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For those of you who know nothing of the 5S system, this title will seem odd. For those who are just being introduced to the 5S system, you are probably forming some opinions about this method, probably not all good opinions.

I wanted to write this post to defend the 5S system as […]

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Introduction

Another weekly meeting, just what we need right? Well I can’t speak for the other meetings, but the Weekly Maintenance Scheduling meeting, that’s an important one. Let me tell you why I think the Weekly Maintenance Scheduling meeting is the most important and deserves our greatest efforts to get it right.

Reasons why the […]

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Some Simple Facts

Let me share a couple of ideas that I hope you will agree with:

Problems occur every day, both big ones and small ones.
We cannot possibly address them all. The benefit from a failure analysis effort comes from finding the root cause of a problem and permanently eliminating […]

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“My maintenance staff are highly trained and do not like using procedures.”

                                                                                         –     Unnamed Maintenance Supervisor

 If the statement above is valid, and the cost of asset failure is not important to our operation, then your staff must have an unlimited and infallible memory – congratulations! 

Human error rate […]

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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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The P-F Interval Made Simple

As explained by: Ricky Smith, CMRP

The Conversation Begins!

In the world of Maintenance and Reliability one may read information which sometimes becomes a little confusing. I wanted to provide a simple understanding of the P-F Curve and how […]

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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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“Leave a Legacy”

Respect and Humility are attributes the Best Maintenance and Reliability Managers in the world all have in common. This has been my observation of hundreds of maintenance and reliability organizations around the world. I am not saying these maintenance or reliability organizations are the best in the world. All I can say […]

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Companies are always struggling to find the nonexistent “silver bullet” for increasing reliability and equipment performance while reducing costs. Short-term and long-term solutions can increase reliability, asset availability, utilization, quality and capacity, but they’re not easy or simple. Look at the barriers that hold a plant back.

First is the belief […]

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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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