Latest articles by Jan Barraclough
Breaking the cycle of reactive maintenance
When you are in the reactive maintenance "death spiral", it takes a major change of approach to break out of it - not just fixing the symptoms of bigger...
Shutdown planning: are you setting up to fail?
How many times have you heard maintenance staff blame the planners? Let's discuss how to avoid common shutdown planning issues, to help your teams cooperate.
Overcoming the challenges of a reluctant maintenance culture
It can be necessary to change the management culture, in order to improve maintenance processes and save money and increase reliability in the long run.
Finding cost-effective solutions to supply management problems
Using past experience as a case study, let's take a look at how supply, warehousing and stock control can be improved from a shop-floor perspective.
What is the 5 whys technique?
The 5 Whys technique offers a simple, effective way to uncover the root of an issue. It is best used in troubleshooting and quality-improvement initiatives.