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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 competitionů with fewer people than in the past. Learn more



Featured Articles

Mainstream 2014 Shares Vision for Reliability
The first Mainstream North America conference, held in Texas in June, focuses on asset management. This article discusses some compelling insights from respected practitioners in the world of plant operations, maintenance, reliability, and more.
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TPM for Asset Management Systems
The ISO 55000 standard released this year outlines the requirements for an asset management system. But if you can't make Total Productive Maintenance work in your plant, you will struggle with ISO 55000. Why? Because TPM goes beyond defining what an asset management system is to outline how to establish one. In this article, we explore the first pillar of TPM: improving equipment effectiveness by targeting the major losses.
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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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