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When Maintenance Best Practices Aren't Enough
Cutting costs is not a goal. It is an action taken in the hopes of achieving a short-term business goal--quite often a short-lived goal. While the executives may be preparing for another round of cost-cutting, there may be an even more powerful alternative.

Don't Overlook Spare Parts Reliability
Paying attention to spare parts makes sound business sense. Proactive storeroom management practices coupled with supply chain management can eliminate most of the causes of spare parts failures.

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.

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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Focus on Results and Change the Culture Along the Way (Part 3)

"Here it comes again: another new maintenance program. I wonder how long this one will last?" Have your attempts to improve equipment maintenance and reliability been met with similar reactions? What sets ill-fated attempts apart from the breakthrough improvements that lead to sustainable results and new behaviors?

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