Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices

Author: Ramesh Gulati,Ricky Smith

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831133115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 6639

Introduction Vision, Mission and Strategy Maintenance Basics Planning and Scheduling Parts, Materials and Tools Management Reliability Operational Reliability M&R Tools Performance Measure - Metrics Human Side of M&R Best Practices/Benchmarking Maintenance Excellence Appendices
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Maintenance Benchmarking and Best Practices

Author: Ralph W Peters

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071491655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 566

View: 3267

Over the past decade, companies have redirected their maintenance operational focus from internal cost-cutting to profit-maximization. This approach is referred to as profit centered maintenance. Peters provides maintenance supervisors and managers with a benchmarking/best practices road-map called the Maintenance Operations Scoreboard. The Scoreboard will allow maintenance managers to: a) determine and quantify benefits and savings, b) improve craft productivity and c) define a strategy to improve efficiency and productivity. These things are at the heart of a successful Profit Centered Maintenance organization. The author-devised Maintenance Operations Scoreboard is used to perform over 200 maintenance evaluations in over 5,000 profit centered maintenance organizations. For example, at Honda of America, it was used extensively to direct maintenance strategy. It was later translated into Japanese for presentation to key Japanese executives. Another excellent example is Boeing Commercial Aircraft Inc. Boeing combined elements from this same Scoreboard with their company-wide maintenance goals to develop ‘The Boeing Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence.’ Over 60 facility maintenance work units, at region, group and team levels, are evaluated at on-site visits using the Scoreboard criteria.
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Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management

Author: Terry Wireman

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131685

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 5391

Maintenance is a unique business process. To be successfully managed, it requires an approach different from other business processes. Unlike any other reference in its field, this book provides a framework for managing maintenance with options that allow decision makers to select the most successful ways to manage their businesses. In a concise and easy-to-use format, it provides users with all the necessary tools and information needed to properly benchmark their maintenance function. A thorough revision of the author's best selling World Class Maintenance Management, it presents a logical, step-by-step methodology for conducting a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It is certain to be an invaluable resource for maintenance managers, plant engineers, operations managers and plant managers.
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Practical software maintenance

best practices for managing your software investment

Author: Thomas M. Pigoski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471170013

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4797

Overview of software maintenance; Why maintenance is expensive; Evolution of software processes and models; A recommended sofwate maintenance process; Pre-delivery software maintenance activities; Planning, parts I & II: the maintenance concept and the maintenance plan; Planning, part III: resources; Transition; Transition experiences, part I; Transition experiences, part II; Setting up the software maintenance organization; Tools and environment; Software maintenance metrics; Software maintenance metrics experiences; Maintainability; Sofwtare maintenance management; Education and training; Impact of object oriented technology on software maintenance; Software maintenance resources; The future of software maintenance; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices

Author: John G. Salek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471741914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7346

Praise for Accounts Receivable Management BestPractices "An excellent reference tool on how to manage the accountsreceivable process for any company. The use of real-life examplesmakes the concepts easy to understand. I recommend the book toanyone who wants to improve cash flow and reduce bad debtloss." —Michael E. Beaulieu, Senior Vice President, Finance CardinalHealth "Rather than simply explaining how to get the greatest returnfrom an investment in accounts receivable, John G. Salek revealshow companies shoot themselves in the foot when management setspolicies and procedures without consideration of the impact on cashflow. Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices isn't just forcredit and collection professionals who often spend more timecleaning up process errors and other corporate 'garbage,' insteadof managing risk. It should be required reading for C-levelexecutives, the sales staff, operations managers, and anybody elsewhose job impacts the order-to-cash cycle." —David Schmidt, Principal, A2 Resources Coauthor of PowerCollecting: Automation for Effective Asset Management "Enhancing a company's competitive profile is all about givingenough customers the right product, at the right price, at theright time. This author's real-world approach to accomplishing thisgoal through the prism of receivables management makes this book amust-read for those companies looking to make their mark as anorganization that cares about its customers as well as their ownneed to produce financial results." —Bruce C. Lynn, Managing Director The Financial ExecutivesConsulting Group, LLC "I have worked with John Salek since 1992, both as his clientand as a project manager working with his organization. Hisknowledge of receivables management . . . the technology, theprocesses, and the formula for success . . . are unsurpassed in thefield." —Stephen L. Watts, Manager, Global Receivables (retired)General Electric Medical Systems "Mr. Salek has written a masterpiece on the intricacies andmanagement of the accounts receivable portfolio. I would recommendthis book to CFOs, controllers, treasurers, credit managers, andsmall business owners." —Steve Kozack, Credit Manager Lennox Hearth Products "Written by an author who has been in the trenches and citesactual examples. This is not written in theory, but frompractice." —Milt Dardis, Collection Consultant Dardis &Associates
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Forsthoffer's Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery

