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6 steps to build a strong reliability culture at your plant
Leadership Skills

6 steps to build a strong reliability culture at your plant

Joe Kuhn says best-in-class reliability tools are second to the relentless focus on eliminating waste.
What is the right ratio of planners to craftspersons for my manufacturing plant?
Planning and Scheduling

What is the right ratio of planners to craftspersons for my manufacturing plant?

Doc Palmer says the answer depends on factors such as additional duties, multiple crafts, geography, and planner personalities.
Root cause analysis success stories from the field
Planned Maintenance

Root cause analysis success stories from the field

"We saved $7,000 buying 70 bearings that we shouldn’t have had to buy over two years, and lost over a million dollars doing it."
Podcast RCA 101 – When, how, and how often you should conduct root cause analysis
Planned Maintenance

Podcast: RCA 101 – When, how, and how often you should conduct root cause analysis

In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Shon Isenhour and Brian Hronchek from Eruditio explore the importance and function of root cause analysis.
Podcast: Why everyone on the plant floor is drawn to a dumpster fire
Leadership Skills

Podcast: Why everyone on the plant floor is drawn to a dumpster fire

In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, author and YouTuber Joe Kuhn explores how to build a culture that celebrates reliability champions.
What do robots and precision maintenance have in common? The skills gap
Workforce Development

What do robots and precision maintenance have in common? The skills gap

Chief editor Thomas Wilk says bridging the skills gap was a hot topics at two conferences in May.
How defining moments can make or break your maintenance program
Leadership Skills

How defining moments can make or break your maintenance program

Jeff Shiver explains how these moments force you to confront the weaknesses in your current practices.
How to avoid an emergency maintenance culture
Leadership Skills

How to avoid an emergency maintenance culture

Joe Kuhn outlines a step-by-step guide to move from a reactive to planned maintenance culture.
How to plan and schedule reactive work at your plant
Planning and Scheduling

How to plan and schedule reactive work at your plant

Doc Palmer argues that even emergency work can benefit from the support of planners and schedulers.
Motor advancements increase uptime, efficiency, reliability, and performance
Industrial Motors

Motor advancements increase uptime, efficiency, reliability, and performance

Sheila Kennedy outlines recent advancements that improve motors operations and maintenance.
Podcast: The nuts and bolts of a successful failure mode and effects analysis
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Podcast: The nuts and bolts of a successful failure mode and effects analysis

In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Brian Hronchek from Eruditio takes a back-to-basics approach to FMEA planning and execution.
How to build a better failure mode and effects analysis
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

How to build a better failure mode and effects analysis

"You can do an FMEA without criticality, but that just means you're going to be over-maintaining your assets or you're going to be misguided in where you're applying your efforts...
Podcast: FMEA 101 – How to conduct a failure modes and effects analysis at your plant
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Podcast: FMEA 101 – How to conduct a failure modes and effects analysis at your plant

In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Brian Hronchek from Eruditio explores the benefits of conducting an FMEA.
Are you taking the right steps when performing an FMEA?
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Are you taking the right steps when performing an FMEA?

"Everything that we do has to be taken to the next step. Eventually it has to be turned into value for the business, and the value for the business comes when people put their...
Beware of AI-driven maintenance plans filling your CMMS with non-value work
Planned Maintenance

Beware of AI-driven maintenance plans filling your CMMS with non-value work

Jeff Shiver demonstrates how PM checklists generated using AI tools often miss the precision tasks that address your asset’s unique operating context, and can vary between multiple...
Livestream: Latest trends in plant maintenance decision making
Maintenance

Livestream discussion: Latest trends in plant maintenance decision making

View this on-demand webinar on how best to use your maintenance workers to achieve plant goals.
Podcast: How to make time for planned maintenance while keeping production running
Planned Maintenance

Podcast: How to make time for planned maintenance while keeping production running

In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, author and YouTuber Joe Kuhn says don’t wait to start PMs. There is no better time than right now.