Breakdown after breakdown – how do you break the cycle?

Is your organisation suffering from endless breakdowns? Tired and overworked crews? Low morale? Low productivity? Not making targets? Ongoing inconsistent delivery on targets? If yes, then read on. I have often been exposed to maintenance organisations or departments...

Reliability Redefined

As a reliability consultant, I have often been asked to assist with ‘making plants more reliable’. The problem is that most business units do not have a definite value or description for reliability. Maintenance organisations often chase reliability, but when asked...

Bums on Seats vs. Boots n’ All

What is the best shutdown labour strategy? If you have ever been involved in a major shutdown in Australia, you most probably have used a large number of contractor labour. Not specialised labour coming to do a specific task – general trades and non-trades coming to...

OEM Maintenance Strategies – Risk vs Reward

Working in mining and minerals, I am always amazed at how companies maintain some equipment effectively, yet other equipment on the same site, are not properly maintained at all. I will use the most common example of ‘effective’ maintenance that occur: SME...

80:20 or 150:50

Have you ever heard someone saying that 80% of the result can be obtained by 20% of the effort, but the last 20% result will cost you 80% effort? Let’s explore this concept as a maintenance philosophy. In an economic climate where cost pressure are always present, we...