Articles

                                      Allocating and analyzing downtime

                                      Approving Maintenance expenditures

                                      Asset ID and numbering

                                      Backlogs – their vital importance to Maintenance

                                      Budgets and cost reporting

                                     Closing work orders

                                      Controlling materials returned to Stores

                                    Database management principles

                                     Detailed planning – “thinking through” the job

Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

                                     FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

Getting the most from your PM programme

How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

How is it possible to plan all maintenance work?

How much does a tradesperson really cost?

How to reduce Stores inventory

                                    Infrastructure Surveys

Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

Looking after the basics

Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

Managing Major plant shutdowns

                                     Managing repairable spares

Managing small maintenance jobs

Managing tools and supplies

Measuring Maintenance performance – the hazards in KPI’s

Measuring reliability

Naming parts

Optimum Maintenance

Organization principles

Pareto Power in Maintenance

Planning check list

Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

Preventive maintenance- two kinds

Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

Root cause – a discussion

Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

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

                                     Serialized spare parts

Setting work priorities

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

Spare parts lists – making them really work for you

                                     The case for standing work orders

                                     Staying in touch

Successfully implementing changes

The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

The high cost of restrictive work practices

The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

The Operations/Maintenance relationship

The purpose of Maintenance Management

The role of Maintenance

Two things that affect Maintenance

Union-management relations, and safety

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

What parts should be in your Maintenance Stores and why?

Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

Why charge to work orders? There are options

Work order coding

The “Zero stock” catalogue and its power