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    Equipment Bill Of Materials=Improved Maintenance Effectiveness

    A Bill Of Materials (BOM) is a listing of component parts for a piece of equipment. In the CMMS system it is kept as part of the equipment file. An accurate BOM has two main uses in the maintenance function:

    It is used by maintenance planners to aid in identifying parts required and in knowing if [...]

    Is Your CMMS Your Most Underutilized Tool?

    As a leader in the maintenance function, you have many “tools” in your toolbox. Some you think of as skills, like management know-how. Others you think of as processes, the way you run your business. One of the most important tools at your disposal is your CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System). Yet we find, more [...]

    Minor Stops- Do You Know If You Have A Problem?

    Many plants lose 10% to 15% of their productive capacity to minor stoppages. These are events that last from 30 seconds to 5 minutes or so and often are recurring. The causes for the downtime can range from minor maintenance issues to adjustments to materials variation and on and on. These minor stoppages are difficult [...]

    Lean: Proven Techniques or Half Baked “Baloney”

    Lean: Proven Techniques or Half Baked Bologna
    Creating the True Learning Organization