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Author:John Mitchell
There are basically two ways to think of maintenance. First, every defect and every problem is an opportunity for improvement. Or the alternative, maintenance is an unavoidable and unpleasant necessity--something like raking leaves. The former must...
Sunday, 01 February 1998 | 1704 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
While driving through northern Arizona, I noticed a prominent sign in front of a real estate office: "Specialists in Asset Management." Many people are using the term asset management to describe a maintenance process. Several suppliers are...
Friday, 01 May 1998 | 1530 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
I've been talking so much about the necessity to build equipment effectiveness on a sturdy financial base that people are accusing me of being a "bean counter." I must admit it is a bit frustrating to believe very strongly in a...
Thursday, 01 October 1998 | 1586 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Mitchell
About four years ago, Tom Bond and I began developing a series of expositions around the advantages and methods for operating the maintenance function as a profit center instead of the typical cost center. There were many comments on the...
Tuesday, 01 December 1998 | 3173 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
My first article in this series proposed a maintenance mission statement. In doing so, it stressed that maintainers serve three distinct sets of customers: the owners of the assets, the users of the assets--usually the operators--and...
Thursday, 01 January 1998 | 1840 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
My second and third articles in this series suggested that the development of maintenance strategy consists of three main elements: Determine the maintenance requirements of each asset Decide what resources are required to fulfill the...
Wednesday, 01 April 1998 | 1984 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
My fourth article in this series mentioned that in order to apply standards of physical asset custodianship similar to those applied to financial assets, every failure mode must be properly accounted for. Among other things, this obliges...
Wednesday, 01 July 1998 | 1765 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Moubray, Aladon
Much of what has been written to date on the subject of maintenance strategy refers to three—and only three—types of maintenance: predictive, preventive, and corrective. Predictive tasks entail checking items or components if...
Sunday, 01 November 1998 | 2301 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Piotrowski, Turvac Inc.
Recording coupling alignment data can be tedious, but it is worth the effort. Future jobsgo faster and smoother. Sample forms providethe basis for designingyour own recording and reporting sheets. Over the past 20 years, awareness of the...
Wednesday, 01 April 1998 | 2994 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Roup, HSB Reliability Technologies
A true revolution is taking place in American leadership style as companies move from the era of command and control to one of employee empowerment. Managers and supervisors are being challenged to redefine their roles in this new era. We at HSB...
Wednesday, 01 April 1998 | 2274 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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