Articles

  1. Allocating and analyzing downtime

  2.                            Always check your work

  3. Approving Maintenance expenditures

  4. Asset ID and numbering

  5. Backlogs – their vital importance to Maintenance

  6. Budgets and cost reporting

  7. Closing work orders

  8. Controlling materials returned to Stores

  9. Database management principles

  10.                            Daily scheduling

  11. Detailed planning – “thinking through” the job

  12.                            Designing for Reliability

  13.                            Don’t blindly trust your Maintenance business processes

  14. Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

  15. FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

  16.                            Fix the dreaded “Weekly Scheduling Meeting” 

  17. Getting the most from your PM programme

  18. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

  19. How is it possible to plan all maintenance work?

  20. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  21.                            How many tradespeople do you really need?

  22. How to reduce Stores inventory

  23. Infrastructure Surveys

  24. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  25. Looking after the basics

  26. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  27.                            Maintenance database design, from first principles

  28.                            Make your maintenance software user-friendly

  29. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  30. Managing repairable spares

  31. Managing small maintenance jobs

  32. Managing tools and supplies

  33. Measuring Maintenance performance – the hazards in KPI’s

  34. Measuring reliability

  35. Naming parts

  36. Optimum Maintenance

  37. Organization principles

  38. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  39. Planning check list

  40. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  41. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  42.                            PM inspection route tips

  43.                            Project responsibilities for Engineering, Maintenance and Operations

  44. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  45. Root cause – a discussion

  46.                            Root Cause Analysis of complex systems

  47.                            Schedule compliance – is it a good KPI?

  48. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  49. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

  50.                            Scheduling Maintenance work – a practical tool

  51. Selecting and using a maintenance computer system (CMMS) – Five parts

  52. Serialized spare parts

  53. Setting work priorities

  54. Shop repairs and fabrications – do they support your reliability goals?

  55.                            Should you contract your Maintenance work?

  56. Spare parts lists – making them really work for you

  57. The case for standing work orders

  58. Staying in touch

  59.                           Strengthen the Operations/Maintenance Partnership

  60. Successfully implementing changes

  61. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  62. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  63. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  64. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  65. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  66. The role of Maintenance

  67.                            Tips for maintenance computer system implementation and improvement

  68. Two things that affect Maintenance

  69. Union-management relations, and safety

  70. What is “Maintenance” and how much does it cost?

  71. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

  72. What parts should be in your Maintenance Stores and why?

  73. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  74. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  75. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  76. Work order coding

  77.                            The “Zero-stock” catalogue and its power