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Storeroom Management Improves Operations

September 22, 2021

Storeroom management may seem like a mundane task – one that must be done by someone, but which few people really understand or care about. In reality, the condition and management of your company’s store room can make or break your operation! The term storeroom management refers to a system which ensures that your maintenance…

Storeroom 5S

July 17, 2021

We just returned from a week’s work moving two maintenance storerooms into a brand new facility.  Here is the litmus test for your spare parts.  If your spare parts is:  directly in support of a plant asset, completely serviceable, and the part is complete in its components, then it can come into your storeroom.  If…

Asset Management

October 14, 2019

I recently returned from the SMRP annual conference in Louisville, KY.  Congratulations to Marshall Institute for an exceptional showing!  I’d also like to thank those in attendance who honored me with the purchase of my newest book, Cover Your A$$ets, Asset Management at Your Place and at Your Pace.  It was a great show. I…

ISO 55000 Asset Management

April 12, 2019

Make no mistake, you’re in the midst of asset management. Either your organization is driving the effort through the adaptation of a formal process such as ISO 55000 or you’re winging it on your own. My experience tells me that it is the latter. ISO 55000 lays out the mandate for the organizational leaders to…

Blog Post About Food Processing Improvement

September 25, 2018

Most manufacturing companies tend to divide asset availability between the production and the maintenance department.  Food manufacturing facilities have to consider one other critical agency – sanitation.  The algebra just became more complex.  For general manufacturing: P(roduction) + M(aintenance) = 24 hrs/day.  Food manufacturers face this mathematical reality:  P + M + S(anitation) =24 hrs/day. …