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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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling? With all of these Emergencies?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on May 7, 2014 3:20:02 AM

2 Reasons Why a Maintenance Work Schedule is Important:

Ask any manager working in an industrial setting if the would like to see a weekly work schedule developed and they will of course reply to the affirmative.
Now sit them down and explain the amount of effort and coordination that it will take to achieve this and most will run for the hills as if  both the Hatfields and McCoys are chasing them.

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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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Why Do You Need Effective, Repeatable Procedures?

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

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Should maintenance procedures be a requirement for all critical maintenance work?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Aug 5, 2013 11:58:58 AM

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Day in the life of a Proactive Maintenance Planner

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jul 2, 2013 4:57:41 AM

 

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10% Rule of Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 7, 2013 11:45:03 AM

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PM Procedures without Effective Repair/Restoration Procedures is Insanity!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 22, 2013 6:02:57 AM

"PM Procedures are not Built to Stand Alone - Without Effective Replacement / Restoration Procedures Failures will Continue"

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Honest Feedback on Maintenance Issues from Maintenance Techs

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 14, 2013 6:51:15 AM

You must read this email I received recently, it is a wonderful incite into the problems most Maintenance Managers Face based on Maintenance Technician Feedback

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Lubrication is the #1 Killer of Equipment Reliability

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Oct 31, 2012 12:28:05 PM

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