Maintenance Management

operational excellence
Maintenance Management

The Journey to Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence is the practice of continuously maximizing the potential of your people, optimizing your business processes and as a result achieving best in class performance. This best-in-class performance is repeatable if you consistently follow these 8-steps:

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Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management: The Perfect Role for Critical Thinkers

Critical thinking is essential for effective maintenance management. As a maintenance manager, you are responsible for overseeing the maintenance, repair, and replacement of equipment, machinery, and other assets. To be an effective maintenance manager, you must also be able to analyze problems, identify root causes, and develop solutions that address the underlying issues. This involves a range of critical thinking skills, such as deductive reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

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8 pillars of total productive maintenance
Maintenance Management

The 8 Pillars of TPM

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), is a comprehensive maintenance management system that drives all three elements of OEE, namely: machine availability, speed, and quality. This short article will demonstrate how to accelerate your OEE gains by committing to a structured TPM program. The focus of TPM is zero unplanned failures, zero product defects and zero accidents, these are the foundation on which to build the eight pillars of TPM that will support increased productivity through work force empowerment.

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serialized spare parts
Maintenance Management

Serialized Spare Parts

“Serialized” spare parts are repairable components, usually expensive and complex, where each individual item needs to be tracked and recorded to ensure reliability. Serialized components are often in contact with the process and require refurbishing several times over their life span. The example I’ll use here are covered rolls used on a paper machine.

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repairable spare parts cycle
Maintenance Management

Managing Repairable Spares

“Repairable” spares (sometimes called “rotating” or “rotable” spares) are parts or assemblies that are carried in the Maintenance storeroom and which are not automatically re-ordered when they are issued. They rotate through a cycle that includes in-service in operating equipment, then to a repair shop, then to inventory and then back to service.

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Embracing the Power of Computer Aided Facility Management 

Computer aided facility management (CAFM) is the utilization of computer software and technology to assist facility managers in planning, executing, and monitoring various aspects of facility management. This powerful tool empowers organizations to optimize their facility operations, reduce costs, and enhance productivity. By integrating data, automation, and analytics, CAFM enables facility managers to make informed decisions and efficiently allocate resources. 

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Maintenance Management

Industrial Coaching

This article will discuss the difference between industrial coaching and mentoring and how these techniques can be deployed to grow our people, so they engage with processes and thus improve business performance.

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interview with christer idhammar
Maintenance Management

IDCON Talks: Christer Idhammar

Christer Idhammar is recognized as a maintenance guru across the world in the maintenance and reliability community. As the founder of IDCON INC and recipient of numerous awards and speaking invitations, he has established himself in his field through engaging and often hands on demonstrations. Christer sits down with Greg Mecomber to discuss his experiences over the years and his appreciation for the field.

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