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From time to time, I receive questions from readers of this blog. This one seemed like a good one to share with the larger audience…

QUESTION:

I’m working on our Work Management Process and Scheduling. I have a question about how you deal with emergent work. We acknowledge that there will always be some emergent […]

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Introduction

I had a recent conversation regarding the management of a shutdown. The question on the table was something to the effect of:

“If we have a job overrun on the critical path at the beginning of the shutdown, then we should immediately adjust our entire schedule and announce that we will bring […]

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Introduction

Let’s face it. Often times, our proactive maintenance strategies are a mess (I decided to just get that out there in the first sentence and not try to dance around the issue). Show of virtual hands, Thumbs Up if you feel that your proactive maintenance plan is the right one for you – one […]

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Great Article on How to Make all of Your Maintenance Employees Stay! Close with a quote like this and you have both my curiosity and my attention.  Great read!   “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase it, we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi

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I have just left a small roundtable discussion in Brussels where the topic was overcoming our MRO issues.   In attendance were leaders working in industries as varied as pharmaceutical, discreet manufacturing, marine, as well as food and beverage.  So much insightful discussion, but here is what I left the table with:

Takeaway No. 1:  We […]

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If an organization is in reactive maintenance and management decided they need to move to proactive maintenance, one must ask themselves the question, “How hard is it to move from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance?”.  Changing from reactive to proactive maintenance requires a total different way of thinking, executing, and managing asset […]

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If you are executing Preventive Maintenance on equipment that continues to break down or your maintenance cost continues to increase I recommend you read this article on the 10% Rule of Preventive Maintenance. This short explanation of the 10% Rule of PM may be what you need to take that next step […]

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“PM Procedures are not Built to Stand Alone – Without Effective Replacement / Restoration Procedures Failures will Continue”

In the field of maintenance the traditional approach has been to rely upon the intuitive knowledge and skill of the crafts-persons who conduct it. There is a great deal of pride of workmanship and, […]

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“The  best way to predict the future is to create it”
–  Peter  Drucker

How does an organization evolve to the next level of Maintenance and/or Reliability Maturity? This question has been asked by Maintenance and Reliability Managers for as long as I can remember. Over the years I have […]

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by Ron Thomas

(Excerpt taken from Chapter 5.3, Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers)

Performance measurement is a fundamental principle of management. The measurement of performance is important because it identifies current performance gaps between current and desired performance and provides indication of progress towards closing the gaps. […]

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