Using Governance & Accountability To Improve

How to Drive Performance Improvements in your Organization

Oftentimes, plans and strategies are developed and implemented.  Many times the implementation is handed off and the team left on their own to implement.  And many of the times, the implementation fails or the results are not delivered.

Why is this?  It is because there is a lack of governance and accountability.  These are more than just words.  They are a system, process and a sense of ownership throughout the organization to ensure that the plan is implemented and any roadblocks are dealt with.

What is Governance?

Governance can be […]

What’s Stopping Your Organization from Improving?

A View From the Shop Floor on What is Preventing Improvement

137803138_2585a3df01_mI recently had a very interesting  discussion with a craftsman at a large automotive manufacturer.  During this discussion, he outlined a few of the issues he saw in his plant, and why they weren’t able to overcome them.

The craftsman indicated that he had been reading my previous posts and that it all made sense.  In fact, he stated, ” it is common sense, but we don’t have that here”.

His organization was unable to make the changes in a sustainable manner.   I […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:57-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Change Management, Lean Maintenance, Operator Asset Care, People, Teamwork, Total Productive Maintenance|Comments Off on What’s Stopping Your Organization from Improving?

Ethics In Maintenance? Are You Kidding?

How Ethics Influence The Reliability of The Plant

4776589804_a17de6bb40_mAsk almost any maintenance professional in your operation what they think about ethics.  Chances are the answers will not have anything to do with their job and their role in maintaining equipment.

Ethics play an important role in many professions, such as doctors, engineers, lawyers, etc.   Ethics are not typically thought of in maintenance, but in reality, ethics does have a place in maintenance.   To understand where ethics fit into maintenance, you first have to understand ethics.

What is Ethics?

Ethics is the study of what is […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:59-04:00August 1st, 2016|Organizational Management, People|1 Comment

Who Is Responsible For Reliability? Everyone!

Why Your Operators Need To Be Part Of Your Reliability Program

13422679555_b8d611da50_mYou drive your car (almost) every day, you will immediately notice a new noise, vibration, or feel to the car.  Once you detect this you would report the issue to your mechanic (or if yourself and do the repair), and he would investigate the issue.  The repair would be made and the car returned to you.

This same approach is what should be happening in your plant.  The operators of the plant equipment, operate the equipment every day and know the equipment. […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:59-04:00July 25th, 2016|Organizational Management, People|Comments Off on Who Is Responsible For Reliability? Everyone!

How to Sustain the Culture Change

The key to keeping a culture change from going back

24254846213_6b6950bbbd_mOne of the reasons that culture changes fail to change and stay that way is because there is nothing put in place to sustain it.  When there is no plan to sustain the change, it will be a flavor of the week and revert back to the old ways.  This is the final installment of a series on culture change and if you haven’t already, please go to the first post and start there.

So how do you sustain a change once […]

By |2019-04-19T15:50:02-04:00May 30th, 2016|Change Management, Organizational Management, People|Comments Off on How to Sustain the Culture Change