Three reasons why I detest "wrench time" as a benchmarking tool.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 by Shon Isenhour

Ranting about Reliability:

Wrench time and wrench time studies are two of the most misused, misunderstood, and painful to deal with elements of maintenance benchmarking for three reasons:

  • different definitions and standards
  • data that is skewed by the act of collection
  • overzealous comparisons of dissimilar metrics from different locations

We all like the implications of knowing the amount of...

3 Reasons Why Operations Does Not Support Maintenance and Reliability

Monday, 31 July 2017 by Shon Isenhour

One of the most common things maintenance folks say is that operations does not support maintenance and reliability. It sounds like this:

"If it weren't for operations we would be reliable"

"They think their job is to break it and then it is our job to fix it... and fast"

"They will not let us have the equipment for PM and they wonder why it breaks down"

Want to know what operations has to...

The 10 Traits of High Maintenance Manufacturing Organizations:

Thursday, 20 July 2017 by Shon Isenhour
Seeing the Forbes Article on  The (Unlucky) 13 Traits of High Maintenance People  it made me think. What are the traits of a high maintenance manufacturing organization or facilities?  So let’s look at 10 of the 13 categories from the article but in the context of manufacturing and reliability. 1 -They have urgent “needs.” To a high maintenance sites, everything is urgent. All the repairs...
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