Author: William E. Forsthoffer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080966772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 2504

Optimize plant asset safety and reliability while minimizing operating costs with this invaluable guide to the engineering, operation and maintenance of rotating equipment Based upon his multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery summarises, expands and updates the content from these previous books in a convenient all-in-one volume. Offering comprehensive technical coverage and insider information on best practices derived from lessons learned in the engineering, operation and maintenance of a wide array of rotating equipment, this new title presents: A unique "Best Practice" and "Lessons Learned" chapter framework, providing bite-sized, troubleshooting instruction on complex operation and maintenance issues across a wide array of industrial rotating machinery. Five chapters of completely new material combined with updated material from earlier volumes, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently available. Intended for maintenance, engineering, operation and management, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery is a one-stop resource, packed with a lifetime’s rotating machinery experience, to help you improve efficiency, safety, reliability and cost. A unique "Lessons Learned/Best Practices" component opens and acts as a framework for each chapter. Readers not only become familiar with a wide array of industrial rotating machinery; they learn how to operate and maintain it by adopting the troubleshooting perspective that the book provides Five chapters of completely new material combined with totally updated material from earlier volumes of Forsthoffer’s Handbook make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently Users of Forsthoffer’s multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks now have an updated set, with expanded coverage, all in one convenient, reasonably-priced volume
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Configuration Management Best Practices

Practical Methods that Work in the Real World (Adobe Reader)

Author: Bob Aiello,Leslie Sachs

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321699954

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 2634

Successfully Implement High-Value Configuration Management Processes in Any Development Environment As IT systems have grown increasingly complex and mission-critical, effective configuration management (CM) has become critical to an organization’s success. Using CM best practices, IT professionals can systematically manage change, avoiding unexpected problems introduced by changes to hardware, software, or networks. Now, today’s best CM practices have been gathered in one indispensable resource showing you how to implement them throughout any agile or traditional development organization. Configuration Management Best Practices is practical, easy to understand and apply, and fully reflects the day-to-day realities faced by practitioners. Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs thoroughly address all six “pillars” of CM: source code management, build engineering, environment configuration, change control, release engineering, and deployment. They demonstrate how to implement CM in ways that support software and systems development, meet compliance rules such as SOX and SAS-70, anticipate emerging standards such as IEEE/ISO 12207, and integrate with modern frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT, and CMMI. Coverage includes Using CM to meet business objectives, contractual requirements, and compliance rules Enhancing quality and productivity through lean processes and “just-in-time” process improvement Getting off to a good start in organizations without effective CM Implementing a Core CM Best Practices Framework that supports the entire development lifecycle Mastering the “people” side of CM: rightsizing processes, overcoming resistance, and understanding workplace psychology Architecting applications to take full advantage of CM best practices Establishing effective IT controls and compliance Managing tradeoffs and costs and avoiding expensive pitfalls Configuration Management Best Practices is the essential resource for everyone concerned with CM: from CTOs and CIOs to development, QA, and project managers and software engineers to analysts, testers, and compliance professionals.
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Supply Chain Management Best Practices

Author: David Blanchard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470609590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3406

Learn what it takes to develop and have a "best-in-class" supply chain This new edition shows you how to build supply chains that work by illustrating how leading companies are doing it. Identifying world-class supply chains in more than a dozen different industries and explaining in detail how these companies got to where they are, this essential book reveals the proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics used by leading companies to design their extended enterprises. Identifies proven strategies, solutions, and performance metrics for supply chain management best practice benchmarks Shows how to manage supply chains in a global marketplace and how to choose third-party providers New edition includes new chapters on green supply chains and lean supply chains, and expanded analysis of emerging technologies Includes coverage of supply chain metrics, planning and forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, globalization, customer service, collaboration, security, and workforce management Written by the Editorial Director of Penton Media's Supply Chain Group and a Contributing Editor to IndustryWeek magazine It also offers guidance on the latest technology, green supply chains, going lean, how to choose third-party logistics providers, and how to manage the supply chain in a global environment.
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Project Management - Best Practices

Achieving Global Excellence

Author: Harold R. Kerzner,International Institute for Learning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118000342

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

View: 5804

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Industrial Machinery Repair

Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide

Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080478476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 5960

