Maintenance

Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 4)

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 4)

In this column, I continue discussing the systems and practices that indicate to me that a mill is "world class." To evaluate how far your mill has to go to achieve this designation, I would suggest reading this column with a group of operations and maintenance employees that includes both management and craftspeople.

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 3)

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 3)

In this column, I continue discussing the systems and practices that indicate to me that a mill is "world class." To evaluate how far your mill has to go to achieve this ...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 2)

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 2)

In this column, I continue discussing the systems and practices that indicate to me that a mill is "world-class." To evaluate how far your mill has to go to achieve this ...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 1)

What Constitutes World-Class Reliability and Maintenance? (part 1)

I have received many calls asking, "How can you tell if an organization is a world class reliability and maintenance organization or not?"

How well the systems and practic...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Plan a Clear Path to Reliability Improvements

Plan a Clear Path to Reliability Improvements

The term reliability was discussed in my last column. I argued that maintenance should be responsible primarily for "equipment reliability" and work in a close partnershi...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Leaders in Maintenance, Part 2

Leaders in Maintenance, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on maintenance leadership, I explored two points:

  1. Maintenance leaders need to know what to lead toward in order to become effective leaders.
  2. The lead...
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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Leaders in maintenance: A good idea, perhaps?

Leaders in maintenance: A good idea, perhaps?

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked what he thought of Western civilization. He replied that he thought it would be a good idea. The same thought comes to mind when considering...

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Prevent industrial manufacturing accidents with proper waste removal methods

Prevent industrial manufacturing accidents with proper waste removal methods

Workplace injuries such as slips, trips and falls spiked 10 percent to 793 in 2014 from 724 in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatal injuries in t...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

When bearings wear

When bearings wear

It's a fact of life that all bearings, even the most highly engineered, will eventually wear and require either repair or replacement. This article explores the options f...

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