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Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance May 19, 2017

Find a path to compromise on the plant floor

Nolan Lestage, a utilities supervisor for West Liberty Foods in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, shares his story of his manufacturing experience and the pride he has in his work.

By Leading2Lean
Lean Maintenance May 10, 2017

Three pillars to a reliability program

Moving toward proactive maintenance requires a foundational change.

By Tyler Evans, John Bernet Fluke Corp.
Lean Maintenance April 19, 2017

Complexity requires simplicity for Lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing and the advent of Big Data have made operations more complex and the company needs to make the operational process as simple as possible to avoid chaos.

By Becky Morgan, AME
Lean Maintenance April 18, 2017

Predictive, preventive, and breakdown maintenance tips

Predictive, preventive, and breakdown maintenance are common maintenance programs that provide their own unique benefits and plant managers should know when to employ them.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Lean Maintenance April 11, 2017

Manage materials with vending programs

Vending programs can manage materials and provide workers with better access.

By Megan Mullins, John Morton, and Eric King, Motion Industries
Lean Maintenance March 20, 2017

Maintenance meant continuous growth, change

A life in manufacturing means adapting to changes and evolving your mindset to fit the times to grow your skillset as well as the company's.

By Dave Reiber, Reliabilityweb
Lean Maintenance March 16, 2017

Prepare your maintenance program for the IIoT

Companies looking to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into their maintenance program need to understand its benefits and how they can take advantage of its potential by implementing reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM).

By Steve Mueller, Daniel Penn Associates
Lean Maintenance March 15, 2017

Help wanted: More training, equipment upgrades

Maintenance is crucial, but a lack of resources remains an issue according to respondents for the 2017 Maintenance Survey.

By Bob Vavra, content manager, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance February 15, 2017

Use cable testing to assess a motor’s health

Regular cable testing on motors are designed to help determine if any scheduled maintenance may need to take place and using insulation resistance or polarization index testing can provide some answers.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Lean Maintenance February 8, 2017

Four preventive maintenance mistakes to avoid

When building a preventive maintenance (PM) program, it's important to ensure the new program represents an improvement over the reactive maintenance it's replacing and that it includes the necessary supportive back-end systems and processes to ensure the program is efficient.

By Smartware Group