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5 Keys to Lean Maintenance and Improving Maintenance Productivity - Part 1 - Introduction

Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:24

Many companies measure and understand productivity when applied to the creation of the product or delivery of the service they provide – it's the ratio between output and input. This is a measure of the efficiency with which we use scarce resources – we're asking "how much wasted time, energy and material goes into making product X or delivering service Y?"

 

5 Ways to Make Your Maintenance and Reliability Training Fail!

Friday, 07 March 2014 15:02

Relax – we don't want your training to fail, we want it to succeed wildly, delivering significant improvements in maintenance and reliability performance! The truth, however, is that most of the billions of dollars that asset-intensive industries pour into training each year is simply wasted. A commonly quoted estimate is that as much as 85% of all training investment has zero on-the-job impact. So if you want to avoid becoming a statistic, it is worthwhile spending some time thinking about how things go wrong so that you can figure out what to do to make them go right. We've come up with a list of 5 common failings that prevent organisations improving maintenance and reliability performance.

 

Five Things You Need to Know about ISO 55000 Certification

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:42

On January 10 2014, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the ISO5500X suite of Management Standards for Asset Management. Organisations can choose to have their Asset Management systems certified as being compliant with this suite of standards. Here are five key things you need to know about the certification process.

 

Your Guide to ISO 55000 Certification

Monday, 03 February 2014 13:25

This article discusses the process for certification of Asset Management systems against the ISO 55000 suite of standards. It contains information that will be useful for individuals wishing to become ISO 55000 auditors, organisations wishing to become Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), as well as for organisations wishing to have their Asset Management systems assessed against the requirements of ISO 55001.

 

Asset Health and Condition Monitoring: How to Establish a Successful Program - Part 3

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:40

In the second article of this three-part series, we talked about the first two steps to take on the journey to establishing a successful Asset Health Condition monitoring programme.

In this article, the third and final instalment of this series, we will review the final three steps in the five step process.

 

Developing Asset Management Plans

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 10:59

This article looks at arguably the most important documents in any asset management system – the plans that capture the actions to be taken on each asset.

 

Maintenance Plan Development – Template at your Peril

Friday, 30 August 2013 11:51

Many organisations attempt to expedite the development of maintenance plans by using "Maintenance Templates" as an out of the box solution that specifies the maintenance to be performed on an asset based on its category. This process is used on the basis that the use of templates will:

 

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