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Lean Maintenance: A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency

Javier Girón Blanco, Torsten Dederichs
October 06, 2017

The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the...

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement

Ross Kenneth Kennedy
August 02, 2017

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement explains why the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measure was created and how it should be used. Based on 20 years of hands on experience applying OEE at over 150...

Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R®

Jesus R. Sifonte, James V. Reyes-Picknell
April 07, 2017

Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R® provides an optimized approach to a well-established and highly successful method used for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It makes the original method that was...

The TPM Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

Chris A. Ortiz
January 25, 2016

A companywide approach to improving the effectiveness and longevity of equipment and machines, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a critical component of production line success. The need for a step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve TPM has been filled with the publication of The TPM Playbook...

Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, Third Edition

John D. Campbell, James V. Reyes-Picknell
August 18, 2015

Uptime describes the combination of activities that deliver fewer breakdowns, improved productive capacity, lower costs, and better environmental performance. The bestselling second edition of Uptime has been used as a textbook on maintenance management in several postsecondary institutions and by...

Total Productive Maintenance: Strategies and Implementation Guide

Tina Kanti Agustiady, Elizabeth A. Cudney
June 23, 2015

A systematic approach to improving production and quality systems, total productive maintenance (TPM) involves all employees through a moderate investment in maintenance. Therefore, a successful TPM implementation requires support of all employees from C-level on down. Total Productive Maintenance:...

Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing: Real-World Applications of Lean Productivity

Daniel L. Ferguson
January 25, 2013

W. Edwards Deming’s central premise was that improvements in product quality would increase productivity, improve competitive position, and help ensure long-term survival. Point 12 of his landmark 14 Points for Management says that management’s job is to remove the barriers that keep people from...

Equipment Management in the Post-Maintenance Era: A New Alternative to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Kern Peng
April 12, 2012

Recent advancements in information systems and computer technology have led to developments in equipment and robotic technology that have permanently changed the characteristics of manufacturing equipment. Equipment Management in the Post-Maintenance Era: A New Alternative to Total Productive...

Spend Analysis and Specification Development Using Failure Interpretation

Michael D. Holloway
February 07, 2011

Considering that the biggest machines that do the most work are made up of smaller machines and components, it becomes obvious that when a large machine breaks, it is normally due to small components acting antagonistically. Detailing a time-tested method for increasing productivity and lowering...

The OEE Primer: Understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Reliability, and Maintainability

D.H. Stamatis
June 14, 2010

A valuable tool for establishing and maintaining system reliability, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has proven to be very effective in reducing unscheduled downtime for companies around the world. So much so that OEE is quickly becoming a requirement for improving quality and substantiating...

Autonomous Maintenance DVD Set: Shopfloor TPM Implementation

Press Productivity
March 27, 2006

Now In DVD!With Productivity's Autonomous Maintenance video training series, you'll learn how to unleash the hidden potential on your shopfloor and dramatically lower your production costs.Each video takes you inside American companies that have...

TPM: Collected Practices and Cases

Productivity Press
August 19, 2005

Equipment downtime can bring a lean manufacturing operation to a complete standstill. Total productive maintenance (TPM) is such a fundamental part of becoming lean because a machine failure at one step of a continuous flow process will halt all the steps before and after it. Strategies aimed at...

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