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MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY  -1979

Alumax Mt Holly

by John Day PE, Maintenance and Engineering Manager

(1 of 3 plants worldwide ever to be certified as ”World Class Maintenance”)

Alumax of SC began development of the maintenance management concept with […]

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 You’ve gotten buy-in from the boss by showing him how much money the organization can make from a good Failure Reporting  Plan (FRACAS). He said, “Great idea! Now go make it happen.” How many new ideas have you seen come and go in your organization? I have […]

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 Look at this Picture Closely

I am sure many of you are having problems with your Lubrication Program however it may not be apparent to you.  Take a tour of your facility and look for these signs of a problem.

– Open Oil Containers which are used to fill gearboxes, hydraulic […]

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Does it seem like every day it is the same old thing and even though you try your best to make improvements in equipment reliability, they never seem to stick? I know the feeling, and it is frustrating. What if you could improve equipment reliability in seven days? I know what you are […]

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What does this graph tell you? Does this organization have an effective PM Program? NO

To be honest with you I see this type of data all the time and the owners of this data think there PM program is working. This graph just came from an unnamed plant. This graph […]

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You’ve gotten buy-in from the boss by showing him how much money the organization can make from a good FRACAS. He said, “Great idea! Now go make it happen.” How many new ideas have you seen come and go in your organization? I have seen many through my career and I am sure […]

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Have you ever thought about the Human Error Rate and the largest cause of these errors? It is us, Humans!

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 […]

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In 1980 a young maintenance professional left Exxon Company USA, the largest company in the World at the time, and went to work for an unknown company, Alumax, Mt Holly. He was tested for four weeks at night in order to see if his knowledge and skill met the minimum requirement to work […]

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Have you ever wondered why people keep writing about the same thing over and over again? I guess they must be bored or lack more knowledge. A great place I found for awesome articles is:  http://www.gpallied.com/resource-center/published-articles/

Knowledge is sacred and so please share your articles to the MaintenancePhoenix. Send them to […]

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There are many reasons why companies struggle to Optimize their Maintenance Program. Many maintenance professionals are satisfied, and even convinced themselves this is the best that can be obtain given the constraints they face.

I believe people must step up to the challenge and make something happen. Establish a small plan […]

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