May 24, 2019, 10:09 pm

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Reliability in Supply - 4 Things Supply Can Do to Assure Asset Reliability

Monday, 27 November 2017 10:30

The function of Supply in procuring and warehousing of spares, are vital cogs in the machine that keep assets operating reliably. Yet often their role assuring this reliability is often not properly considered. Being at the tail end of the operational chain, Supply can often bear the brunt of poor decisions that were made by asset designers, or during asset operations and maintenance – the net result of which may be a tradesperson turning up at the warehouse counter with a broken part saying, “I don’t know what it is, but I need one of these, now!”

 

Reliability in Maintenance

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:23

In this article, we will explore four key ways in which Maintainers and Maintenance Management can impact on equipment reliability, and offer some practical suggestions for how they may be able to assure, and improve reliability through better maintenance. This is the fourth article in a series of eight articles on Reliability Improvement.

 

Reliability in Operations

Monday, 29 May 2017 11:52

In this article, we will explore some of the key ways in which Operators and Operations Management can impact on equipment reliability, and offer some practical suggestions for how they may be able to assure, and improve Reliability in Operations. This is the third article in a series of eight articles on Reliability Improvement.

 

5 Tips for a Better Asset Register

Monday, 22 May 2017 13:29

An organisation’s asset register is the foundation on which its Asset Information systems are built.  Dodgy foundations mean a rickety building.  Here are 5 tips to make sure your Asset Register is rock solid. 

 

Design for Reliability

Friday, 12 May 2017 15:23

In the previous article in this series we offered the view that assuring equipment reliability is a critical business activity, with potentially serious safety, environmental and economic consequences if it is not achieved.  We also expressed the opinion that reliability is everybody’s responsibility.  However, this view is only useful if clear accountabilities are established for reliability in each stage of the asset lifecycle.  Otherwise we potentially fall into the trap (often expressed in notices in communal lunchrooms) of the story of four people, named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody:

 

Reliability is Everybody’s Responsibility

Monday, 13 March 2017 16:04

As pilot-in-command, James finished his routine scan of his instruments and then sat back.  It was a beautiful day for flying; clear, cloudless skies and no turbulence.  So far, it had been an uneventful flight, they had departed on time, with an almost-full aircraft – 237 passengers and a full complement of 10 cabin crew. They were expected to reach their destination slightly ahead of schedule. James looked out of the window to see the crinkled coastline slowly passing underneath them, 40,000 feet below. Even though he had thousands of hours of flying experience, and had flown this route dozens of times before, he never grew tired of that spectacular view.

 

Making Preventive Maintenance A Living Program

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:46

Often, we see organisations embark on large-scale Preventive Maintenance program improvement projects (and sometimes even finish them!) using Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) or PM Optimisation (PMO) processes, and then ignore their ongoing refinement for several years (or more).

 

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