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Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
What You Need to Know About the Stimulus Package In response to the American Economic Recovery and Investment Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, ITT Corporation has published a new White Paper, "The Most Important Things...
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 | 2971 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ben Stevens, OMDEC Inc.
If what you're doing isn't enhancing the value of your organization, what's the point?
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 | 4363 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ben Stevens, President, OMDEC Inc.
What do our corporate leaders want? Their major KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is ROI (Return on Investment). What do we deliver? RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability). This reflects a serious disconnect that minimizes our voice at...
Friday, 01 May 2009 | 3403 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bill Kiesel
Bill Kiesel, Vice President/Publisher I would have preferred to start out with a cheerier "Happy New Year" message. But, let's face facts: we have a real challenge on our hands. Stock market turmoil, mortgage meltdowns, credit crises, plant...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 5585 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Blake Moret, Vice President and General Manager Customer Support & Maintenance, Rockwell Automation
Blake Moret, Vice President and General Manager Customer Support & Maintenance, Rockwell Automation Navigating waves of bad economic news is never easy, and no one is certain when the storm will let up. However, companies that view tough...
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 | 2546 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
"Listen: I’m a mechanic, not a clerk. Do you want me to do the work OR fill out these work orders? If I wasted all that time filling in those silly blanks on your paperwork I’d never get caught up! Besides, I don’t know why we need ‘em...
Friday, 01 May 2009 | 6448 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Maintain – To sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and process performance Maintenance Department – A group of people assigned to sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and process performance...
Monday, 01 June 2009 | 2839 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
One of the BIGGEST challenges we have in the "maintenance arena" is being fully valued by our senior leadership. Many don't know that because we are routinely asked to do so much "non-maintenance" work it actually prevents us from doing productive...
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 | 3107 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
"Houston, we've had a problem." This memorable, often-quoted one-liner came from Commander James A. Lovell aboard Apollo 13, the third manned mission by NASA, intended to put man on the moon.
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 | 2857 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
"I am doing the best that I can, but it's not enough. The other crew doesn't seem to care about the equipment here. They beat it up ... run it dry ... don't put things back. They just don't seem to understand that our future, OUR jobs, depend on...
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 | 3118 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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