Asset Productivity Articles

Our expert staff is well known throughout the industry for its breadth of knowledge gained through years of practical experience. The following articles, written by members of our staff, have been published in industry journals and Web sites.

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  • Similarities of Maintenance Planning and Zoo Keeping

    By Al Emeneker of Life Cycle Engineering
    When was the last time you visited a zoo and enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the exhibits and ‘interfaced’ with the various fauna…

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  • Implementing Reliability Excellence

    By Randy Heisler, CMRP of Life Cycle Engineering
    The first question often asked is: What is Reliability Excellence? The answer to that question is
    found in the rest of this article, but in short, Reliability Excellence…

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  • The Future of Reliability

    By R. Keith Mobley, CMRP of Life Cycle Engineering
    As appeared on www.PlantServices.com

    The dilemma that American companies face and will continue to face during the next five to 10 years is having a poorly educated, unmotivated workforce…

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  • Avoid the Misguided Application of the Maintenance Planner Scheduler

    By Tim Kister of Life Cycle Engineering
    As appeared in Plant Engineering

    If you consider all of the organizations and companies that have maintenance departments, typically only one third of them have the planner/scheduler position in place.

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  • Hillbilly RCM

    As appeared on www.PlantServices.com

    I have always believed that Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a very logical and effective way to approach the development and continuous analysis and effectiveness of reliability programs.

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  • Human Resource Management: The Missing Link to Reliability Excellence

    What part does the Human Resource Department play in the reliability of your facility? In today’s industrial environment, the HR Department is becoming less involved in the areas of recruitment, training, and succession planning of qualified craftsmen…

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  • Manufacturing Approach to Reliability Excellence

    As appeared on www.PlantServices.com
    As a consultant, I have the privilege of working with some of the finest business leaders throughout the world…

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  • Scheduling…Not Just A Maintenance Thing!

    As appeared on www.PlantEngineering.com

    Competitive organizations today have realized the need to make scheduling a formal maintenance work control process, but few are benefiting from a centralized manufacturingscheduling process…

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  • Reliability Isn’t Just About Your Machines, Develop Your Other Assets - the People

    As appeared on www.PlantEngineering.com

    With all the various maintenance training opportunities and our limited budgets, how do we insure it is a worthy investment of our time and money…

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  • Tactical versus Strategic Measures

    By Keith Mobley, CMRP of Life Cycle Engineering
    As appeared in Mr. Mobley’s regular column “Boiler Room” in Plant Services

    I’m always amazed by companies, even those operating at a deep loss, that are convinced their major problems can be solved without professional help…

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  • Senior Management Commitment

    By Fred Dunbrack, CMRP of Life Cycle Engineering
    Senior management commitment is required for any initiative to be successful. Simply stated, without their commitment or demonstrated leadership, initiatives stall, fall substantially short of the expectation or just plain fail…

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  • Find the Root Cause of Success

    As appeared in Maintenance Technology

    When report cards make their way home from school, some make the trip faster than others depending on their contents…

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  • Three Waves to Reliability Excellence

    Three Waves to Reliability Excellence® (Rx) is a proven methodology for implementing a global improvement strategy in large multinational manufacturing organizations…

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  • Implementing and Achieving Rx

    By Randy Heisler, CMRP of Life Cycle Engineering
    The first question often asked is: What is Reliability Excellence? The answer to that question is found in the rest of this article, but in short, Reliability Excellence is…

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  • The True Cost of Maintenance

    The increasingly expanding practice of outsourcing (sending jobs offshore) manufacturing operations has created an even greater than normal need to identify and reduce American industries’ costs of manufacturing…

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  • Measuring Reliability

    Reliability of capital equipment is critical to the success of any manufacturing operation, mobile fleet, facility operation or any combination thereof…

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