What do our corporate leaders want? Their major KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is ROI (Return on Investment). What do we deliver? RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability). This reflects a serious disconnect that minimizes our voice at the executive table.
Timken Debuts Report On Its Global Citizenship Timken has released its first-ever Global Citizenship Report, which highlights the company’s strategies and goals, as well as its achievements during 2008. According to the report, a sampling of Timken’s environmental achievements over the past year include: A recycling process has eliminated 21,000 tons of electric arc furnace […]
Industry standards are produced by professional societies, trade associations and not-for-profit businesses and basically represent best practices developed by experts in their fields. We recognize these practices, or the symbols of the use of such standards, based upon the reputation of the organization. In fact, within the reliability and maintenance (R&M) industry we often quote […]
There’s lots more than purchase price to consider when replacing pump parts. Can your operations afford the risk of simply buying on the cheap?
Can your choice of lubricant improve gearbox efficiency? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States generated 1006 billion kWh of electricity in 2007.
When maintenance is allowed to interact with the plant and production Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), a prosperous relationship for both parties will often ensue. This special relationship results in first-hand information for maintenance to set up its maintenance approach, and valuable operational and design feedback for the OEM.
Going somewhere with your maintenance efforts? The journey can be much easier for you and more value-added for your operations with the right KPIs to help guide you.
“Listen: I’m a mechanic, not a clerk. Do you want me to do the work OR fill out these work orders? If I wasted all that time filling in those silly blanks on your paperwork I’d never get caught up! Besides, I don’t know why we need ‘em anyway. Let’s just do the work like […]