October 2, 2020, 5:41 am

Articles - Maintenance Management

4 Traits of an Excellent Maintenance Team

Written by Glenn Whitfield.   

We often hear companies say that people are their best asset.  Those same companies have often invested a significant amount of resources in their maintenance information systems.  Yet many of those companies are not seeing the desired results in terms of production, cost, availability and reliability.  Why is it that the sum of good people and good systems does not always produce good performance?

 

10 Foundations of Work Management

Written by Glenn Whitfield.   

Work Management sits at the heart of any good asset management system.  If it is not functioning correctly then the other systems that interface with it will not work efficiently either.  There are foundational aspects of work management that you must get right.  They are universal and they are critical to your ability to improve.

 

Maintenance Supervisors – Driving Safety, Effectiveness & Efficiency

Written by Scott Yates.   

Maintenance Supervisors are key players in the safe, effective and efficient execution of maintenance, but we see shortfalls in their performance in many organisations. In this article, we would like to explore in depth the role of these individuals as well as some practical tips on how they can fill this role effectively. Our intent is to help you identify and eliminate issues that may be causing high maintenance costs, low production or, worst of all, safety issues in your organisation.

 

5 tips for more effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Written by Jeff Stone.   

5 tips for more effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling will deliver a safer and more cost effective work environment for asset-intensive businesses.

 

Current Use of Predictive Analytics in Asset Management

Written by Lindsay Wright.   

Predictive Analytics in Asset Management ArticleHow is Predictive Analytics currently used with regards to Asset Management? Are there benefits to be gained?

In this article, we will look at Predictive Analytics, its current application in asset management, possible benefits to be gained and success factors for implementation.

 

5 Questions to Ask Before You Adjust the Frequency of Your Shutdowns

Written by Sandy Dunn.   

5 Questions to Ask Before You Adjust the Frequency of Your Shutdowns article

Plant Shutdowns are necessary when maintenance work is required and the plant cannot be running while that work is being performed. Total Plant Shutdowns can be very large and expensive events and, in a downturn such as is currently being experienced in the mining, mineral processing, oil & gas sectors are often the focus of cost reduction opportunities. At face value, it can appear that there is significant money to be saved by increasing the time interval between shutdowns.  The rationale is generally this:

 

Maintenance KPI’s – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Maintenance KPIs – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Why KPIsa green KPI is not the end goal image

The theory and context behind KPIs is well established, a quick internet search leads to pages of results.  Debates ensue over what is a KPI, what is a Metric, who should set KPIs and based on what, when and how they should be reviewed, the balance between leading and lagging indicators, the list goes on.  But in general a KPI is defined as:

 

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