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. Detailed planning – “thinking through” the job

  10. Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

  11. FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

  12. Getting the most from your PM programme

  13. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

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

  15. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  16. How to reduce Stores inventory

  17. Infrastructure Surveys

  18. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  19. Looking after the basics

  20. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  21. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  22. Managing repairable spares

  23. Managing small maintenance jobs

  24. Managing tools and supplies

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

  26. Measuring reliability

  27. Naming parts

  28. Optimum Maintenance

  29. Organization principles

  30. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  31. Planning check list

  32. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  33. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  34. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  35. Root cause – a discussion

  36. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  37. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

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

  39. Serialized spare parts

  40. Setting work priorities

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

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

  43. The case for standing work orders

  44. Staying in touch

  45. Successfully implementing changes

  46. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  47. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  48. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  49. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  50. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  51. The role of Maintenance

  52. Two things that affect Maintenance

  53. Union-management relations, and safety

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

  55. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

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

  57. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  58. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  59. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  60. Work order coding

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