James Kovacevic

James Kovacevic

Recent Posts

Standards? We Don’t Need No Stinking Standards

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 by James Kovacevic

How Your Organization Can Benefit from Standardization

Imagine if every day you had to relearn a process or use a different CMMS.  Chances are you would get virtually nothing accomplished, leaving your plant operating poorly.   Now we all know that we having to relearn a process every day or using a new CMMS is not practical nor is it rooted in reality (not to be confused with the Rooted in...

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

Who Owns Equipment Reliability?

Monday, 19 March 2018 by James Kovacevic

Why maintenance performance alone will not deliver sustainable performance

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.

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 claim...