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Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Reliability Is More About People Than Machines “OK. We’ve tried all the maintenance and reliability technologies out there, and we’re still struggling with too many breakdowns and emergency repairs. After studying all the benefits of...
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | 1148 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Thoughts On Maintenance Leadership And Teamwork “Our division director is deploying a self-managed team approach in maintenance much like a transition two years ago in the production department. Our maintenance workforce is mostly older, with...
Friday, 19 July 2013 | 1186 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Beware Of Those Simplified Metrics In our culture, there are certain images and symbols that need little explanation: They’re intuitive. This includes some used in the workplace. Have we become too dependent on them?
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | 813 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Skills Shortage Is Very Real “I just got through reading a report that said something about the ‘worries of a skills gap crisis are overblown.’ From where I sit and from the people I talk to in...
Thursday, 21 February 2013 | 1964 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Putting The Pieces Together In Pursuit of 100% Reliability How close to 100% reliable is your most critical equipment… the equipment that should perform as intended the first time, every time? It should be 100% reliable for safety, environmental...
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 992 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Problem-Solving And Culture Change “We keep having equipment problems (not the same equipment all the time, but the same causes on the same shift almost every time). We know what we need to do from a reliability perspective, BUT we can’t get...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 793 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
ISO 55000: Management Systems For Asset Management, Part I Facilities and equipment management is about to be taken to a whole new level with the release of ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard scheduled for early 2014. Or is it? The long-awaited...
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 | 1057 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Recent headlines attached to what must have been a widely distributed Associated Press article screamed out at me. Referring to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), they alluded to the fact that U.S. adults...
Friday, 15 November 2013 | 889 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“In our company we often talk about the importance of leadership and teamwork in the functioning of maintenance organizations and even in the bigger picture, the success of the company. How will leadership and teamwork play out in ISO 55001 Asset...
Thursday, 19 December 2013 | 589 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:By Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC)
Accurate control of pressure in compressed air systems is always of primary concern, but there are many ways to achieve it. Some are more efficient than others. One of the biggest innovations in the field of compressed air efficiency is the...
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | 1246 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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