Can we agree on one thing?   When considering the tasks that we perform on a daily basis as a maintenance organization, there is a one-right way to do them?  I am not saying that I know the answer, but I believe that there is one-right way to rebuild a Goulds HT3196 LTX pump.    I [...]

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When I think back on the shutdowns that I participated early on in my career, I wonder sometimes if we were really trying to excel at our performance, or if we were merely trying to survive?

Some of my fondest memories in my professional life are thinking back to those 2:00 AM stops at [...]

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Great Article on How to Make all of Your Maintenance Employees Stay! Close with a quote like this and you have both my curiosity and my attention.  Great read!   “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase it, we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi

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2 Reasons Why a Maintenance Work Schedule is Important:

Ask any manager working in an industrial setting if the would like to see a weekly work schedule developed and they will of course reply to the affirmative.
Now sit them down and explain the amount of effort and coordination [...]

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Stay Classy!

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 The most basic problem with typical efforts to increase uptime:  we are lying to ourselves. 

We don’t take our proactive maintenance tasks seriously (preventive and predictive maintenance), we don’t really believe that they will work.  We are in a way lying to ourselves about what we expect the outcome to [...]

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Sometimes as the Maintenance Planner we feel responsible for everything and capable of nothing.  It can be a very frustrating and thankless job at times.   I believe that a good portion of this frustration comes from the lack of clarity around expectations.  Where do I fit in? What do they want from me? What can I [...]

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I have just left a small roundtable discussion in Brussels where the topic was overcoming our MRO issues.   In attendance were leaders working in industries as varied as pharmaceutical, discreet manufacturing, marine, as well as food and beverage.  So much insightful discussion, but here is what I left the table with:

Takeaway No. 1:  We [...]

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