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Reliability

  1. Improving Reliability and Maintenance from Within

    This unique book is perfect for those who are internal consultants…and may not know it… recognize the value of their efforts and help them learn the skills required to optimize their performance. It explains the internal consultant’s role and describes the various tasks in which they become engaged. What’s more, it provides information that will enable users to improve their performance and deliver greater value. Also included is the Internal Consultant’s Web of Change—a tool that will help individuals recognize their strengths and their areas that need improvement. This practical resource does more than start internal consultants on the road to improvement, it accompanies them on the journey! Upper management looking to understand internal consulting, middle tier reliability and maintenance management, and those who hold “special projects” positions will find this reference extremely useful.

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  2. Production Spare Parts: Optimizing The MRO Inventory Asset

    As leading authorities worldwide on setting part stocking levels for safety stocks to support the production process, the authors have shown that between 25 and 50 percent of the inventory investment is not necessary. Thus the overall objective of this book is to instruct readers in how to optimize their company’s spare parts asset. Production Spare Parts is a compilation of the best techniques and practices for optimizing MRO inventory offers numerous case studies showing the best and not so good ways to improve plant inventory performance. Based on practical solutions to everyday inventory problems, it uses simple, but useful metrics for setting and monitoring goals.

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  3. Maintenance and Reliability Certification Exam Guide

    Until now, there hasn’t been a single volume for maintenance and reliability certification candidates to use as a study guide for these exams. The Maintenance and Reliability Certification Exam Guide fills the great need for such a resource by including specifics about the different tests, how to study for each, information on where to focus review efforts, hundreds of sample exam questions, vital facts about re-certification, as well as practical tips for maintenance and reliability professionals to take back with them to use on the job.

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  4. Cover Your A$$ets

    Assets are the resources a company manipulates and uses to make income. This book helps to ensure your assets are always available to make income. It describes how to design for and care for production and facility assets.

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  5. The Handbook of Maintenance Management, 2nd 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. This revision of a classic has been thoroughly updated to include advances in technology and thinking and is sure to be found useful by maintenance professionals everywhere. It's the perfect reference for any maintenance professional that needs a quick update on any specific area within the subject.

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  6. Organization-Wide Physical Asset Management

    This transformational process will provide:

    • an improvement in coordination and collaboration.
    • the ability to manage physical assets across the organization.
    • an alignment of all functional areas within an organization to reach common goals.
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  7. Maintenance Management Auditing

    In this book Anthony Kelly explains the unique procedure he’s developed for auditing the management of the maintenance of both productive plant and infrastructures: for example, of petrochemical processing installations and of vehicle fleets. Case studies demonstrate the application of this procedure to comprehensive audits of several weeks duration, to ‘fingerprint’ audits taking perhaps a day or so, and to benchmarking exercises.

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  8. Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Second Edition

    Initially developed by the aviation industry, RCM is rapidly becoming fundamental to the practice of maintenance management and is now in use at hundreds of industrial and service organizations around the world. This book provides an authoritative and practical explanation of what RCM is and how it can be applied. It is of vital importance to anyone concerned with productivity, quality, safety, and environmental integrity.

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  9. Workbook for Improving Maintenance and Reliability Through Cultural Change

    Steve Thomas explains to middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries how to improve maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing their organization’s culture. In so doing he demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure, group learning, technology, communication, inter-relationships, and rewards. He goes on to effectively demonstrate how to break the cycle of failed improvement programs and instead use cultural change to help make significant and lasting improvements in plant performance.

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  10. A Roadmap to Green Supply Chains

    This book shows the relationship between the sustainability movement and supply chains. It provides a guide for supply chain professionals, as well as government officials, corporate executives, and institutional leaders on how to direct their purchasing power so that they source products that not only fill the needs of their organizations, but that also contribute to the health and well-being of the planet.  The author, Dr. Kevin Lyons, Ph.D., combined his experiences as the Chief Procurement Officer at Rutgers University with his own unique supply chain archaeology. His archaeological research involved sifting through garbage dumps where he examined the discarded products he procured for the university.  Working backwards, he developed systems and techniques for making sure sustainable products entered the supply chain from the start. And once they no longer served their intended purpose, they were recycled or reused.

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  11. The Death of Reliability

    Are we facing the death of reliability?  Some believe this is the case, particularly when it comes to reliability leadership.  Without qualified leaders, there can be no true reliability, and as such, companies are losing out on the one real competitive advantage available to them today.

