Articles

  1. Allocating and analyzing downtime

  2. Approving Maintenance expenditures

  3. Asset ID and numbering

  4. Backlogs – their vital importance to Maintenance

  5. Budgets and cost reporting

  6. Closing work orders

  7. Controlling materials returned to Stores

  8. Database management principles

  9.                                 Daily scheduling

  10. Detailed planning – “thinking through” the job

  11.                                 Designing for Reliability

  12. Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

  13. FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

  14.                                 Fix the dreaded “Weekly Scheduling Meeting” 

  15. Getting the most from your PM programme

  16. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

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

  18. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  19. How to reduce Stores inventory

  20. Infrastructure Surveys

  21. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  22. Looking after the basics

  23. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  24.                                Make your maintenance software user-friendly

  25. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  26. Managing repairable spares

  27. Managing small maintenance jobs

  28. Managing tools and supplies

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

  30. Measuring reliability

  31. Naming parts

  32. Optimum Maintenance

  33. Organization principles

  34. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  35. Planning check list

  36. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  37. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  38.                                Project responsibilities for Engineering, Maintenance and Operations

  39. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  40. Root cause – a discussion

  41. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  42. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

  43.                                  Scheduling Maintenance work – a practical tool

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

  45. Serialized spare parts

  46. Setting work priorities

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

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

  49. The case for standing work orders

  50. Staying in touch

  51. Successfully implementing changes

  52. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  53. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  54. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  55. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  56. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  57. The role of Maintenance

  58. Two things that affect Maintenance

  59. Union-management relations, and safety

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

  61. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

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

  63. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  64. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  65. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  66. Work order coding

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