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Maintenance vs Operations

October 20, 2014

The maintenance department and the operation side of a business are often disconnected. While both groups significantly impact an organization and its success, more often than not the two departments…

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How Does Culture Impact Your Maintenance Department?

October 20, 2014

“A culture is made — or destroyed — by its articulate voices.” —Ayn Rand. The above quote holds true in any environment, including maintenance departments. Creating a positive culture encourages…

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Zero Equipment Failure —Fact or Fiction?

October 6, 2014

Is zero equipment failure fact or fiction?  Although it is the ultimate goal in many maintenance departments, many question if it is really an achievable goal. After discussing the topic…

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Is Your Maintenance Strategy Based on Criticality?

September 29, 2014

Picture this: your maintenance team has a full schedule of preventive maintenance tasks to complete this week. Unfortunately, almost half the team is out sick with a nasty flu bug,…

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Top 5 Secrets to a Successful Maintenance Department

September 15, 2014

Secrets: they’re mystical, magical, and are powerful marketing tools. Many successful companies and their products have secrets; whether it is a secret ingredient, a secret weapon, or is the answer…

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What is Condition-Based Maintenance Strategy?

September 8, 2014

Condition-based (CBM) maintenance strategy is based on the simple principle of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In other words, a CBM strategy is based on the idea of…

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Success with Key Performance Indicators [KPI’s]

September 1, 2014

Key Performance Indicators [KPI’s] are meant to help define goals and measure the progress of achieving those goals. Maintenance managers are always searching for ways to improve their department, and…

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Leadership: The Building Block of a Successful Maintenance Department

August 25, 2014

A strong leader cannot reach their goals alone. They must build a team and work side-by-side with the group making sure everyone knows the expectations and the final goal they…

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Maintenance: Best and Worst Practices

August 18, 2014

What to Start, and Stop, in Your Maintenance Department A maintenance department can experience unexpected battles, resulting in an upsetting loss or a well-earned victory.  The practices and values that…

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Top 4 Maintenance Manager Obstacles

August 11, 2014

There is always room for improvement and I’ll wager if you ask most maintenance professionals they will, without hesitation, agree that their operation isn’t an exception. Every organization is different,…

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