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  1. 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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  2. Maintenance Management and Regulatory Compliance Strategies

    Written by a recognized expert in the industry, Maintenance Management and Regulatory Compliance Strategies is a unique reference designed to create an awareness as to how important an effective maintenance management strategy is to supporting the regulatory requirements faced by each company today. It highlights the regulatory agencies and their requirements in the context of how they impact the maintenance management function within a company. It begins with an overview of a comprehensive maintenance strategy and in subsequent chapters it examines each of the main regulatory agencies and their requirements for the maintenance function within a company. Anyone in the industry responsible for maintenance programs and those responsible for regulatory compliance issues for their companies will benefit from this guide.

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  3. Reliability for The Technologies, Updated Second Edition

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    A unique volume, Reliability for the Technologies is designed to promote understanding of reliability's function in the achievement of safe, reliable technology. It represents one of the finest books yet published on this current and urgent subject, and it is of equal use to anyone involved on any level of technology product life.

     

    Features

    Uses four distributions to determine component reliability and confidence limits. Expands on the bathtub analysis to include two limits: design requirements and repair and maintenance. Shows the derivation the single-term binomial formula from basic probability theory.

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  4. Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management, 2nd Edition (eBook only)

    Thoroughly revised and updated, this best selling book presents a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable any company to conduct a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a detailed form for surveying and "grading" maintenance management, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used this survey.

     

     

     

    Note that this book is no longer available in printed form, but it is available as an eBook.

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  5. Production Spare Parts: Optimizing The MRO Inventory Asset (CD-ROM in PDF)

    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. This 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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. Improving Maintenance and Reliability Through Cultural Change

    This unique and innovative book explains how to improve your maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing the organizations culture. It is specifically intended for middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries. This book demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure, group learning, technology, communication, interrelationships, and rewards. If you want to break the cycle of failed improvement programs and instead use cultural change to help make significant and lasting improvements in plant performance, this book will show you how.

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  11. The Little Black Book of Reliability Management

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    This book provides the reader with a fresh but comprehensive perspective on the subject of reliability management. It challenges the reader to consider "what he has a right to expect" based on his current reliability programs. And it describes the programs and discipline needed if the reader desires the "right to expect" a higher level of reliability performance. This unique resource is perfect for individuals working in plants and in other organizations that are dependent on the reliability of complex physical assets.

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  12. A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement

    Developed from the author’s own practical experience, this unique resource details a proven, 10-step approach to cost reduction, and provides a series of tools to help you achieve sustainable cost reduction in your business while avoiding the damage of “slash and burn”. A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement presents a new ‘Operations Improvement Cycle’. This cycle provides the benchmark, priority and guidance that were missing in the original cycle. This is achieved through a three stage process involving 10 specific steps. Additionally, it explores the issues with the traditional approach to continuous improvement and cost reduction and then takes you through the three stages and the '10 Steps’ in detail. Working with this manual will change your approach to cost reduction forever. Not only will you save money on an ongoing basis, but these proven techniques will have an impact almost immediately!

     

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  13. 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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  14. Failure Mapping

    Designed to be easy to read and perfect for busy people who have little time, unique Failure Mapping provides an introduction to the new concept of failure mapping by comparing typical functions in an organization which benefits from failure mapping to one without. Through examples it shows how individuals in different roles can have their effectiveness enhanced by having access to historical failure maps describing past failures.

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  15. The 15 Most Common Obstacles to World-Class Reliability

    This book identifies and explores 15 cultural obstacles commonly encountered by most organizations in their pursuit of World-Class Reliability. The intent is to provide senior management with a wake-up call. They must address the identified obstacles the people they have charged with pursuit of reliability (middle managers, engineers and functional specialists) can be successful. Otherwise, senior management is its' own worst enemy. It is a must-read for Senior Managers at all levels (Corporate to Plant and within Plant at Departmental levels).

