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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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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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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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We sit down for our weekly maintenance scheduling meeting and present our operations counterparts with a schedule that requires 4 hours of downtime in the middle of the week. They immediately start horse-trading and ask questions like “can you do it in 3 hours?” or “can’t we just skip it this week?” Why do they […]

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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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If I were to offer you a single piece of paper, how much would you be willing to pay me?  How about a single idea?  How about a single idea that would help you solve the most important problem that you faced yesterday, and that would spread like wildfire throughout your organization?  Now I think we might have […]

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What better way to waste an afternoon than to debate which came first the chicken or the egg?

One thing that can not be debated however is the fact that abnormalities come before failures.
This is a fact.

What we notice:
We are conditioned early on to react to failures; the […]

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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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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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