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.                              Daily scheduling

  10. Detailed planning – “thinking through” the job

  11.                               Designing for Reliability

  12. Equipment criticality ratings – are they of value?

  13. FindIt – Parts and equipment number search tool

  14.                              Fix the dreaded “Weekly Scheduling Meeting” 

  15. Getting the most from your PM programme

  16. How effective is PM in reducing downtime?

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

  18. How much does a tradesperson really cost?

  19. How to reduce Stores inventory

  20. Infrastructure Surveys

  21. Institutional vs Industrial maintenance

  22. Looking after the basics

  23. Maintenance business processes and position descriptions

  24.                             Maintenance database design, from first principles

  25.                              Make your maintenance software user-friendly

  26. Managing Major plant shutdowns

  27. Managing repairable spares

  28. Managing small maintenance jobs

  29. Managing tools and supplies

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

  31. Measuring reliability

  32. Naming parts

  33. Optimum Maintenance

  34. Organization principles

  35. Pareto Power in Maintenance

  36. Planning check list

  37. Planning and Scheduling – What are they?

  38. Preventive maintenance- two kinds

  39.                             Project responsibilities for Engineering, Maintenance and Operations

  40. Reducing the risk of unspared critical components

  41. Root cause – a discussion

  42.                                Schedule compliance – is it a good KPI?

  43. Scheduling – Spread sheets or critical-path software

  44. Scheduling – why is it so difficult?

  45.                               Scheduling Maintenance work – a practical tool

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

  47. Serialized spare parts

  48. Setting work priorities

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

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

  51. The case for standing work orders

  52. Staying in touch

  53. Successfully implementing changes

  54. The danger of ignoring “hidden costs”

  55. The high cost of restrictive work practices

  56. The Maintenance Cost-Reduction Conundrum

  57. The Operations/Maintenance relationship

  58. The purpose of Maintenance Management

  59. The role of Maintenance

  60. Two things that affect Maintenance

  61. Union-management relations, and safety

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

  63. What is the role of a Maintenance Storeroom?

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

  65. Who makes a good Maintenance Manager?

  66. Why bother to measure Maintenance costs?

  67. Why charge to work orders? There are options

  68. Work order coding

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