Industrial Machinery Repair provides a practical reference for practicing plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, physical plant supervisors and mechanical maintenance technicians. It focuses on the skills needed to select, install and maintain electro-mechanical equipment in a typical industrial plant or facility. The authors focuses on "Best Maintenance Repair Practices" necessary for maintenance personnel to keep equipment operating at peak reliability and companies functioning more profitably through reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity and capacity. A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced. If the principles and techniques in this book are followed, it will result in a serious reduction in "self induced failures". In the pocketbook format, this reference material can be directly used on the plant floor to aid in effectively performing day-to-day duties. Data is presented in a concise, easily understandable format to facilitate use in the adverse conditions associated with the plant floor. Each subject is reduced to it simplest terms so that it will be suitable for the broadest range of users. Since this book is not specific to any one type of industrial plant and is useful in any type of facility. The new standard reference book for industrial and mechanical trades Accessible pocketbook format facilitates on-the-job use Suitable for all types of plant facilities
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IT Service Management Best Practices Using IBM SmartCloud Control Desk

Author: Axel Buecker,Bo Batty,Jason Brown,Alex Chung,Samuel Hokama,Aurelien Jarry,Leonardo Matos,Daniel Wiegand,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738438677

Category: Computers

Page: 802

View: 6840

SmartCloud Control Desk is a comprehensive IT Asset and Service Management solution that helps reduce cost and minimize service disruptions. It does so through automated service request handling, efficient change management, and optimized asset lifecycle management across IT and enterprise domains. SmartCloud Control Desk helps to reduce total cost of ownership by using one unified solution to license, install, and manage multiple ITIL processes under one price point. It can also help reduce business risk by using advanced impact analysis and defining automated change procedures that ensure integrity of existing infrastructure while supporting business agility. SmartCloud Control Desk improves efficiency and quality of service by unifying asset, change, and problem management. It lowers cost and mitigates license compliance risk by performing end to end software asset management. It also delivers an adaptive, role-based simplified UI that can be more intuitive for novice users, which reduces training costs, while allowing access from anywhere at anytime through mobile device support that includes BlackBerry, iOS, and Android. In addition, SmartCloud Control Desk supports both a profit center business model for internal IT organizations, and an external Service Provider model. It allows organizations to manage customers and customer agreements and bills for managed assets, usage, and work activities while improving utilization rates and reducing unnecessary purchases by managing the IT asset lifecycle. You can deploy SmartCloud Control Desk in a variety of ways; traditional on-premise, SaaS, VM image. This approach can make it more affordable to meet your current business needs, and seamlessly move between delivery models while keeping the same functionality. This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM SmartCloud® Control Desk product configuration, customization, and implementation best practices.
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Availability Management Best Practice Handbook: Building, Running and Managing Effective Availability Management - Ready to use supporting documents bringing ITIL Theory into Practice

Building, Running and Managing Effective Availability Management - Ready to Use Supporting Documents Bringing Itil Theory Into Practice

Author: Gerard Blokdijk


ISBN: 192152393X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 8634

Availability Management allows organizations to sustain the IT service availability in order to support the business at a justifiable cost. The high-level activities are Realize Availability Requirements, Compile Availability Plan, Monitor Availability, and Monitor Maintenance Obligations. Availability Management is the ability of an IT component to perform at an agreed level over a period of time. This book covers every detail, including some missed in other books. This thorough book provides a clear roadmap to designing, implementing and operating Availability Management. The author leaves no key process out and completely covers everything from initial concept to measuring support effectiveness and process improvement. The book starts with an initial strategy that is focused on planning Availability Management services that are completely aligned to requirements and are based on a mission statement. This business-oriented approach is refreshing and will keep IT grounded in the real reasons for Availability Management. More importantly is the process for careful selection of services to provide. An overly ambitious set of service goals will kill a Availability Management implementation early in its life by offering too much before there is a stable Availability Management process in place. This book is realistic and lays the foundation for a successful implementation. The section on the actual design of the Availability Management structure provides insights and information that can be applied to a large number of solutions. Since Availability Management will be organized in accordance with requirements and unique mission statements, this section of the book is like acatalog of patterns. It has excellent tips on how to best structure Availability Management to meet requirements and mission. The information on accurately estimating staffing requirements is consistent with industry best practices and something that, believe it or not, is often overlooked when Availability Management is established. This book gets into the meat by thoroughly covering the processes that are essential to running Availability Management. There are many topics that stand out as both unique [to books of this genre] and reflect best practices by the best-run Availability Management initiatives. Examples are change control, disaster recovery and vendor management. These topics show that the author not only considers business alignment, but also cross-functional alignment within IT. Professional resources and underlying technology are provided in detail. This book contains an in-depth coverage of operational requirements for Availability Management once it has been implemented. It hits all of the critical success factors, such as performance metrics, service level agreements, communications and internal evaluations. It even has a chapter on marketing, which is something that is important but not often done by most Availability Management initiatives. This proactive approach to keeping users (your customers) informed of new services, accomplishments and tips is excellent and will go a long way towards attaining high customer satisfaction scores - not to mention proving the value of Availability Management to IT and business management. You will find this book to be one of the best for planning and implementing world-class Availability Management.
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Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery

