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I want my customers to be successful, every one of them. Yet there are times I can see the writing on the wall and I know as hard as I might try to show them a clear path to what it takes to be successful they have their own plan. Some of them are so […]

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How to Keep Your Best People

On August 19, 2015 By

Those who know me well know I am a voracious reader. From newspapers and magazines to business related books and novels it’s a rare site to find me without my Kindle or some type of printed reading material. Lately I have noticed a number of articles on the reasons why your best employees are leaving […]

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Safety is a Lifestyle!

On June 16, 2015 By

Something to think about in a day and age when most companies post their Mission, Vision and Goals on the company web page.  Do we really stand behind these statements and demonstrate the behaviors that clearly show we are willing to do what it takes to create a safe workplace?



If […]

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I was recently at a client site discussing the upfront work that goes into performing a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis as well as putting together a charter for the company managers and RCM team to review, agree to, and sign when someone in the room finally had the nerve to speak up.



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RCM Leaders & RCM Followers

On April 28, 2015 By

Funny how times change.  When I first began speaking at conferences in 1999 some of the statements I made regarding how to most effectively manage a Reliability Centered Maintenance program were publically criticized by practitioners of other methodologies.  Sixteen years later it seems that those who were at first critical of RCM Blitz™ seem to […]

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When I entered the working world in February of 1981 I was ready to set the world on fire, I had been hired into an apprentice program at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York and while some would recognize this as an entry level position, I was determined to make a difference in […]

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Having visited hundreds of manufacturing plants in the last 15 years, someone recently asked me if there were any traits the most reliable plants all had in common. I have listed below the top 5 signs of a reliable plant.

Sign 1 – The plant is clean! The plants that are top performers are clean […]

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As I sat eating lunch today I made the decision to multitask, eat lunch with one and use the other to click through social media on my phone. The next thing I knew I was turning my face into a wall a using my napkin to wipe away the tears that had begun to leak […]

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Clean, Green and Reliable

On November 20, 2014 By

I first became interested in manufacturing reliability nearly twenty years ago working as a maintenance mechanic who had a personal interest in improving the reliability of individual assets by searching through our maintenance history for areas where we were spending the most time and money in regard to emergency/demand work orders.  Using the history we […]

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