Maintenance Phoenix

Common Traps in Your Proactive Maintenance Plans

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 2, 2015 1:49:45 PM

Introduction

Let’s face it. Often times, our proactive maintenance strategies are a mess (I decided to just get that out there in the first sentence and not try to dance around the issue). Show of virtual hands, Thumbs Up if you feel that your proactive maintenance plan is the right one for you – one that produces real results and is streamlined and efficient. Thumbs Down if you feel that this program is a paper-tiger, eats up far too many valuable resources, does not provide the value that we really need, and is one of your most significant opportunities for improvement. If you voted Thumbs Up, this article is probably not for you. If you voted Thumbs Down, please read on.

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Tags: PdM, Uncategorized, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, asset management, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, Maintenance Function, Maintenance KPIs, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, optimal asset reliability, PM Metric, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, reactive maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Processes

10 Questions for Successful Shutdown Managers

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Aug 19, 2014 7:39:10 AM

It may be hard to believe, but the success or failure of your shutdown (outage, turnaround) is determined long before you shut down the equipment and begin the event. While many treat the shutdown as a marathon event that must be survived, the insightful among us know that it is the actions that occur in the t-12 months, t-6 months, t-2 weeks, and even t+2 weeks time frames that really determine the success or failure of our efforts.

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Tags: Uncategorized, Maintenance Planning, critical path, Excellence in Maintenance, gantt chart, maintenance planning, Maintenance Scheduling, Manpower Estimation, outages, Planning, Shut Down Management, shutdown, turnaround

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

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

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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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, P-F Curve, PdM, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Reliability, best practices training, breakthrough in performance, Developing procedures, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Excellence in Maintenance, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Excellence, maintenance management, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Planner, maintenance planning, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Proactive Maintenance, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

10% Rule of Preventive Maintenance

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

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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, Reliability, Asset Failure, Maintenance, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, 10% Rule of PM, asset reliability, Alcoa Mt Holly, Alumax Mt Holly, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Capacity Assurance, Developing procedures, Enhanced sensory PM, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, failure mitigation, Failure Reporting, FRACAS, John Day, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Function, Maintenance KPIs, maintenance management, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, maintenance research, Maintenance Technician, Mean time between failure, PM Inspection, PM Metric, PM Optimization, PMO, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, Quantitative PM, 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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Tags: Lean Six Sigma, Maintenance, PM, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, Alcoa Mt Holly, Asset Health, asset integrity, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Capacity Assurance, Change Management, continuous improvement, Excellence in Maintenance, humility, known best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Excellence, maintenance leader, maintenance management, maintenance manager, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, maintenance supervisor, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, Production Management, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Achieve Breakthrough Performance Today - Optimize Production Capacity

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Apr 23, 2013 5:31:01 AM

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Tags: P-F Curve, Lean Six Sigma, asset reliability, Asset Health, asset integrity, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, breakthrough in performance, Capacity Assurance, capacity assurance, Equipment Issues, Excellence in Maintenance, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, Nowlan and Heap, Plant Manager, Proactive Maintenance, Production Management, production optimization, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Processes, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

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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Tags: P-F Curve, PdM, RCM, Reactive Maintenance, Failure Mode, Failure Modes, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, best practices training, Corrective procedures, Developing procedures, effective procedures, Equipment Failures, Equipment Issues, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Evaluate PM, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, Failure Reporting, FRACAS, hydraulic maintenance, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Excellence, Maintenance Function, maintenance manager, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, maintenance procedures, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Nowlan and Heap, Optimize PM, Pdm Strategy, PF Curve, PM Metric, PM procedures, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, procedure based maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, reliability training, Ricky Smith, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

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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Tags: lubrication, Maintenance Supervisor, Lubrication, Maintenance Strategy, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Health, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, best maintenance practices, best practices training, Developing procedures, effective procedures, Equipment Issues, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Evaluate PM, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, hydraulic maintenance, known best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Technician, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

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