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FAQs On Strategic Maintenance Management, Industrial Maintenance Strategy And Enterprise Asset Maintenance Strategy Development

Is Min-Max Inventory Management Right for Maintenance Parts Management Strategy?

The aim in maintenance is to have reliable equipment that does not fail and need spare parts. It is unlike retail and B2B consumption, where the aim is to get sales and constantly turnover product to generate greater profit. The inventory management logic applying to product turnover, profit-making scenarios may not apply to maintenance spare parts management where turnover means loss of profit—the opposite of what companies want.

When to use Crow-AMSAA Modelling for Reliability Growth Models?

A big presumption with Crow-AMSAA is that its mathematics can faithfully model reality. Both axes on Crow-AMSAA graphs are log-to-the-base-10 (log10) scale. Statisticians have long known that graphs of human-caused events plot as straight lines in log10 – log10 graphs. When people cause a specific event, Crow-AMSAA seemingly reflects the frequency of the outcomes.

What we include in a human error prevention program for industrial operations?

There are a couple of considerations in this answer, 1) can physical error proofing devices be used as an economic first choice? If so then do so, if not then, 2) procedural error reduction becomes the only other choice.

Our particular methodology focuses on proactive error prevention and not error detection and correction. It is called the ‘Accuracy Controlled Enterprise’ (ACE).

Explanation of the duties undertaken by roles and positions in a Quality Management System?

Quality cannot be inspected into a product! Quality is put into a product by installing the needed requirements in its design. Quality is designed into a business too. You establish the necessary business processes and your personnel do the activities that create the desired outcomes from the business.

The truth about quality is that you build a quality product by installing the quality requirements into the product through the way it is designed.

Your business must also invent and build those business processes that always produce a quality product.

Using Quality Inspectors to check and monitor a product only after a series of work activities are completed will ensure that you will only ever find faults in products. That is the natural result of designing a business system that uses Quality Inspectors to test and prove quality is present after the product is made. Using a Quality Inspector lets errors and mistakes happen by design, because you have built a business process where mistakes are found by inspection long after they are made. You have guaranteed that scrapped jobs and rework will happen many times in your operation. It is crazy way to build products and it ensures a high cost of quality.

The very best approach is to build a business process that makes everyone who works on a product build quality into the product and prove that they have done as part of doing the job. You need to build quality into the way you make products so that no quality faults are created nor are they passed to the next work process step. If you do that your business will be one the best in your industry.


What do you include in your ISO 9001 Quality Management System to prepare it for ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 9001 Accreditation Audit??

ISO 9001 Certification will only be given to businesses that have a ISO 9001 compliant business management system. You need to show the ISO 9001 Accreditation Auditor that your company has a structured, organised, error-proof way of making your products and services right-first-time, every time.

You’ll get the most successful TPM implementation when it’s part of a Plant Wellness Way program

Total Productive Maintenance or Autonomous Maintenance for reliability improvement and cost reduction are maintenance methodologies you can have in a Plant Wellness Way life-cycle asset management strategy. When a company adopts PWW they use the most practical, cost effective solutions to their reliability problems. TPM would be worth considering to help improve equipment reliability and plant uptime, but TPM, or operator driven reliability, is just one option to use to get lasting reliability growth in a PWW program.

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