Tips for asset management and maintenance teams and managers.

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What does a reliability engineer do?

Reliability engineers should be focused on guidance, analysis and improvement - not on managing the day-to-day execution of maintenance tasks.

How to create opportunities for teamwork and learning: Moving...

There is little point in having a strategic vision unless you actually allow your people to learn and apply their new skills.

How to improve cross-functional collaboration: Moving from a repair-focused...

As organisations move into the planned maintenance environment, the nature of the relationship between production and maintenance changes.

Are your KPIs supporting your processes, or just measuring...

Usually KPIs focus on the outcomes of our processes, but if we aim to manage processes for more predictive outcomes, we need to develop KPIs that support them.

The mining industry needs thinkers, not just doers

How do we empower our workforce to be more innovative? In this article we discuss the steps towards a competent and forward-thinking workforce.

Are organisations still struggling with competency frameworks?

Even with access to extensive resources on the requirements of an effective asset management competence framework, businesses still seem to struggle to sustain capability.

Why team-based approaches to root cause analysis are more...

There is a school of thought, particularly among more highly qualified engineering personnel, that problem solving and root cause analysis is best performed by “experts” in their fields.

How to measure maintenance productivity

If you can't measure something, then you can't improve it. If that is the case, then how can we measure the productivity of our maintenance managers?

How to write a good work instruction

Have you ever thought about what makes a good work instruction, or how good work instructions improve work effectiveness?

4 traits of an excellent maintenance team

We often hear companies say that people are their best asset. Why is it that the sum of good people and good systems does not always produce good performance?

Maintenance supervisors: driving safety, effectiveness & efficiency

Maintenance supervisors are key players in the safe and efficient execution of maintenance, but we see shortfalls in their performance in many organisations.

5 tips for more effective maintenance planning and scheduling

The objective of good maintenance planning and scheduling is to allow maintenance personnel to perform required tasks in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.

Maintenance KPIs: the good, the bad and the ugly

KPIs are often linked to personal performance. They are a measure of personal success and a key driver for incentives. But is a 'green' KPI always good?

How to sustain a positive culture while reducing maintenance...

How do you keep your maintenance team morale positive, focused and proactive? Here are 5 tips for maintenance leaders on how to improve performance.

Selling the value of reliability improvement to senior management

Let’s take a closer look at two approaches and how you can apply these to selling your reliability improvement program to senior management.

8 elements for successful performance measurement

Let's discuss the essential elements for a successful performance measurement system, and how to motivate your organisation towards higher performance.

Managing human error in maintenance

Using the latest research and practical experience, let's outline the ways maintenance managers can reduce or eliminate the impact of human error.

Improving equipment and people productivity in the mining industry

In this presentation given at the IMARC conference in 2014, we discuss how to improve equipment and people productivity in the mining industry.

4 quick tips for leading an ISO 55000 implementation

If you’ve made the commitment to implement an asset management system, then your organisation is going to need a leader who can execute it.

5 keys to lean maintenance and improved maintenance productivity

Many asset intensive companies do not understand that the principles of measuring productivity can be applied internally to their maintenance programs.

5 tips to get the most from your maintenance...

Most of the billions of dollars that asset-intensive industries pour into training each year is simply wasted. Here are 5 ways to avoid common failures.

Capital Work Management Training for Horizon Power

Horizon Power chose us to work with both Mincom and internal staff to develop and deliver Capital Work Management training to key personnel.

Making the most of your consultant’s time

These tips will help you to make the most of your consultant’s time, to achieve the desired assignment outcomes. After all, time is money.

Choosing your team: build, buy or hire?

Is it better to develop the skills within your organisation, hire personnel who can fill these roles, or use an external consultant?

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