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.                                 Fix the dreaded “Weekly Scheduling Meeting” 

  14. Getting the most from your PM programme

  15. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

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

  17. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  18. How to reduce Stores inventory

  19. Infrastructure Surveys

  20. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  21. Looking after the basics

  22. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  23.                                Make your maintenance software user-friendly

  24. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  25. Managing repairable spares

  26. Managing small maintenance jobs

  27. Managing tools and supplies

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

  29. Measuring reliability

  30. Naming parts

  31. Optimum Maintenance

  32. Organization principles

  33. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  34. Planning check list

  35. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  36. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  37.                                Project responsibilities for Engineering, Maintenance and Operations

  38. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  39. Root cause – a discussion

  40. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  41. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

  42.                                  Scheduling Maintenance work – a practical tool

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

  44. Serialized spare parts

  45. Setting work priorities

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

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

  48. The case for standing work orders

  49. Staying in touch

  50. Successfully implementing changes

  51. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  52. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  53. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  54. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  55. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  56. The role of Maintenance

  57. Two things that affect Maintenance

  58. Union-management relations, and safety

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

  60. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

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

  62. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  63. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  64. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  65. Work order coding

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