Operations & Maintenance Archive

10 Ways to Reduce Reactive Maintenance
by John Reeve

A Driving Lesson for Operations and Maintenance
by Torbjorn Idhammar

Asset and Maintenance Managers: Key Decision Makers
by Moritz von Plate

Back to Basics for True Operational Excellence
by Amin Elsherif

Beginning a Maintenance and Operations Partnership
by Torbjorn Idhammar

Belt Failures Tear Up Profits
by Dr. Dariusz Mazurkiewicz

Can Maintenance and Operations Coexist? A Radical Process Change Story
by Rex Gallaher

Certification & Job Performance
by Heinz P. Bloch

Cleanliness is Indicative of Quality
by Chris Felix

Contamination Control Can Reduce Costs
by Dingo

Contractor Management Controls
from reliabilityweb.com

Cost of Unreliability
by H. Paul Barringer

Costs, Benefits and Projecting Project Payback
by Andrew Gager

Did you Review Your Last Shutdown/Turnaround?
by Owe Forsberg

Do We Really Want to Be Proactive?
by John Crossan

Effective Benchmarking in Pursuit of Better Maintenance Operations
by David Berger

E-Mail: The Most Used and Least Effective Communications Tool
by Robert M. Williamson

Energy Optimization
by Cassie Quaintance

Focus on Results and Change the Culture Along the Way
by Robert M. Williamson

Four on the Floor: Training Strategies – Many Paths, One Goal
by Rick Carter, Executive Editor, Maintenance Technology Magazine

Get Where You Want to Go: Operator-Driven Reliability
from mt-online

Go Execute the Continuous Improvement Plan!
by Beau Groover

How to Build Your ISO 55001 Asset Management System Quickly and make ISO 55001 Certification Easy
from Lifetime Reliability Solutions (PDF: 1.6MB)

How to Make TPM Everyone’s Priority
by John Auskamp

Is Your Plant Organization Ship Shape?
by Rex Gallagher

Job Quality Over Quantity
by Mike Collins, www.impomag.com

Kinda, Sorta Lean… So What Comes Next?
by David R. Dixon of Technical Change Associates

Maintenance Cost and Estimated Replacement Value
by Torbjorn Idhammar

Manufacturing Operations Management
by Mark Sutcliffe, www.impomag.com

MRC Bearings’ TPM Journey: From Totally Painted Machines to Taking Pride in Our Machines
from Marshall Institute

by Joy Finnegan

Operations Maintenance Coordinator Role (OMC) – Video
by Terry Taylor

Operations + Maintenance = Production – Part 1
by Christer Idhammar

Operations + Maintenance = Production – Part 2
by Christer Idhammar

Operations + Maintenance = Production – Part 3
by Christer Idhammar

Operations + Maintenance = Production – Part 4
by Christer Idhammar

Operations + Maintenance = Production – Part 5
by Christer Idhammar

Operator Driven Reliability- Who Owns Your Mill’s Equipment?
by Chris Hykin, International Paper

Process Improvements: Cutting Costs with OEM Parts
from mt-online.com

Project Planning: Repowering or Replacement: What is the Solution?
by James Youmans, William Frazier, Richard Grieve and Thomas Vivenzio

Reliability Business Case: Conversion Costs
by Mike Shekhtman

Reliability, Resilience and Damage
by Malcolm Hide

Resistance to Change: Meet the ´Tators´
by Tim Goshert, Reliable Plant Magazine

Rethinking the Decision Factory
by Roger Martin, Harvard Business Review

Should You Contract Out Maintenance?
by Torbjörn Idhammar

Systematizing Your Asset Management Operation
by Tracy Smith

The Bad News has Arrived: Your Plant is Undergoing Severe Curtailment/Closure
by Bernie Price

The Financial Benefits of Reliability
by Bruce Hawkins

The Fuzzy Side of Equipment Reliability
by Robert M. Williamson

The Perfect Storm Intensifies
by Bob Williamson, www.mt-online.com

The Pitfalls of Planning & Scheduling
by Alan Warmack

The Power of Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
by Malcolm Jones, Productivity Europe

The Top 10 Improvements to Pursue in Your MRO Spare Parts Program
by Doug Hart

TPM Concept and Implementation Approach
by Sorabh Gupta, P.C. Tewari and Avadhesh Kumar Sharma
(PDF: 1 MB)

TPM – I Bet an Operator Can Do This
by Torbjorn Idhammar and Michael Lippig

Using Performance and Development to Sustain Performance Improvements
by Stephen Francis

Workforce Development
by Ramesh Gulati and Bill Hall

“Wrench Time” – Why the “FEAR” to Measure Maintenance Productivity?
by José Wagner Braidotti Jr.

Writing a Set of Seal Specifications
from www.mcnallyinstitute.com