Maintenance Phoenix

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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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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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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Lubrication is the #1 Killer of Equipment Reliability

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

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Why Preventive Maintenance Does Not Work!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Sep 28, 2012 11:50:23 AM

What does this graph tell you? Does this organization have an effective PM Program? NO

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8 Steps to Success in Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Sep 27, 2012 10:33:18 AM

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling are key elements that influence the true success of any organization. Many times we have a planner or planner/scheduler, but do not know how to use him or her effectively or efficiently. When we talk about maintenance planning, we are talking about higher wrench time. At this time of economic uncertainty, a higher wrench time equals lower cost, which results in job security for all. Past studies have shown that most companies do not perform maintenance planning effectively thus impacting negatively work effectiveness, wrench time, equipment uptime, equipment reliability, and cost. If we were “Effective in Maintenance Planning”, it would result in Higher Wrench Time and Higher Equipment Reliability.

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Tags: PdM, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Health, asset integrity, Asset Reliability, Equipment Maintenance Plan, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Excellence, maintenance management, maintenance procedures, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, PM Metric, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, Shut Down Management, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Procedure Based Maintenance - Rethink Maintenance

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 11, 2012 11:44:28 AM

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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Developing procedures, effective procedures, Equipment Issues, human induced failures, Maintenance Managers, maintenance phoenix, Maintenance Planner, maintenance procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Technician, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, World Class Maintenance

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