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Preventive Maintenance Optimization PMO

December 8, 2021

Preventive Maintenance Optimization PMO is an accepted methodology that organizations can use to develop a strategy for equipment maintenance. PMO is generally used on existing equipment at a facility where there is a history of equipment failures and where a preventive maintenance PM program is already in place. The major focus of PMO is to eliminate past…

Reliability Centered Maintenance RCM

Reliability Centered Maintenance RCM Optimizes Operations

November 24, 2021

Reliability Centered Maintenance RCM is a technique (methodology, really) for building a physical asset care program. It is system function-based, and is generally applied on a component basis. Rather than simply replacing components on a set schedule regardless of their condition, RCM identifies those that affect equipment function. This allows maintenance crews to focus on avoiding the…

Storeroom Management

Storeroom Management Can Make or Break Productivity!

November 9, 2021

Effective storeroom management practices are crucial in today’s fast-paced business world. However, in many companies this vitally important duty is performed by only one or two people, or perhaps a small team. Often there is no systematic approach to managing parts inventory. This can lead to a variety of problems including lost production time and…

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Keeps Operations Humming

October 27, 2021

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is a concept that is familiar to most who work in maintenance and reliability. That is, it is something that they know exists, but it may not be something that they have been able to successfully implement within their operations. According to Reliable Plant, it is also known as condition-based maintenance, and has been utilized…


OSHA Process Safety Management Experts For Safety and Compliance

October 13, 2021

OSHA Process Safety Management is something that few people are aware of, even within organizations where implementation is required. Process Safety Management (PSM) practices in business and industry are governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard 29CFR 1910.119T, which pertains to the safe handling, transport, and storage of highly hazardous chemicals (HHC). If…


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…

Maintenance and Reliability

Maintenance and Reliability: The Keys to Success

September 8, 2021

Maintenance and reliability are two areas of business that often go unnoticed, or underserved, yet few companies can be successful when they are neglected. At Maintenance Innovators, Inc. our mission is to ensure that our clients have the tools and techniques they need to keep their capital equipment operating at peak performance to facilitate a business that operates at a peak level. We…

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…

An Inspection Type PMs is Intrinsically a Non-Value Added Activity

September 10, 2019

I’ve been engaged in a very spirited debate with a colleague of mine regarding inspection type PMs and specifically if these types of PMs are value added or non-value added.  I take a traditional approach to the phrase “value added,” insomuch as to believe for a task to be value added it must satisfy three…