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  2. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

    1. Planning & Scheduling

      Want to know how to make sure the right work gets done, by the right people at the right time using the right tools? Or want to discuss how to increase your workforce by 35% without hiring anyone? This is the place to be.

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    2. Defect Elimination & Root Cause Analysis

      The place to talk about everything from RCA tools & techniques like 5 WHYs, Apollo, or Fishbones to culture change using a Defect Elimination program involving your frontline teams. The motto of this area is simple: “fix it forever, stop forever fixing”!

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    3. Preventive Maintenance

      Make your plant more reliable with less maintenance. Here we dive into everything you need to setup a highly effective and efficient preventive maintenance program. RCM, FMEA, RBI, PMO you name it.

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    4. Leadership & Culture

      The single biggest issue for most maintenance & reliability professionals is changing the culture and effectively engaging leadership. Share your thought and experience or simply ask for help!

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    5. Plant & Equipment

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    • Hi @Gladiator, theoretically you could of course only include failures that related to maintenance in an MTBF calculation, but I would not recommend it for a few reasons: most failures have multiple causes and you will likely find that you have failures where maintenance contributed to the failure but might not have been the immediate 'trigger'. I feel you could waste a lot of time debating which failure to include or not using a jointly owned metric like MTBF, or uptime, can be very useful to build collaboration between departments because they are now all working to a joint goal i.e. to increase MTBF or uptime separating your KPI like this may lead to maintenance not getting involved in equipment that has a low MTBF just not due to maintenance issues. Imagine you have a category of equipment that has a lot of design issues and therefore experiences a low MTBF. That low MTBF would be owned by engineering given that it's due to design, but who has to make the frequent repairs? Maintenance and so it should be of great interest to you to reduce those defects and stop the recurrent repairs, but the way the MTBF metric is being used it may just lead to "well thats an engineering problem" ... Please do let us know which way you go with this.   PS. Would you mind changing your name to your real name at least your first name? I really prefer to keep this forum as supportive and friendly as possible and addressing each other by our names is always helpful in that. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Welcome @Cornelius Mpesi, great to have you part of this community and looking forward to hearing more from you.
    • Gents, I have question regarding to MTBF.if equipment has several breakdown some related to ( Maintenance or operation & other departments) & I want to calculate MTBF due maintenance issue as a maintenance  KPI .. is that will be ok ??    also if i calculate weekly MTBF for equipment.& i have only one failure.how do i calculate it?? Thank you
    • Hie, my name is Cornelius Mpesi, maintenance profession from Malawi.  I love solving problems head on. "Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." - Henry J. Kaiser
    • The major issue encountered  is the non availability of the line on time, for instance planned maintenance is scheduled for 7am tomorrow, but as at 7am. The line is still running with the excuse that product should be completely run out before maintenance could start, eventually leading to delay in starting a job, and also line unsafe to immediately start maintenance. 
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