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principles of maintenance

Jun 18 2020

Reliability Centered Maintenance: 9 Principles of a Modern Preventive Maintenance Program

In this article, I provide a brief history of the development of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). And from there we explore 9 Principles of a Modern Preventive Maintenance Program. As for maintenance & reliability practitioner, you should know these principles and live by them. Fix it when it breaks For most of human history, we’ve…
teacher pointing to whiteboard of planning and scheduling principles

Dec 10 2017

How to Sell Planning and Scheduling to Your CEO

Many implementations of Planning & Scheduling fail. Often because senior management was never on board to begin with. In this article I'll show you how to fix that. I'll show you how to sell planning & scheduling to your CEO. And in such a way that he actually wants you to implement it successfully. I'll talk about your 'CEO', but it could also be your Plant Manager that you need to convince.
Work together

Dec 8 2018

CMMS: Your most valuable tool in paving the way to reliability

There are a number of different routes an organization can take on their journey to reliability. Depending on where you’re starting from, you may need to focus time and effort on setting up a reliability-friendly culture with the right guiding principles and best practices. Conversely, a different organization may want to concentrate on using data…
Why are we so bad at maintenance

Dec 23 2017

Why Are We So Bad At Maintenance Management?

Maintenance performance across the world is pretty poor, no matter what industry or country you look at. What makes this worse is that the principles of modern maintenance management were pretty much defined and documented by the late 1980’s if not earlier. So why, after knowing what to do for 30 to 50 years, why do so few organisations achieve excellent maintenance performance?
Fail without planning & scheduling

Nov 22 2017

Without Maintenance Planning and Scheduling You Will Fail

Planning & Scheduling is one of the 4 Essential Elements on the Road to Reliability™. Planning & scheduling or work management as it’s often called, ensures the right work gets done, at the right time, with the right tools, materials and people. Without an effective planning & scheduling process you’ll never achieve high reliability.
implement planning and scheduling

Dec 12 2017

How To Implement Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Most organisations that implement maintenance planning & scheduling do not achieve the long-term results they expected. Often the improvements don’t last, even when the initial implementation seemed successful. But, it doesn't have to be like that.

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