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Who Owns the Storeroom? Maintenance or Procurement?

Understanding who owns the storeroom processes and stocking strategy

There are two different perspectives on the maintenance storeroom.  These perspectives are on who owns the operation of the storeroom.  Some believe that Maintenance owns the storeroom and the operation of it.  Others believe it is Procurement, or potentially Logistics or Warehousing.  Some organizations require the storerooms to be operated by a consistent group, while others leave it up to the site.

Regardless […]

Striking the Right Balance of Costs

How to Balance the Cost of Maintenance

There is not a single maintenance department that I am aware of that has an unlimited budget.  If you are aware of one, please let me know as I would love to see if it is successful or not.

Since most of us do not have an unlimited maintenance budget, we need to be smart about how we spend our maintenance money.  Therefore there needs to be a balance and well […]

What is In and Out in 2018: The Maintenance and Reliability Edition

Out                                                               In

ISO 55000                                                   No Standard*

Finance driven spare parts*                    Maintenance driven spare parts management

Price based spares                                     Risk-based spares

Managing KPIs      […]

Learn to Speak Finance

The Key To Gaining The Ear Of Your Executives

As a maintenance professional, you spend a lot of time explaining how a proper maintenance & reliability program will improve uptime, safety, etc. But why is it that there is a hard time gaining support for the improvement initiatives? Well, senior executives are focused on how the company is being a measure of performance from the shareholders, financial analysts, or owners. Most of these measures are financial in nature, and while there are others, the primary measures are financial.

So with the senior executives focused […]

By | 2018-01-18T09:23:06+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Business R&M Strategy, Cost Recording|0 Comments

The Importance of Documentation in Precision Maintenance

Why Proper Documentation Will Lead to Sustainable Improvements

Imagine being able to look back and see what settings the equipment was last ran at for a particular SKU. Or being able to look back at the last three alignment inspections and see that slowly the alignment is drifting. What could you do with this type of information? You could perform Root Cause Analysis to see why the alignment is drifting, or trend the drifting to know when it will be out of acceptable tolerances.

Having the right information is critical to making informed decisions […]

By | 2017-12-17T19:58:45+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Data Standards, Equipment Strategy|0 Comments