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1997/September
Author:Bob Williamson
The future of many businesses depends on the reliability of their equipment and processes. They depend on equipment running as it should the first time, every time. This reliability will depend largely on the people who operate and maintain the...
Tuesday, 01 July 1997 | 2536 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/December
Author:Bob Williamson
"You mean we're going to have to work on the equipment before it breaks down?" That's what one experienced mechanic asked after he heard about his company's new proactive approach to maintenance. His statement points to the crux of one of the...
Monday, 01 December 1997 | 1632 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/November
Author:Bobby Baca, Sandia National Laboratories
Defining what the system should manage and planning the implementation are two keys to a successful computerized maintenance management system. Information is the key ingredient in meaningful decisions on reducing maintenance costs. A...
Saturday, 01 November 1997 | 2397 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/June
Author:By Charles Spillman, HSB Reliability Technologies
The prospectus is simply a tool for setting clear, written, concise ground rules for a project and then reinforcing periodic routine communication among the participants. The effectiveness of communications among departments within a typical ...
Sunday, 01 June 1997 | 2029 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/May
Author:Cullen Tilman, Enterprise Management Systems
After an organization has implemented a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), a number of issues must be addressed to keep the system alive and well. Most CMMS failures occur during implementation. Yet a surprising number of systems...
Thursday, 01 May 1997 | 2039 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/November
Author:Edwin K. Jones, PE, E.I. DuPont Co. (retired), and David A. Rosenthal, PE, Rohm and Haas Co.
Experience of large multiplant company serves as model for developing a benchmarking process and turning the findings into a strategy for improving maintenance and reliability practices. A growing number of industrial plants are expending...
Saturday, 01 November 1997 | 2310 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/July
Author:Emily P. McAnally, Bonner & Moore Associates, Inc.
Modern program architecture benefits provide flexibility, reliability, and responsiveness for larger applications. Client/server methodology and architecture offer a versatile approach to the development and deployment of software for major...
Tuesday, 01 July 1997 | 1846 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/October
Author:Jim Picknell, Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, and Keith A. Steel, Revere Inc.
A modern computerized maintenance management system should have the functionality to support a reliability-centered maintenance effort. Here is how they can work together. Asset optimization at minimum cost is a fundamental principle of modern...
Wednesday, 01 October 1997 | 2494 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/February
Author:Joel Levitt, Springfield Resources
Excerpt from Joel Levitt's book, Managing Factory Maintenance, explains how to justify a preventive maintenance program and provides insight into how to set up a program. What is preventive maintenance (PM)? It is a series of tasks that either...
Saturday, 01 February 1997 | 3701 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
1997/May
Author:John Mitchell
Asset management is being advocated as a necessary improvement for the manufacturing, process, and production industries. But what is asset management? Why should you be interested? Furthermore, what value and benefits can you gain from asset...
Thursday, 01 May 1997 | 2081 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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