Standards? We Don’t Need No Stinking Standards

How Your Organization Can Benefit from Standardization

qtq80-zXIPOWImagine if every day you had to relearn a process or use a different CMMS.  Chances are you would get virtually nothing accomplished, leaving your plant operating poorly.   Now we all know that we having to relearn a process every day or using a new CMMS is not practical nor is it rooted in reality (not to be confused with the Rooted in Reliability podcast).  But this type of thing happens more often than you may think.

When people change positions in an organization, the […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:57-04:00October 10th, 2016|Adherence to Standards, Data Standards, Knowledge Management, Standard Work, Succession Planning|Comments Off on Standards? We Don’t Need No Stinking Standards

The Next Step in Your Failure Data

Improve your failure data to improve the speed and accuracy of your failure & reliability analysis.

24254846213_6b6950bbbd_mA few years into your reliability journey, you start to struggle to make the improvements you were able to when you first started.  Why is this?  You were able to systematically eliminate all of the low hanging fruit using the existing data in your CMMS.  But now you have to dig deeper to realize the improvements and that requires better data.

As Fred discussed in the previous post, A Mean Cumulative Failure Analysis can be another powerful tool […]

Using the Maintenance Data You Already Have

Leverage the existing data in your CMMS to make sustainable improvements to your maintenance program

P6080001.JPGLet’s face it, your technicians have been entering data into the CMMS for years, but you haven’t been able to use it to make improvements.  Is it because the data isn’t codified or it doesn’t have the right data points?  Generally, this is how most maintenance managers will view their data, but it is incorrect.  The CMMS does have data that you can use almost immediately.

To what extent you can use it may vary, but it will allow […]

Speaking the Same Maintenance & Reliability Language

The Importance of Understanding the Terms and Definitions of the Maintenance & Reliability Language

4759535950_7bca6684c8_zImagine being asked to discuss a breakdown during a production meeting.  Only you are not aware of a breakdown, but production is claiming there was one and it could have been prevented by some Preventative Maintenance.  You ask what equipment the breakdown was on and check the records.   The records show there was a minor corrective action on the equipment last night, but not a breakdown.

After some discussion, the production manager explains that there was a […]

By |2019-04-19T15:50:06-04:00February 1st, 2016|Capability, Knowledge, People, CMMS, Data Standards, Organizational Management, Teamwork|Comments Off on Speaking the Same Maintenance & Reliability Language

Reaching the Full Potential of Your CMMS

Getting Your Technicians to Use the CMMS as Part of the Daily Routine

4462422147_2fb5915afa_zThe CMMS is often looked at as a tool for planners, engineers and managers, but that is only partially true.  The CMMS is a powerful tool for the technicians as well.  But getting the technicians to use the CMMS can be a difficult journey, and can blow up in your face if is it not rolled out and communicated properly.  As with other best practices, having the technicians use the CMMS is not easy, but by doing […]

By |2019-04-19T15:50:06-04:00January 25th, 2016|CMMS, Roles|Comments Off on Reaching the Full Potential of Your CMMS