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Asset Management Series: Gain consensus on strengths and weaknesses

What does an organization have to do in order to take the first step to achieve sustained reliability improvement? Here at Marshall Institute, we believe that this is to assess the organization's current state and gain consensus on strengths and opportunities.

Asset Management Video Series: Sustaining Total Productive Maintenance

Sustaining Total Productive Maintenance can be challenging. In addition to the specific elements covered in this video, to avoid becoming a "flavor of the month" project TPM, like all change initiatives; requires focus, the appropriate resources, commitment and a constancy of purpose. For those currently implementing, or considering implementing TPM, listen to Greg Folts cover 4 important elements to sustaining TPM reliability initiatives:
  1. Building a consensus on strengths and opportunities
  2. Building a case for change
  3. Developing internal expertise
  4. Develop a strategy

TPM Series: Extending the Life of Visual Controls

In today's video I cover a cost-effective and quick-to-implement tactic that extends the life of equipment labels.

Often equipment labels become unfixed, scrapped and tattered due to the daily wear of plant life. These labels are important visual aids for operators and maintenance technicians and must be easy to read and clearly visible. Extending the life cycle of these labels becomes an important element of equipment reliability. Applying clear boxing tape over the labels will increase the adhesion surface area to protect labels from oil, lube, moisture; anything that could contaminate or destroy the labels.

TPM Series: Using Defect Tagging as a Visual Control

Defect Tags are great tools and visual aids for both operations and maintenance to use to identify equipment defects.

The 2 key advantages of Defect Tagging are:

Other operators and maintenance people can see that a defect has been identified and that a work order has been created.

When a work order has been made, and the repair planned and scheduled, the maintenance mechanic can see exactly where the defect is located on the piece of equipment.

TPM Series: Using TPM Transparency Sheets as a Visual Control

This short instructional video, with Marshall Institute's President Greg Folts, outlines how to use TPM transparency sheets as a visual control to mark the normal operating range for a gage.

Basic Equipment Care Webinar Series: Defect Elimination

Defect Elimination is the third and final recording from Marshall Institute's and's webinar. Senior Consultant Mark Jolley delivered the webinar for Trade Press Media, the operators of and Maintenance Solutions Magazine titled "7-Steps to Implementing Basic Equipment Care." The two previous posts covered the 7-Steps and the 5S'.

Basic Equipment Care Webinar Series: 5S

Marshall Institute senior consultant Mark Jolley delivered a webinar for Trade Press media, the operators of and maintenance solutions magazine titled "7-Steps to implementing basic equipment care". in the last post we covered the defect elimInation.

Today we'll cover 5S:
  • Sort
  • Set in Order
  • Shine
  • Standardize
  • Sustain

Basic Equipment Care Webinar Series: 7 Steps To Effective BEC

Marshall Institute senior consultant Mark Jolley delivered a webinar for Trade Press media, the operators of and maintenance solutions magazine titled "7-Steps to Implementing Basic Equipment Care".

In three blog posts we'll release 3 recorded short snippets from the webinar:
  • 7 steps to BEC
  • Defect elimination
  • 5S
Today we'll cover 7 Steps to BEC:
  1. Perform Initial Cleaning
  2. Address Contamination Sources
  3. Establish Cleaning & Lubrication Standards
  4. Inspect Equipment
  5. Improve Process Knowledge
  6. Improve Workplace Organization
  7. Sustain Basic Equipment Care

Advanced Maintenance and Reliability Management Diploma

The Advanced Maintenance and Reliability Management Diploma delivered by Marshall Institute and NC State University is the most important diploma available today for maintenance and reliability professional.

3 Consequences of a Poorly Run Maintenance Storeroom

Poorly run maintenance storerooms can impact an organization's performance and bottom line in three ways:

- Increase unnecessary Costs
- Reduce Productivity
- Constrict Cash Flow

Less tangible, but equally significant, a poorly run storeroom also affects employees' perception of the storeroom's value and their confidence in the storeroom's ability to stock the right parts, in the right quantity, at the right time.

In this video we discuss some tactical processes and strategic practices that any storeroom can employ to avoid these three consequences to become a true profit center.

5 Key Elements to TPM

Marshall Institute President, Greg Folts, discusses the 5 key elements of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). All 5 elements must be in place for an organization to achieve the full potential of TPM and maintenance excellence.

Maintenance's role in organizational performance is finally being realized. The efficiency of a facilities operation is largely dependant on the effectiveness of its maintenance program. TPM is a proven initiative -- driven by both maintenance and operations - that can significantly increase equipment reliability and uptime while reducing unnecessary costs. The end result is a large impact of the company's bottom line.

Marshall Institute's Customized Reliability Solutions

Some people still think of Marshall Institute as purely a training company and are not fully aware of the wide range of maintenance and reliability consulting services we offer. We partner with our clients to deliver customized solutions and lasting results to their most significant maintenance and reliability issues. We feel the key to building a successful customized reliability solution is to listen to our client's needs.

To help communicate our consulting services we have created a short video with Marshall Institute President, Greg Folts.

3-Principles of TPM / Total Process Reliability

Get to grips with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Learn 3 fundamental principles -- detection, prevention and restoration -- and strengthen your understanding of the most powerful improvement strategy available to industry.

Marshall Institute has evolved TPM into Total Process Reliability (TPR). TPR builds on the basic fundamental and principles of TPM but includes essential reliability improvement tools such as Root Cause Analysis and PM Optimization. Achieving Total Process Reliability means improving people, process and plant reliability, while reducing cost and increasing quality, safety and output.

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