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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



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Maintenance and Reliability Technician Education 20/20
M&R technicians are in alarmingly short supply across North America. Community colleges, technical schools and even our high schools and middle schools must play a pivotal role in preparing students and adults for these essential M&R jobs and careers. Here are 10 building blocks of M&R technician education and training.
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Is Your Hourly Compensation System a Demotivator?
Money motivates us. Or does it? When we receive higher pay, does it motivate us to improve? Not necessarily. When our pay is perceived as subpar, it can be a serious demotivator and affect performance and productivity.
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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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