Cats are smart. That's a commonly held belief by many, especially those who live with them. Scrappy and Princess, our two feline housemates, each forked out the $18 fee and aced the Mensa Home Test (https://www.us.mensa.org/join/mht/), but neither has managed to pass the supervised admission test, mostly because curiosity always...
Nowhere does the old saying about draining the swamp when you have alligators nipping at your tail apply more intensely than it does in maintenance. Moreover, most of us in maintenance value that intensity and try to bring it to our work.
Few things are worth a 20-year wait. A single-malt scotch, yes. French fries at the McDonald's drive-thru, no. Retirement pension, yes. Tickets to see Katy Perry, no. The SMRP annual conference, yes.
Maintenance performance upgrades are becoming common these days. The improvements may come from several directions: Reliability is becoming better understood and respected. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is driving some of the efforts by raising expectations of equipment performance.
After conducting several tours of employers with new technical workers, want to share some suggestions so that more employers do not make the same mistakes I have witnessed. Not sure if you know but I am helping guide some workforce development efforts and working with some carefully screened talent and...
In the quest to FIX-IT FORWARD to develop a pipeline of skilled technicians, we need more to get in the battle and do the face the face in the trenches combat to win young hearts and minds of future generations. "
You might have reactive maintenance zombies if: Your CMMS System is not producing scheduled work. You don't have a Maintenance Planner. You haven't formally trained your workforce. The UPS or Fed-Ex driver has worn tire treads in your loading dock area. Over 60% of your work is unscheduled.
We are about to share some of the latest research and efforts to fight the reactive Maintenance Zombies but first we want to hear from you. What are you doing to move from reactive to planned maintenance? "
This blog is not for everyone. Especially the faint of heart, the self satisfied and the too lazy or too close minded to consider new ideas and approaches. If you are too sensitive to read the unflinching truth about the bad, and the ugly sides of maintenance profession, and steps...
Maintenance zombies are everywhere. Here's one tactic for keeping them out of the CMMS. Set up a CMMS three-pile process.After you have performed, documented, and collected a month's worth of work on your company's critical equipment, set up a Friday-afternoon maintenance staff meeting.