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Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“I’m 18 years old and don’t especially want to go to college. I’m not sure what I want to study or what kind of a program or career to pursue. I’ve got good grades. I suppose I could figure it out if I went to college like my parents and...
Thursday, 20 September 2012 | 662 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“I’ve been in maintenance management a long time. It seems that the toughest part of my job lately has been making improvements in the way we do maintenance. And it’s not getting any easier. If anything, it’s tougher to find support for...
Thursday, 25 October 2012 | 3204 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“Procedure-based maintenance” will be invaluable in this era of growing skills shortages. Machine complexity, coupled with the impact of the skills crisis and business needs for improved performance, has created a situation where detailed work...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 772 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
44. Uptime
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
SMRP: Make it Personal And Prepare For The Future SMRP, the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (“by professionals for professionals”) has been celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2012. Held in Orlando, FL, last...
Friday, 16 November 2012 | 1353 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
A Visit from St. Nicholas (2012 Asset Management Version) With another year drawing to a close, I’ve updated my version of this holiday treasure by weaving in themes from my 2012 columns: Asset management, PAS-55, reliability, work instructions...
Friday, 14 December 2012 | 1407 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“Do you know why you rear-ended that car in front of you? Someone said you were texting!”
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1567 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
As maintenance and reliability professionals, we know that unreliable equipment and facilities can impact the bottom line of the business. Unfortunately, equipment reliability all too often ends up as a low priority in many American businesses.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1194 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“Human error” is an often-cited cause or contributing factor in accidents and failures. We routinely see this with our plant equipment. Without a structured process for identifying and quantifying the underlying human factors associated with...
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1208 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Thanks to China, our jobs are coming back home. Yes, they really are. Really.
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 2037 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
We’ve looked for the “world’s best maintenance tool” for decades. Just about the time we grab on to what might be the best of the best, another tool comes along and steals the limelight. That’s the downside of the technology revolution:...
Monday, 11 June 2012 | 4795 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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