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.                                 Designing for Reliability

  11. Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

  12. FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

  13. Getting the most from your PM programme

  14. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

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

  16. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  17. How to reduce Stores inventory

  18. Infrastructure Surveys

  19. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  20. Looking after the basics

  21. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  22.                                Make your maintenance software user-friendly

  23. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  24. Managing repairable spares

  25. Managing small maintenance jobs

  26. Managing tools and supplies

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

  28. Measuring reliability

  29. Naming parts

  30. Optimum Maintenance

  31. Organization principles

  32. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  33. Planning check list

  34. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  35. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  36.                                Project responsibilities for Engineering, Maintenance and Operations

  37. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  38. Root cause – a discussion

  39. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  40. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

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

  42. Serialized spare parts

  43. Setting work priorities

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

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

  46. The case for standing work orders

  47. Staying in touch

  48. Successfully implementing changes

  49. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  50. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  51. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  52. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  53. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  54. The role of Maintenance

  55. Two things that affect Maintenance

  56. Union-management relations, and safety

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

  58. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

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

  60. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  61. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  62. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  63. Work order coding

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