Focus on Reliability

I Just Can’t Get Buy In (Part 2)

Change Management - People and ProcessesIn the first blog entitled ‘I Just Can’t Get Buy In’ we concluded that when we find ourselves in a situation where Change hasn’t gone the way we wanted, we have no option but to trace the steps back and find out where the initiative went off track. In the example, we used which involved moving from one on one shift communications to computer recorded, it was that some employees had English as a second language. Quite often it is not something as drastic as that but no matter what the reason for the sidetrack it is only recognized after a failure. This approach is very much like employing Reactive Maintenance as your maintenance strategy – we wait until something fails and do whatever we need to fix it.

Topics: Maintenance Management Training Maintenance and Reliability Maintenance training

Advancing the Crafts

For many organizations, finding qualified maintenance technicians is a real challenge. While not a new problem, it is becoming much more pronounced depending on their level of pay and geographical location. More companies are looking internally with the intent of developing their own workforce to take on new responsibilities.

Topics: Training

Trading Places - Maintenance Skills replaced by YouTube?

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Why is it that we find a the last names Wainwright, Cooper, and a Fletcher in telephone directory listings today? Will it be long before we see the last name Millwright there? For those who are wondering what I’m talking about I’ll explain – a Wainwright was a skilled builder of wagons, a Cooper skillfully made barrels. An arrow only flew true because they were made by the highly skilled Fletcher. So before they became surnames, they were skilled trades that have all but disappeared. So why do I suggest that Millwright may go the way of the Dodo?

Topics: Maintenance Management Training maintenance skills maintenance skills training

Focus on Reliability | Best Practices | Continuous Improvement

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Another guest post from Trent Phillips.

Topics: Maintenance Management Training Organization Leadership and Supervision

It's that time of year!

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Yes it's that time of year - no I don't mean Thanksgiving or Macy's Parade - not even Christmas or New Years ! What I'm talking about is getting the maintenance plan and budget ready for next year. What are you going to base the plan and budget on? Will it be last year plus 2% or what you think you can get past the finance department?

Topics: Training