Uptime Insights – 2 – People and teamwork

All organizations are made up of individuals. Invariably they reflect each other – the organization reflects the choices of its people, and vice versa. For any organization to thrive and achieve, so too must its people. Without them you’re dead.

When you choose excellence you are choosing to make changes – excellence is a journey, not a destination and you don’t know all the twists and turns that will appear.  Leading change will be critical to your success.  Managing implies that all will remain steady. With excellence however, you need to lead. The change and leading it must become an integral part of all you do.  (more…)

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Asset Management in Public and Private Sectors

Asset Management in Public and Private Sectors have some similarities and some contrasts. Most of our clients are in the private sector but occasionally we do some public sector work so we see both sides. Often, we notice distinct differences in practices and in what motivates those practices. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Both can learn a lot from each other.

Here is a useful table comparing and contrasting the two sectors. After it, you’ll find an idea for learning from each other. (more…)

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Are you on the right track with the right train?

Are we on the right track with the right train? Your job is to improve reliability and you have a plan. It focuses on bad-actors, having the right data, cleaning up some parts data that is known to be causing delays in work execution, a bit of training in reliability methods, and your adding engineers. You are certainly on the right track with your plan and the actions you will take should indeed make some improvement. But are you on the right track? (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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Uptime – Essentials: you need these

In the first edition, the second tier of the pyramid was called “control”. Of course the harder we try to control something, the more complex we make things, and the more likely they will go awry. If you have teenage children you can see that very clearly! You want them to learn and mature, but if you try to control how they do it, you will have trouble. Less control, while providing guidelines and advice, and letting them make their choices will work far better. In “Uptime” the emphasis is on successful practice, not control. (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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Achieve results using RCM

In the field, we know that there are no “quick fixes” or “silver bullet solutions” when it comes to improvements in maintenance management. Many separate conditions and events must come together properly to achieve “schedule success” – i.e.: the high level of compliance to a schedule of planned work as produced by your planners. That list of includes: (more…)Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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