Effective Maintenance: The Key to Profitability. A Manager's Guide to Effective Industrial Maintenance Management

  • ID: 2214056
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Effective Maintenance The Key to Profitability Paul D. Tomlingson Plant maintenance represents a high percentage of operating costs in many industries and as global competition increases, so does the need for reduced downtime and cost–effective maintenance. Effective Maintenance is geared toward helping managers develop, measure, and enhance the maintenance organization. Every aspect of this multi–faceted topic is explored and explained with an emphasis on practical, use–it–today advice. This comprehensive, results–oriented resource will help you to:
  • Establish what maintenance should be doing in your plant environment
  • Determine whether maintenance is organized correctly
  • Find out whether maintenance is performing effectively
  • Implement an improvement program, if needed
  • Ensure continuous improvement and effective performance
Invaluable coverage includes team organization, predictive and preventive techniques, planning, scheduling, and effective work control. This book also shows how to build, train, and evaluate a maintenance staff for the greatest return in responsiveness, support, and performance. From the largest planning issues to people management for quality assurance, Effective Maintenance will be a valuable aid for managers who desire continuous improvement in maintenance operations. It will be welcomed by plant engineers, operations managers, maintenance managers, maintenance engineers, maintenance superintendents, and manufacturing managers.
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HOW SHOULD MAINTENANCE ORGANIZE, DEFINE, AND EXECUTE ITS PROGRAM TO BEST SUPPORT YOUR OPERATIONS?

Maintenance Organization.

Maintenance Program.

Preventive Maintenance.

Planning, Scheduling, and Work Execution.

Labor Control.

Information.

Maintenance Engineering.

Non–maintenance Work.

Shop Operation and Services.

Material Control.

Training.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXAMINE TO ESTABLISH THAT: THE PLANT ENVIRONMENT IS CONDUCTIVE TO THE SUCCESS OF MAINTENANCE/

MAINTENANCE IS ORGANIZED TO RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY TO ITS OBJECTIVES WHILE MAKING THE BEST USE OF ITS PERSONNEL?/THE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM IS WELL–DEFINED AND UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE WHO CARRY IT OUT, USE ITS SERVICE (OPERATIONS), OR SUPPORT IT (STAFF DEPARTMENTS)?/

MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE IS ASSESSED AND STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO ACHIEVE IMPROVEMENT?

Environment: Encourages Success.

Organization: Responsive and Efficient.

Program: Understood and Supported.

Performance: Assessed and Improved.

WHAT EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY WILL ENSURE SUCCESSFUL MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE?

Evaluation and Improvement Strategy.

Appendices.

Index.
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About the Author Paul D. Tomlingson is a management consultant specializing in the development and implementation of maintenance management programs for industry. He has directed many major maintenance management projects worldwide, written three books and numerous trade journal articles on maintenance management, and conducted more than one, hundred public and on–site seminars.
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