Articles

  1. Allocating and analyzing downtime

  2.                            Always check your work

  3. Approving Maintenance expenditures

  4. Asset ID and numbering

  5. Backlogs – their vital importance to Maintenance

  6. Budgets and cost reporting

  7. Closing work orders

  8. Controlling materials returned to Stores

  9. Database management principles

  10.                            Daily scheduling

  11. Detailed planning – “thinking through” the job

  12.                            Designing for Reliability

  13. Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

  14. FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

  15.                            Fix the dreaded “Weekly Scheduling Meeting” 

  16. Getting the most from your PM programme

  17. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

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

  19. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  20. How to reduce Stores inventory

  21. Infrastructure Surveys

  22. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  23. Looking after the basics

  24. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  25.                            Maintenance database design, from first principles

  26.                            Make your maintenance software user-friendly

  27. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  28. Managing repairable spares

  29. Managing small maintenance jobs

  30. Managing tools and supplies

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

  32. Measuring reliability

  33. Naming parts

  34. Optimum Maintenance

  35. Organization principles

  36. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  37. Planning check list

  38. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  39. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  40.                            Project responsibilities for Engineering, Maintenance and Operations

  41. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  42. Root cause – a discussion

  43.                            Schedule compliance – is it a good KPI?

  44. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  45. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

  46.                            Scheduling Maintenance work – a practical tool

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

  48. Serialized spare parts

  49. Setting work priorities

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

  51.                            Should you contract your Maintenance work?

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

  53. The case for standing work orders

  54. Staying in touch

  55. Successfully implementing changes

  56. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  57. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  58. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  59. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  60. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  61. The role of Maintenance

  62. Two things that affect Maintenance

  63. Union-management relations, and safety

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

  65. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

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

  67. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  68. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  69. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  70. Work order coding

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