Roadmap to maintenance excellence

Using a fictional company called Beta Intl., this book illustrates the successes and failures of the world's premier manufacturers and reveals how to apply their experiences to increase profits and productivity in your manufacturing plant.
By Ron Holzhauer March 1, 2000

Using a fictional company called Beta Intl., this book illustrates the successes and failures of the world’s premier manufacturers and reveals how to apply their experiences to increase profits and productivity in your manufacturing plant.

The author explains how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, and improve other aspects that ultimately raise a company performance to a world-class level. He also covers integrated marketing and manufacturing strategies, plant design and capital project practices, procurement practices, stores/parts management, and day-to-day operations. Various maintenance practices, including preventive, computerized, total productive, and reliability centered, are analyzed.

Making Common Sense Common Practice by Ron Moore. Published by Gulf Publishing Co., 3301 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77252-2608; 800-231-6275 ext. 300; e-mail: ezorder@gulfpub.com. 1999, hardbound, 356 pp. $29.95.