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    Enabling Conversations

    One of the challenges in keeping up with trends for operational excellence is getting straight talk from people within your own organization. Tomorrow’s problems will most likely not be solved with today’s thinking. Consequently, it may behoove top management to seek opinions from those that will share daring alternatives to the status quo.
    George Day, a professor at [...]

    Identifying Autonomous Maintenance Tasks

    We recently had the opportunity to participate in the commissioning of a new production line for a major food manufacturer. One of our tasks was to identify the Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks that would be the starting point for all routine activities at start-up.
    We and the client recognized that creating PM tasks and frequencies was [...]