Critical Mass Duration for Process Outages

Avoid This Surprise When Determining How Long Your Next Process Outage Will Take Continuous processing or manufacturing facilities will occasionally require planned outages to primarily address reliability or maintenance issues.  Due to the high cost of these outages (opportunity and real), careful planning and scheduling practices are used to come up with detailed execution plans […]

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Planning and Scheduling May Be the First Place to Improve Field Productivity

Instead of conducting wrench time or time on tool studies, planning and scheduling may be a better place to start when looking to improve field productivity. Wrench time and time on tool studies measure the amount of time that a technician spends on an activity and focus on waste elimination such as extended breaks or […]

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Why Doesn’t a Great Maintenance Process Equal Great Results?

Becht made an interesting observation on maintenance processes after consulting in several facilities — Some of the best results come from organizations with poor maintenance work processes and some organizations with a great work process have poor results. Why is this? The reason is that maintenance results or maintenance value is dependent on more than […]

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