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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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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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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Simple Explanation of the P-F Interval

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2013 8:21:12 AM

The P-F Interval Made Simple

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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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10% Rule of Preventive Maintenance

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

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Attributes for the Best Maintenance and Reliability Managers

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