9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Maintenance Conference

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 by James Kovacevic

How to Ensure Your Attendance at A Conference Delivers An ROI

Maintenance, reliability, and asset management professional are constantly continuing their professional learning.  This learning usually takes place at one of the numerous world-class conferences available across North America and internationally.  These conferences allow professionals to observe and connect with the latest tools,...

Using Reliability Analysis to Determine Spares Stocking

Monday, 02 April 2018 by James Kovacevic

How to use an FMECA or RCM Analysis to Determine What Spares to Stock

Graduate of the Month: March 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

 

Who Owns Equipment Reliability?

Monday, 19 March 2018 by James Kovacevic

Why maintenance performance alone will not deliver sustainable performance

The Moving Target of Excellence

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Why the End of the Maintenance & Reliability Journey Is Never Over

I am often asked, what is the benchmark for a particular KPI.  At first, I would quickly answer the target from the SMRP Best Practices Guide.   Depending on the organization and the maturity, I would either see their faces light up or see them shut down.   If they shut down, what momentum was present, quickly vanished.  If...

Graduate of the Month: February 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We are excited to announce our February Graduate of the Month, Clark Bond of Weyerhaeuser. Congratulations on your many accomplishments throughout your iBL journey, Clark!

Managing: You Might Be Doing It Wrong.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Let me ask you a question; what is the difference between someone who manages and someone who leads? Some would say that they are the same. “A manager is in charge of leading the team.” That is a valid statement, yet we have all had that manager that will delegate all jobs until there is none left for them and finish by saying, “I’ll be in my office if you need anything.” The better question...

Understanding the Importance of Machine Bases: How to ensure your assets are on a solid foundation

Monday, 12 February 2018 by James Kovacevic

Installing an asset is a critical step that can impact reliability short term and long term.  Often times assets are installed without much thought.  They are thrown on the machine base, anchors drilled and away the operation goes.

Laser Focused Turbo Implementation: Throwing the BS flag again

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 by Shon Isenhour

We live in a world where we are constantly sold silver bullets, magic pills, and laser focused turbo implementations. When in reality it takes focus, time, knowledge, and grit to implement organizational change. If someone promises you instant implementation, throw the BS flag. (If you don't have one let us know, we have plenty.) Real change takes more than a few weeks; no matter how many...

Learning to Crawl, Before You Can Walk and Run

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 by James Kovacevic

Some Insights into the Current Status of Maintenance & Reliability Fundamentals

Let’s face it, we as engineers, maintenance staff, etc. all love technology and the newest gadget.  Our industry is never short of these new and shiny techniques, tools, sensors, etc.  Now, this new tech can lead to significant improvements in availability, OEE, or uptime.  But these are not the silver bullets many...