What Michael Phelps Can Teach Us About Training and Talent Management
Achieving your personal best is about aptitude, interest, willingness, and a passion to succeed under the guidance of dedicated coaches and mentors. How can we instill our youth with a vision to succeed and a passion for a career that aligns with our business goals?
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.
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Integrating TPM with Lean, Existing Systems, and Organizations
This presentation focuses on the confusion about and barriers to Total Productive Maintenance principles, in contrast to existing legacy systems and organization structures, and the transformation to Lean Manufacturing. Robert Williamson describes many different proven success factors and common failure modes of TPM. Confusion about "lean" coupled with a "program-of-the-month" apathy and misconceptions about maintenance and TPM all put up barriers to improving overall equipment effectiveness, the original intent of TPM. Whether you call it TPM, Lean Maintenance, or Lean Equipment Management, new methods must be used to eliminate equipment-related losses (wastes) to reduce cost and improve throughput.
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