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

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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Tags: Maintenance Planning, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Reliability, Developing procedures, effective procedures, maintenance best practices, maintenance management, maintenance planning, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Procedure Based Maintenance

In Order to Succeed at Increasing Uptime... You Have to Believe You Can!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Apr 20, 2014 9:55:49 AM

We sit down for our weekly maintenance scheduling meeting and present our operations counterparts with a schedule that requires 4 hours of downtime in the middle of the week. They immediately start horse-trading and ask questions like “can you do it in 3 hours?” or “can’t we just skip it this week?” Why do they ask such questions? It is because they do not really believe that these proactive maintenance tasks are necessary; they don’t believe that they add any value.

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Tags: Predictive Maintenance, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Evaluate PM, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, maintenance procedures, Preventive, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance

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