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Author:John Mitchell
  In the new world of multifunction manufacturing teams, limited resources, and relentless pressure on costs, managers are wrestling with three common issues: How to prioritize the use of limited resources. How to manage for optimum results. How...
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 | 2989 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
At a recent maintenance and reliability conference, participants in one session were treated to a commercial sales pitch advocating a specific process as the end-all solution for maintenance. If this wasn't bad enough at a conference supposedly...
Saturday, 01 November 1997 | 2407 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
Maintenance strategies, as I suggested in a previous article, should be developed in three stages: Determine the maintenance requirements of each asset in its operating context Decide what resources are needed to fulfill those...
Wednesday, 01 October 1997 | 1658 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
My first article in this series suggested that the following might serve as a general maintenance mission statement: To preserve the functions of our physical assets throughout their technologically useful lives To the satisfaction of...
Sunday, 01 June 1997 | 2467 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
What exactly is the purpose of the maintenance function? In a world of endless reorganizations, shifting technological paradigms, growing expectations, and increasingly onerous regulatory constraints, all of which must be dealt with...
Saturday, 01 March 1997 | 1928 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Piotrowski, Turvac Inc.
Companies should determine the skill level of personnel responsible for alignment, arrange for appropriate training for proficiency, and use qualification testing for certification.These examples show the need for certification in shaft alignment....
Saturday, 01 March 1997 | 2747 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Keith Young, Maintenance Quality Systems
Using maintenance procedures helps attain consistent results and establishes standards. Configuration management principles for controlling procedures help an organization become a world-class team. A reliability-centered maintenance program is...
Tuesday, 01 July 1997 | 2144 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Kevin Harrison and Bill Cunningham, Accuride Corp.
Infrared thermography and waveform analysis identify mechanical failure and highlight increased duty cycle concerns in robotic work cell. Root cause investigation of a single fault on a piece of critical production equipment at Accuride's...
Wednesday, 01 October 1997 | 1551 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Michael E. McGrey, Facility and Plant Services, Inc.
Industrial companies are addressing plant capacity improvement in many ways. The cornerstone of these processes is often overall equipment effectiveness, which includes both equipment and process reliability. Several terms are used to describe...
Wednesday, 01 October 1997 | 2057 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Michael Stephens, Reliability Management Group
A new look at the maintenance work management process The goal of work management is lowest cost reliability, which has two parts: equipment reliability and human reliability. Equipment reliability is the final result--where the bottom line is...
Monday, 01 December 1997 | 1981 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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