Maintenance Phoenix

The Weekly Scheduling Meeting: Our Best Chance to get it Right

Posted by Mike Gehloff on May 28, 2015 9:54:26 AM

Introduction

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Tags: Uncategorized, Maintenance Maturity, maintenance planning, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Planning, Scheduling Meeting, scheduling meeting, Shut Down Management, Time Management

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

Did we win? How to Measure the Effectiveness of a Shutdown

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 3, 2014 9:45:09 PM

When I think back on the shutdowns that I participated early on in my career, I wonder sometimes if we were really trying to excel at our performance, or if we were merely trying to survive?

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Tags: asset reliability, asset management, Maintenance Scheduling, Shut Down Management

Your Shutdown Success is Pre-Determined

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 4, 2013 1:46:24 PM

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Tags: lubrication, PdM, Uncategorized, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Asset Health, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance KPIs, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Ricky Smith, Shut Down Management, shutdown management, World Class Maintenance

Lubrication is the #1 Killer of Equipment Reliability

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

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Tags: lubrication, Maintenance Supervisor, PdM, Reliability, Uncategorized, Lubrication, Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Health, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Developing procedures, Equipment Issues, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Evaluate PM, evaluating lubrication, lubrication excellence, Lubrication Program, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Excellence, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Planner, maintenance procedures, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Technician, PM Maturity Matrix, PM Metric, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, Ricky Smith, Shut Down Management, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

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

How to Eliminate Equipment Failures?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Sep 27, 2012 10:08:30 AM

You’ve gotten buy-in from the boss by showing him how much money the organization can make from a good FRACAS. He said, “Great idea! Now go make it happen.” How many new ideas have you seen come and go in your organization? I have seen many through my career and I am sure you have as well. FRACAS is something that must be sustainable because it is the continuous improvement process for your Maintenance Strategies for each piece of equipment. In this chapter, we are going to offer you a phased approach to success, one step at a time.

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What is the True Root Cause of Reactive Maintenance?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jul 14, 2012 9:21:03 AM

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