your equipment doing what it is supposed to do, first time, every time? What are the causes of poor performance? What should you focus on? Measuring and improving equipment […]

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Developing a sustainable advantage

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor A couple of months back I suggested that e-maintenance (efficiency + effectiveness + enterprise = excellence) might be what we need to make maintenance the next hot business function. Then last month, I suggested that reliability is indeed a core competency, and those who invest in it will survive, and […]

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June 1, 2000
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IR Experiences

Benefits of new applications of infrared thermography include improved savings and safety. TThe past decade has shown a significant increase in the use of thermography as a predictive maintenance tool. In part, this is due to the development of focal plane array (FPA) imagers that reduce the possibility of error, are more reliable, and are […]

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Reliability Performance Enhancement: Doing the Right Training Right

The bottom line is that equipment reliability and overall productivity are improved by leveraging your employees’ knowledge, skill, and behavior. How much do you really care about the training your employees receive? After all, training is expensive and it takes important supervisors and workers out of the plant site, reducing the overall productivity of the […]

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