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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

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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The Question:

 Which of the following groups is overloaded with work, and which one can handle more work?

A work group with 250 work orders A work group with 50 work orders

Which work group had better performance?

A ten-person crew that completed 40 work orders A ten-person crew that completed 17 work orders […]

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It may be hard to believe, but the success or failure of your shutdown (outage, turnaround) is determined long before you shut down the equipment and begin the event. While many treat the shutdown as a marathon event that must be survived, the insightful among us know that it is the actions that occur in […]

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Can we agree on one thing?   When considering the tasks that we perform on a daily basis as a maintenance organization, there is a one-right way to do them?  I am not saying that I know the answer, but I believe that there is one-right way to rebuild a Goulds HT3196 LTX pump.    I […]

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2 Reasons Why a Maintenance Work Schedule is Important:

Ask any manager working in an industrial setting if the would like to see a weekly work schedule developed and they will of course reply to the affirmative.
Now sit them down and explain the amount of effort and coordination […]

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Sometimes as the Maintenance Planner we feel responsible for everything and capable of nothing.  It can be a very frustrating and thankless job at times.   I believe that a good portion of this frustration comes from the lack of clarity around expectations.  Where do I fit in? What do they want from me? What can I […]

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Hello to the Maintenance Phoenix community!

I just want to take a moment to thank Ricky for his leadership and friendship over the years.

This sounds like a goodbye message, but I a convinced that Ricky will continue to provide his kind leadership and insights as he always has, but in a different capacity in […]

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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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Why do people not understand the P-F Curve? At a recent maintenance function, I asked 70 maintenance and reliability professionals how many of them had heard of the P-F Curve and only about 10% stated they had. From that 10%, only 1% felt like they truly understood it. This […]

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