Best Practices and Reliability

Author: Robert M. Gresham,George E. Totten

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420089363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 9348

A-Z Guide for Maximum Cost Reduction and Increased Equipment Reliability To remain globally competitive, today’s manufacturing operations have greatly improved, but there is one last link in the advancement evolution. The reliability of manufacturing equipment must be improved in order to maximize the productive life of the equipment, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs. These are key components to maintaining a smooth work flow and a competitive edge. Written by peer-recognized industry experts, Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery: Best Practices and Reliability provides the necessary tools for maintenance professionals who are responsible for the overall operational functions. With chapters culled from the second edition of the Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 1 and a new introductory chapter, this more specialized and focused work supplies critical lubrication information that can be used on a daily basis to achieve greater machine reliability. Incorporating lean methods, this resource can be used by everyone involved in the production process, from supervisors to floor personnel. Recommended for STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist® Certification In addition to lubrication program development and scheduling, this volume also covers critical elements of the reliability equation, such as: Deterioration detection and measurement Lubrication cleanliness and contamination control Environmental implications of various lubricants Energy conservation Storage and handling Recycling of used oils This book fills a niche by specifically and comprehensively focusing on lubrication as part of the overall maintenance program. Under the editorial guidance of two of the most respected names in the field, this seminal work is destined to become an industry standard.
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Mastering IT Project Management

Best Practices, Tools and Techniques

Author: Murali Chemuturi

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270780

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6939

In previous years, setting up IT infrastructure involved just the preparation of the data center. It has become much more complex and evolved today. The infrastructure includes not only the data center facility, but also the entire organization by providing internet connectivity to customers, vendors, and company executives on the move. Mastering IT Project Management is the first book to detail how to create IT infrastructure rather than simply describe how to manage the IT function or software development. This unique and comprehensive reference covers all aspects needed to successfully manage this type of project in an organization. J. Ross Publishing offers an add-on at a nominal cost — Downloadable, customizable tools and templates ready for immediate implementation.
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Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations

Best Practices and Health Monitoring

Author: Pradip Chanda,Suparna Mukhopaddhyay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132227220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 9819

This book illustrates operation and maintenance practices/guidelines for economic generation and managing health of a thermal power generator beyond its regulatory life. The book provides knowledge for professionals managing power station operations, through its unique approach to chemical analysis of water, steam, oil etc. to identify malfunctioning/defects in equipment/systems much before the physical manifestation of the problem. The book also contains a detailed procedure for conducting performance evaluation tests on different equipment, and for analyzing test results for predicting maintenance requirements, which has lent a new dimension to power systems operation and maintenance practices. A number of real life case studies also enrich the book. This book will prove particularly useful to power systems operations professionals in the developing economies, and also to researchers and students involved in studying power systems operations and control.
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Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling

Author: Ralph Peters

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 012398291X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 1692

Written specifically for the oil and gas industry, Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling provides maintenance managers and engineers with the tools and techniques to create a manageable maintenance program that will save money and prevent costly facility shutdowns. The ABCs of work identification, planning, prioritization, scheduling, and execution are explained. The objective is to provide the capacity to identify, select and apply maintenance interventions that assure an effective maintenance management, while maximizing equipment performance, value creation and opportune and effective decision making. The book provides a pre- and post- self-assessment that will allow for measure competency improvement. Maintenance Managers and Engineers receive an expert guide for developing detailed actions including repairs, alterations, and preventative maintenance. The nuts and bolts of the planning, estimating, and scheduling process for oil and gas facilities Step-by-step maintenance guide will provide long-term, results-based operational services Case studies based on the oil and gas industry
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Technology Best Practices

Author: Robert H. Spencer,Randolph P. Johnston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471432636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1218

Offers access to web site containing sample planning templates, contingency plans, policies, annual inventory worksheet, and Help Desk. Includes strategic technology planning, and managing and training techniques Shows how to apply technology tools to improve business.
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