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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 competitionÖ with fewer people than in the past. Learn more

Featured Articles

Life Cycle Reliability, Cost, and Asset Management
What comprises a life cycle of a physical asset from a reliability and cost perspective? Letís look at some of the more important elements of equipment (asset) life cycle that have a direct impact on its life-cycle cost and reliability.
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Is Data a Four-Letter Word?
Data can be the foundation for eliminating problems and improving organizational performance. But itís about more than raw data, databases, or spreadsheets. Itís about using the right data.
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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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