Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group

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Maintenance Strategy June 4, 2015

Which is right for you? OEE vs. MTBF

The OEE and MTBF metrics both can drive specific behaviors when applied correctly. However, when applied incorrectly, they will likely lead to confusion and frustration.

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Lean Maintenance April 2, 2015

The mystery of the maintenance backlog explained

Measuring the size and makeup of backlog can give you some keen insight into how you are managing workload in your maintenance organization.

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance February 9, 2015

Setting a cadence for your failure analysis efforts

I have decided to address this topic because I believe that we are leaving a lot of value on the table with our failure analysis (RCFA, RCA, Problem Solving, 8D) efforts. Here is what I see when I interact with maintenance organizations (some or all of these may apply to you).

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance January 16, 2015

Abnormality reporting is the key to proactive maintenance

If we do not report the abnormalities as soon as they are detected, we are robbing the organization of the time they need to react appropriately to the abnormality.

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance December 26, 2014

Three things all shutdown managers need to know about their critical path

There is much opportunity to be gained by using some simple tools to calculate and manage to the critical path of the shutdown. Not the “gut-feel critical path” but rather the “mathematically calculated critical path."

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance November 14, 2014

5 secrets to a successful operator care process

Giving your operators a reason and purpose for what you do is the value of a simple key performance indicator (KPI). This blog presents you with 5 secrets that will tremendously increase your chances of success.

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance October 24, 2014

The top 3 reasons why our work order feedback loop is broken

Here are 3 tips that will increase your chances of receiving real and meaningful feedback on your job plans.

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance July 9, 2014

Standardization: Good for you but not for me!

How to drive the scientific discovery into maintenance planning.

By Mike Gehloff, Allied Reliability Group
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