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Lean Equipment Management

Are you spending too much time focusing on programs and activities at the expense of results?

Equipment-intensive businesses cannot compete without reliable equipment. Improvement programs and activities often take too long and require a leap of faith. Competitive manufacturers and facilities will have to find new, innovative, and increasingly flexible ways to make their equipment more reliable to stay ahead of the competition… with fewer people than in the past. Learn more

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The Quest for Maintenance and Reliability Leaders
We have an opportunity and an obligation to select and develop our future maintenance and reliability leaders. Who are they? Where do they come from? How can we get more of them— grow our own? Is it possible to predict who has the inherent and learned talents to succeed as a maintenance and reliability leader? I believe we can. (Part 1 in our Maintenance and Reliability Leaders series)
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Are We Ready for a Maintenance Paradigm Shift?
The new model for industrial maintenance and repair could launch businesses into a world of high performance and lower operating costs with higher process reliability despite a shrinking workforce. Those who hang onto traditional approaches might not survive. Now is the time to fundamentally rethink the role of maintenance.
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The Racing Theme: About Our Logo

SWS Pit Crew logoMotorsports racing provides us with many models for high-performing organizations. We have learned that championship racing teams practice many of the principles our clients strive for in modern manufacturing and maintenance, from teamwork and leadership to cost effectiveness and equipment reliability and much more. Our ongoing study of championship race teams and pit crews helps us teach our clients to improve their competitiveness and be more effective in their own races.
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