Maintenance Phoenix

Standardization: Good for you but not for me!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 15, 2014 3:47:42 AM

Can we agree on one thing?   When considering the tasks that we perform on a daily basis as a maintenance organization, there is a one-right way to do them?  I am not saying that I know the answer, but I believe that there is one-right way to rebuild a Goulds HT3196 LTX pump.    I believe that there is one-right way to calibrate a Campbell Scientific pH probe.  I would propose that the correct method to perform these tasks is a scientific fact.  Now if you were to ask me who makes better music The Beatles or the Rolling Stones, well then I would of course say The Beatles, but that would be an opinion; open to debate and discussion with no clear answer.

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Tags: Maintenance Planning, asset management, best practices training, breakthrough in performance, Change Management, continuous improvement, Developing procedures, effective procedures, failure elimination, known best practices, maintenance best practices, maintenance planning, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Scheduling, Proactive Maintenance, Time Management

Making All Your Employees Stay

Posted by Mike Gehloff on May 26, 2014 9:31:06 AM

Great Article on How to Make all of Your Maintenance Employees Stay!

Close with a quote like this and you have both my curiosity and my attention.  Great read!
 
"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase it, we can catch excellence." Vince Lombardi

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Tags: best practices training, continuous improvement, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Function, maintenance management, Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Training

The Value of a Single Piece of Paper

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 17, 2014 8:18:47 AM

If I were to offer you a single piece of paper, how much would you be willing to pay me?  How about a single idea?  How about a single idea that would help you solve the most important problem that you faced yesterday, and that would spread like wildfire throughout your organization?  Now I think we might have a deal.

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Tags: Uncategorized, best practices training, continuous improvement, Developing procedures, effective procedures, Excellence in Maintenance, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, maintenance management, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes

Why Do You Need Effective, Repeatable Procedures?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 30, 2014 10:41:41 AM

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Does moving from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance require a Change Management Process

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 5, 2014 8:21:55 AM

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Tags: Reactive Maintenance, Uncategorized, Maintenance Strategy, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Capacity Assurance, Change Management, continuous improvement, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, known best practices, maintenance best practices, maintenance cost, Maintenance Excellence, Maintenance Function, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, optimal asset reliability, optimal reliability, Optimize PM, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, reactive maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, Ricky Smith, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Attributes for the Best Maintenance and Reliability Managers

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Apr 24, 2013 10:51:44 AM

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Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems - Optimize Hydraulic Reliability Today

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 4, 2013 5:12:40 PM

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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, Lubrication, Maintenance Strategy, asset reliability, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, best practices training, continuous improvement, Equipment Failures, Equipment Issues, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Excellence in Maintenance, hydraulic maintenance, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Excellence, Maintenance Managers, maintenance of hydraulics, PM for Hydraulics, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

How to Eliminate Equipment Failures?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Sep 27, 2012 10:08:30 AM

You’ve gotten buy-in from the boss by showing him how much money the organization can make from a good FRACAS. He said, “Great idea! Now go make it happen.” How many new ideas have you seen come and go in your organization? I have seen many through my career and I am sure you have as well. FRACAS is something that must be sustainable because it is the continuous improvement process for your Maintenance Strategies for each piece of equipment. In this chapter, we are going to offer you a phased approach to success, one step at a time.

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