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  16. 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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  17. Smart Inventory Solutions, 2nd Edition

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    This second edition will help you get the right parts, in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason. Fully revised, it provides specific coverage of the issues faced in, and requirements for, managing engineering materials and spare parts and what to do to improve your results. The concepts, ideas, tools, and processes in this book have helped many companies achieve and sustain results that other inventory tools and approaches just could not match. And it is sure to help you achieve true inventory optimization as well!

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  18. TPM Reloaded

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    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. The author goes on to show that effective TPM - TPM reloaded -- requires a radical difference in management's view of the worker and even tougher, a radical change in the way workers view their own role.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Effective Maintenance Management, Second Edition (CD in PDF)


    Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Effective Maintenance Management provides clear rationale and comprehensive procedures for maintenance in industry. Author Vee Narayan has given us a unique guide, written in clear prose that practicing maintenance engineers, supervisors and managers can easily absorb, digest and apply.

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  23. Workbook to accompany Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Second Edition

    This softbound workbook is the ideal guide for readers of Gulati's Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, 2nd edition, as well as for students in a classroom or seminar/workshop setting.

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  24. Fleet Purchasing, Maintenance and Reliability

    This is a concise, easy to understand guide on vehicle purchasing and fleet maintenance for the benefit of business and maintenance managers at all levels, plus students and academics. Not a textbook full of formulas but a guide containing both detail and insights for the practicing fleet and financial manager. The book first covers all aspects of the vehicle and fleet purchasing process from the perspective of the purchaser. It then discusses, in detail, the process of how to approach a fleet purchase once the decision is made. The book then leads into the operations of the fleets, their maintenance systems, efficiencies, inefficiencies, their overall evaluation, and finally, a discussion of maintenance backlog.

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  25. 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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  26. Statistics for Quality Control

    Statistics for Quality Control is a basic level study of statistics used in a production operations setting. It is primarily intended for students entering quality control or other industrial and operations careers. It covers introductory topics such as a brief background, measurements, and graphing techniques. It then moves on to the beginning statistics necessary to understand these practices commonly found in industry and ends with coverage of quality assurance issues along with some pertinent managerial practices associated with this topic.

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Spare Parts Inventory Management

    Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology™ by Philip Slater covers the whole part’s life cycle, from initial purchase to final disposal, and addresses issues throughout, including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The author, Phillip Slater, was described in a recent podcast as “truly one of the leaders in the MRO information segment.”

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  30. 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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  31. Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), Version 2

    Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a practical, proven, and emerging method for supply chain planning and execution that effectively brings the 1950s concept into the modern era. The foundation of DDMRP is based upon the connection between the creation, protection, and acceleration of the flow of relevant materials and information to drive returns on asset performance in the New Normal.

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise

    Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise reveals a new management framework rooted in science, mathematics, economics and most importantly, common sense. It enables an unprecedented level of visibility across resources, products, levels and time ranges to quickly and effectively produce the relevant information that companies are desperately seeking. And is the pre-requisite for surviving and thriving in the VUCA world. That new framework is called the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) model.

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  35. RCM3: Risk-Based Reliability Centered Maintenance

    Since the release of the ISO 310004 and ISO 550005 Standards for Risk Management and Asset Management respectively, Aladon developed RCM3™, a risk-based RCM methodology that places managing the risk and reliability of physical assets mainstream with other business management systems in an organization. RCM3 fully complies and exceeds the requirements of the SAE Standard and fully aligns with the frameworks of the ISO Standards.

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), Version 3

    Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a practical, proven, and emerging method for supply chain planning and execution that effectively brings the 1950s concept into the modern era. The foundation of DDMRP is based upon the connection between the creation, protection, and acceleration of the flow of relevant materials and information to drive returns on asset performance in the New Normal.

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Machinery Lubrication and Reliability

    Machinery Lubrication and Reliability contains everything a maintenance or industrial professional needs to know about lubrication theory, with vital information on all the critical equipment lubrication requirements that are useful for practicing engineers. It illustrates how to improve reliability, maximize equipment life, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs.

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  42. Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Third Edition

    Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices has become a standard reference for anyone preparing for maintenance and reliability professional exams. In the time since original publication, this book has become a must-have guide and reference. Learn More

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