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Equipment Criticality Analysis – is it a Waste of Time?

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 11:24

One of the “sacred cows” of Maintenance and Asset Management that is rarely questioned is the belief that it is essential for organisations to identify “critical” assets.  While this may be true, the reality is that most organisations do this extremely poorly, and the effort that they put into doing “Equipment Criticality Assessment” is mostly completely wasted.  Let’s examine this proposition, and the reasons why it may be true.


5 Keys to Lean Maintenance and Improving Maintenance Productivity - Part 3 - Doing the Work Right

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:42

In this article, we will tackle the second of the 5 keys to Lean Maintenance and Maintenance Productivity Improvement - doing the work right.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

This is the third in a series of articles on improving Maintenance Productivity through the use of Lean Maintenance techniques.


What Does Good Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Look Like?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:27

“Only good work leads to doing more good work” – Michael Bierut


A work management framework consists of, Identifying, Planning, Scheduling, Executing and Completing work.

Anybody and everybody can have this framework within their organisation, however, what are some of the things that need to be considered in each of these process areas to make this framework…good?       


Why most RCM and PMO projects fail!

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:42

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” Elbert Hubbard


At some point in time, many organisations will undertake a review of their maintenance program. The reasons and aims of the review are various but in general they mainly come about as a result of some real and/or perceived deficiencies or excesses in the existing program. The desire is always to produce an optimised program that minimises waste, ie. make sure we are doing the right work at the right time. The ways and means of doing a maintenance program review are varied, however, in all cases the review will require resources, both in personnel (whether internal, external or both) and their time. This use of resources in turn equates to a cost to the business. Optimising your maintenance program will produce benefits, however, these benefits, the return on your investment, will only be realised once the new revised optimised maintenance program has been implemented. 


5 Keys to Lean Maintenance and Improving Maintenance Productivity - Part 2 - Doing the Right Work

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 10:42

In the first in this series of articles, we discussed the benefits that leading organisations enjoy when they have high levels of maintenance productivity, and outlined five ways in which maintenance productivity may be improved.  These were:

  1. Doing the right work
  2. Doing the work right
  3. Focusing on continuous improvement
  4. Creating an environment for success
  5. Thinking holistically

In this article, we will tackle the first of these 5 keys to Lean Maintenance and Maintenance Productivity Improvement.


Alternative approaches for developing and optimising Preventive Maintenance

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:42

There are a range of alternative approaches available for organisations and individuals to use when developing and optimising Preventive Maintenance programs.  This article discusses some of these approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, and makes some suggestions regarding how you may select the best approach.


RCM PMO and Preventive Maintenance Programs – 4 Key Concepts

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:42

While there are a range of possible approaches that can be used for the development and optimisation of Preventive Maintenance programs – each with their own strengths and weaknesses, here are four core concepts which apply to the development of effective and efficient Preventive Maintenance programs that are valid, no matter what approach you use. 


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