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  12. Asset Management Insights

    Uniquely organized, Asset Management Insights follows the life cycle of industrial assets and infrastructures. Indeed, one of the fundamental points of the definition of asset management is its management perspective covering the entire life cycle of assets rather than specific segments such as maintenance.

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  13. Effective Maintenance Management, Second Edition

    Providing readers with a clear rationale for doing maintenance, this completely updated edition and unique guide is written in a language and style that practicing engineers and managers can understand and apply easily. Effective Maintenance Management examines the role of maintenance in minimizing the risks relating to safety or environmental incidents, adverse publicity, and loss of profitability. In addition to discussing risk reduction tools, it explains their applicability to specific situations so the readers can select the tool that fits their requirements. Aiding to bridge the gap between designers/maintainers and reliability engineers, this guide is sure to help businesses utilize their assets effectively, safely, and profitably.

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  14. The Productive Leadership™ System

    This book is about the importance of having a leadership system that supports productive best-practices in an organization.  It helps educate leaders on the Productive Leadership Model™ (PLM) within the Productive Leadership System™ (PLS), and fills the gap on practical leadership information focused in the physical asset management community that flows to every size organization and every industry.

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  15. Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Second Edition

    This award-winning book immediately became one of the most widely read texts by maintenance, reliability, operations, and safety professionals. It has been used at many colleges and universities throughout the world and has become a standard reference for anyone preparing for maintenance and reliability professional exams. This is one of the first books to discuss asset management related standards, including the new ‘ISO-55000 Asset Management Standards. Material new to the second edition includes corrosion control, risk management, and operator-driven reliability. This book is a must-have guide and reference for everyone who wants to ensure that their organization’s assets are operating as and when needed and at reasonable cost

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  16. Reliability Assessment: A Guide to Aligning Expectations, Practices, and Performance

    Addressing the elements of reliability using a new and creative approach for the first time in one source, this book is intended to simplify the assessment of reliability by first identifying the current expectations then assessing the current practices to determine if expectations are realistic or if they are not supported by programs and practices. It combines the most effective and efficient of those approaches into a single activity that shows managers what they have a right to expect and what they do not. Most often, this discovery comes as the result of painful failures and production losses. Reliability Engineers, Maintenance and Reliability Managers, Engineering Managers, Plant and Corporate Senior Staff and Executives looking ways to enhance performance, and Consultants who may want to enrich their portfolio by adding this tool will all benefit from the information found in this resource.

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  17. The RCM Solution

    The RCM Solution is a straightforward, no-nonsense presentation of what RCM is and how it can be applied to maximize the productivity and safety of physical assets. It introduces and thoroughly embraces the proven power of RCM’s basic principles and follows a common-sense and practical approach to implementation.

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  18. Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition

    Updated to account for ISO 55000, this best-selling book now includes an overview of this seminal and long-awaited standard and identifies the specific points where ISO-55000 will impact Maintenance and Reliability. New graphics to enhance the text’s main points have been added throughout. As with past editions, the third edition provides a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable any company to properly benchmark its maintenance function. Widely used, Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition has proven to be an invaluable planning guide and on-the-job reference for maintenance managers, plant engineers, operations managers, and plant managers.

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  19. The Missing Links

    The Missing Links by Caroline Mondon is a unique supply chain management mystery novel. It follows a small furniture company whose owner has died under suspicious circumstances, leaving his musician daughter in charge. The business newcomer encounters a multitude of problems–high work-in-progress inventory, unsafe working conditions, conflicts between two in-house factions, longstanding customers beginning to withdraw their business, and increased competition. Can the factory ever be profitable again? The work follows the journey of the company to utilize industry standards, including total quality, lean, total productive maintenance, flow management, as well as the newest demand driven methodologies that are changing modern supply chain management.

    Written by an award-winning French author, and President of Fapics, the French Association of Supply Chain Management, this book introduces the effectiveness and simplicity of new demand driven methodologies (DDMRP), along with total quality, lean, TPM, and flow management. It ties in perfectly with the Demand Driven Institute’s certification programs.

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  20. The Reliability Excellence Workbook

    Reading this book is like having a consultant sitting across the table, helping to drive your organization along a continuum of reliability improvement. The author introduces a concept, provides space for readers to record their experiences and observations, offers anecdotal examples and approaches, and drives readers to potential solutions.

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