Contract Maintenance
Contract Maintenance June 15, 2008

The whens, whys and hows of contract maintenance

The popularity of outsourcing in industrial markets continues to grow as competitive pressures and demand to do more with less have driven many companies to innovation to reduce costs.

By Nathan Wood, GreenWood Inc.
Contract Maintenance December 10, 2003

Measuring overall craft effectiveness

This is the final part of a three-part series. Part 2 appeared in the November issue, p 31. World-class overall craft effectiveness is still being defined, since the concept of OCE is rather new. There are a limited number of case studies outside the real-world experiences of Maintenance Excellence Institute staff and alliance members.

By Ralph W. "Pete" Peters
Contract Maintenance October 10, 2003

Measuring overall craft effectiveness

This is the first part of a three-part series. What is overall craft effectiveness or OCE? It is very much like the concept behind the OEE factor for the calculation of overall equipment effectiveness. But OCE applies specifically to the productivity of craft labor resources. We will get to the practical concept and details of OCE later in Part II, but let's first talk about contract maintenanc...

By Ralph W. "Pete" Peters, President, The Maintenance Excellence Institute, Raleigh, NC
Contract Maintenance December 15, 2002

Contract maintenance update

Every plant outsources some maintenance services. It frankly doesn't make sense — financial or otherwise — to try to do everything yourself. But when we talk about contract maintenance, we're talking about a long-term commitment to have nonemployees take over substantial responsibilities for normal maintenance operations, perhaps even all of them.

By Richard L. Dunn, Editor, Plant Engineering
Contract Maintenance November 11, 2002

2002 Planning Guide

PLANT ENGINEERING's online 2002 Planning Guide lists the lead article, major features, special reports and advertising sections appearing each month. Links to details of some upcoming feature articles are included.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Contract Maintenance April 15, 2002

Contracting for maintenance excellence

When AK Steel built a new greenfield plant at Rockport, IN, it was faced with a daunting challenge: Establish and continue the highest possible levels of plant maintenance from day one. The solution was innovative: Build a top-flight maintenance organization quickly by contracting for maintenance services, and base the contract on performance.

By Richard L. Dunn, Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine
Contract Maintenance December 1, 2000

Outsourcing maintenance: How it can improve the bottom line

In a global economy, there is no question that companies must continually improve to remain competitive. When a company is in financial danger-and even when it is not-internal analysts look for opportunities to minimize expenditures.

By Bruce Caspersen, Performance Center Manager, Siemens Westinghouse Technical Servicesa business of Siemens Energy Automation, Alpharetta, GA
Contract Maintenance February 1, 2000

Focus on employee needs to minimize outsourcing anxiety

As manufacturers increasingly choose to outsource maintenance tasks, managers must take into account the impact these decisions have on current employees.

By Linda Burton
Contract Maintenance August 1, 1999

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By Staff
Contract Maintenance March 1, 1999

Exploring outsourcing

Every plant engineer has to deal with outsourcing sooner or later. By some estimates, more than 90% of businesses currently outsource one or more activities.

By Richard L. Dunn