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Lubrication- The Key to Machine Immoratality

Written for practitioners who need an interesting and fun way to learn the basics of lubrication. Features facts, stories, and illustrations in a full-color format.

Stories of PM, A Complete Primer of Preventive Maintenance

PM (Preventive Maintenance) is the primary way to ensure the reliability of machines, buildings, or other physical assets. Even the most rigorous reliability techniques such as RCM and PMO, in the end, rely on effective PM. There are many scholarly books on PM (such as the author�s Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance), but nothing for PM practitioners and their lead hands. In a series of interesting anecdotes, Stories of PM tells the PM person the why, what, when, where, and even sometimes how to PM effectively. The stories are fun to read and contain descriptive color drawings. Stories of PM tells the whole story of PM including the history and a couple of fun stories. Included are about a dozen best practices disguised as the rantings of a bug. Stories of PM is the third book in the series Elements of Great Maintenance Management, which was designed to educate practitioners in the basics of some, often complex, but vital maintenance ideas.

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Quality in Not an Accident, The Challenge of Managing Maintenance Quality

Quality of work depends on a bunch of things to go right. For years we�ve tended to blame the maintainers when quality suffers. Now we realize there are barriers to quality that are independent of the person. These barriers can be addresses which will improve the quality of the whole team.
Once you have the diagnosis and know what to do, obtain the parts and tools you have to execute the maintenance job properly. Quality (or lack of quality) is a source of defects that cause reliability to suffer.
In this work we investigate some of the barriers to quality and the relationship of mistakes to bad quality and to accidents.
Quality is no Accident is the fourth book in the series Elements of Great Maintenance Management, which was designed to educate practitioners in the basics of some, often complex, but vital maintenance ideas.

Battle for Reliability, Fundamentals Win the Day

The Battle for Reliability is a graphic novel teaching the industry�s critical need to focus on maintenance fundamentals to avoid unscheduled shutdowns from breakdowns. It shows that even with the current focus on hi-tech sensors and software, everyday failures are still killing productivity. This easy-to-read book shows how creativity can solve repetitive reliability problems. In the end, ideas for projects generated from the rank and file can inexpensively and quickly improve reliability.
Goal: To raise awareness of basic maintenance and its impact on reliability. Focus on small, focused actions.

Quest for Defect Elimination (World Class Reliability)

Quest for Defect Elimination is a full color, graphic novel that provides the basics of defect elimination and shows the Quest to achieve fewer defects. In the manufacturing world, fewer defects mean better quality, better yield, higher energy efficiency, and fewer machine breakdowns. In the world of equipment maintenance, fewer defects lead to fewer failures and higher reliability. Almost all the programs to improve production and reliability in the last 40 years have one thing in common. They eliminated defects. Eliminating defects is a quest that will test your grit and strength. Once on the journey, you will find friends to help you and enemies that will fight you tooth and nail passively and actively. �Quest for Defect Elimination� will prepare you for your unique journey. The key to effective defect elimination is to maintain a steady diet of small projects so that gradually the number of defects entering your process is lower than the number of defects getting removed.

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Leadership Skills for Maintenance Supervisors and Managers

Supervision is a leveraged activity. When we develop the supervisor's skills, we enhance the productivity of the whole workgroup. This book provides valuable skill training for supervisors, team leaders, and managers. It offers techniques to improve reliability that can be accomplished at the supervisor level. It teaches both the science and the art of the supervision of maintenance workers, discusses managing meetings and time, the elements of technical issues, and presents management and people skills, offering maximum productivity and high-quality provision of services and at the same time, improving morale throughout the workforce. This book is suitable for all types of maintenance for organizations with supervisors and managers from plant operations, storeroom, construction, and related areas including industrial organizations, construction companies, mines, fleets, building maintenance, janitorial maintenance contractors, and vocational tech schools teaching maintenance short courses.

Surviving the Spare Parts Crisis: Maintenance Storeroom and Inventory Control

The key to uptime in manufacturing is managing risk, and Surviving the Spare Parts Crisis: Maintenance Storeroom and Inventory Control by Joel Levitt describes how to evaluate risk in the inventory. Levitt shares knowledge he has gained over more than 30 years of consulting companies and providing training to professionals who are facing problems with their spare parts inventory.

Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance 2nd Edition

This book shares the best practices, mistakes, victories, and essential steps for success which the author has gleaned from working with countless organizations. Unlike other books that only focus on the engineering issues (task lists) or management issues (CMMS), this in-depth resource is the first to give true emphasize to the four aspects of success in preventive maintenance systems--engineering, management, economic, and psychological -- thereby enabling readers to have a balanced view and understanding of what is happening in their organizations.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENTmanaging maintenance for buildings and facilities

If you're a newcomer to facilities management you will find this book an excellent introduction to managing maintenance. Already an established professional? You'll be able to brush up on the latest technological and regulatory trends affecting how complex facilities should be successfully maintained by way of risk assessment.

10 Minutes a Week to Great Meetings, 2nd Edition

Few people think about how that 20-minute discussion about fishing--however important that topic is--just cost your team four hours because 12 people in attendance all had their time wasted! This book is specifically designed in three parts. The first part is 10 weekly or monthly lessons to run great meetings. These simple lessons can be covered in about 10 minutes each.

TPM Reloaded

This is a challenging, innovative, and timely new look at implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) by one of the field's leading trainers and authors. The book takes into account the economic upheavals of recent years and demonstrates that TPM is less about moving maintenance tasks to operations than moving accountability for aggregate output of the plant to operators.

Managing Factory Maintenance

Tap into Joel Levitt's vast array of experience and learn how to improve almost any aspect of your maintenance organization (including your own abilities)! This new edition of a classic first educates readers about the globalization of production and the changing of the guard of maintenance leadership, and then gives them real usable ideas to aid in these areas.

Handbook of Maintenance Management Second Edition

Now in its second edition and written by a highly acclaimed maintenance professional, this comprehensive and easy-to-understand resource provides a short review of all the major discussions going on in the management of the maintenance function.

Maintenance Planning, Coordination, & Scheduling 2nd Edition

Based on real-world experience this invaluable guide and reference tells the whole story of maintenance planning from beginning to end in a concise and easy-to-follow manner. Written by well-known professionals this new edition focuses specifically on the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources in the interest of the reliability essential to business objectives.

Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages

Planning a shutdown? Lower your costs by reading and applying this unique reference! Originally designed as an intensive course and then honed over several years, Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages organizes the details of a maintenance shutdown into a manageable form by introducing all the steps needed for a successful shutdown or outage.

Lean Maintenance 1st Edition

Written for anyone in a leadership position in maintenance, storeroom or production, this unique book will also be found useful by vendors to the maintenance departments, including maintenance contractors, parts vendors, and various kinds of service providers.

10 Minutes a Week to Great Time Management Paperback 2019

10 Minutes a Week to Great Time Management starts the journey with a strategic overview of time management. The work is organized around a new three-part model that can instantly make a difference in how you view your day ahead: Right Mind, Right Tools, Right Thing.

Conversations in Maintenance Management

In this book, I revisit some of my writings over the years to see if there are any continuing themes, good ideas and interesting changes in the maintenance management field. It turns out there are. Reading the trade press throughout time, one would think everything had been solved with new gadgets, software and high tech. Now, one tends to see things more clearly. Or, is it still an illusion?

Internet Guide for Maintenance Management 0th Edition

Shows how to use the Internet in solving maintenance problems, researching maintenance issues and quickly finding answers or additional resources. Each chapter covers a general maintenance area and includes sections that highlight maintenance community needs, what to look for in useful sites, and a carefully chosen sampling of resource sites.