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7 Simple Questions To Help You Choose the Right Asset Management Metrics

pressure-690161_640The one thing I’ve learned throughout my career in asset management is that if you don’t measure something, people don’t do it. As soon as you stop measuring it, people will quit doing it. You may be measuring something this month and people start gradually improving – then you stop measuring it, and what happens? A month or two later that metric starts going down again.

Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”  – H. James Harrington

So measuring your efforts is essential, but how do you know which metrics to choose?Continue reading

Filed under: Operations

6 Tips to Help You Handle a Disaster

Mainstream Conference speaker Colin Young, recounts a fascinating case study in disaster management. He explains not only how his organisation dealt with a catastrophic breakdown but how they were eventually able to use the situation to strengthen the company’s position. Colin then shares his valuable insights on how to cope when disaster strikes.Continue reading

Filed under: Maintenance & Reliability, Operations, People & Leadership

The Maintenance Supervisor Enigma

Scratching your head on how to get your supervisors out of their desks and out on the floor for more face time with employees? Rex Gallaher, Former Executive Manager, Maintenance Technical Support Center, U.S. Postal Service and Mainstream Conference Speaker, shares his experience of trying to implement changes to encourage this – you may be surprised at the outcome.Continue reading

Filed under: Operations, People & Leadership

Is Your Organisation Shipshape?

If you asked your people this simple question: “If I was able to clap my hands and something magically changes in your organisation, what would you want to change?” would you be surprised by the answer? Rex Gallaher, Former Executive Manager, Maintenance Technical Support Center, US Postal Service and Mainstream Conference speaker, shares his lessons learned from responses to this question.

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Filed under: Operations, People & Leadership

4 Ways to Get the Most From Your Contracting Partners

At a time when cost improvements and productivity are more important than ever, collaboration with your contractors is key says Matt Smith, General Manager – Business Development at ATIVO and Mainstream Conference speaker. Instead of viewing your contractors as just another cost, it makes more sense to turn your contractor engagements into a source of competitive advantage.Continue reading

Filed under: Maintenance & Reliability, Operations, Shutdowns
 
 

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