Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management

Steps to Create a Reliable Manufacturing Culture

To create a reliable manufacturing culture, you must agree to work in a close partnership between operations and maintenance, including stores and engineering. This should start with a common manufacturing mission that clearly expresses this. Then you need to design and implement all work management processes with the agreed upon mission statement as a guideline.

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5 rules to build a partnership
Maintenance Management

5 Rules to Build a Partnership

5 Rules to Build a Partnership Torbjörn Idhammar, President & CEO IDCON INC. Plant professionals (and consultants) often talk about the importance of a maintenance,

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mechanical integrity inspections
Maintenance Management

How to Use Mechanical Integrity Inspections

For many organizations, these inspections are something they have to do to meet regulations. And, that’s important – those regulations are there to help provide a workplace that is safe for workers, the environment and the surrounding community. But, some companies are able to leverage those inspections to gain new insights into their operations and build additional efficiencies.

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Equipment Knowledge

Smartphone Apps for Maintenance

Nowadays most everyone has a powerful computer in their pocket, their phone.  Many of us are using them in maintaining our plants. Whether you are neutral or a devotee of the iPhone or Android devices, I think it’s safe to say we have only just scratched the surface of possibilities for using our smartphones to maintain our plants. Just think about how good it is to always have a great camera in your pocket with pictures viewable instantly. Does anybody remember the hassle of film? Waiting days to find out if an image was captured and how well it looked.

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Maintenance Management

Who’s doing equipment inspections?

Equipment inspections is key to keeping your production running but many plants don’t tap into all the resources available. IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Management Consultant, Michael Lippig has a simple decision chart that will help you decide what tasks can be done by what roles.

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paper mill
Maintenance Management

Can Your Mill Produce the Right Results?

This is a summary of a part of a presentation by Christer Idhammar, president of IDCON, INC. Raleigh NC, during the 15th annual Pulp & Paper Reliability and Maintenance Conference and Exhibit in Atlanta 5-8 November 2001.

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