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  1. Eric, Well said. The foundation is the most important starting point! I have started a new position for a window manufacturer and within the first week it was so obvious that the plant has massive issues to address. After being here for 2 + months I have had a conversation with the plant manager and gave him the " no sugar coating" update of all the issues found and possible solutions thereof. Like the message you have brought forth " Back to basics". Jim
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  2. Hi @Hadwll, just saw your post and thought I share my experiences. Firstly how big is your organisation? I mean are you talking about hundreds of maintenance staff deployed over multiple sites? In case your organisation is smaller, say 50 staff, I wouldn't bother naming the thing. Instead I would focus on the basics and try to master them. This means have good planners who really know the plant and therefore do the right thing (as opposed to do the things right). After your planners have identified the true scope and required parts for the job you will need to schedule it most appropriately. This means to have a framework that allows you to rank your jobs by urgency and criticality. For this @Erik Hupje has mentioned a very useful tool he used to use. For many organisations these two basics are not well executed causing maintenance expenses to 'unexpectedly' increase. However, for large organisations (army, car manufacturing, aviation) the typical 80% rule might not be enough. In aviation for instance, where you expect maximum levels of utilisation and availability, you simply need to expand your measures beyond said two basics. Otherwise your maintenance becomes too expensive. This is why RCM got introduced and to this day only really works in that context. Why? Because they did do the basics right and also did the implementation to 101% (you know what I mean). There is many organisations with bad experiences from RCM implementation. Mainly due to not being 'ready' in first place:) Now why am I saying all this you may wonder. Simple answer. TPM is very similar in that it does also require the organisation to be ready. Once successfully implemented you will have operators conducting "first line maintenance" which is exactly what is meant by involving staff or raise awareness. And yes I have seen this working in the army maintenance. We had proud tank operators who would make sure their tank stayed in good condition. So let me ask you again. How big is your organisation and are you ready? Cheers, Eric
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  3. @Erik Hupje Thank you for your response. I have a mechanical engineering background and have in the past mainly in worked as a lecturer with an emphasis on power plant performance improvements. I am basically now transitioning into the reliability engineering field. So, I will say I am fairly new to the area. Also, grateful for the tips on questions I could ask. Thank you
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  4. Thank you Erik fr the invitation. I am Isagani Caesar from Philippines. I am a Mechanical Engineer and been working for 5 years in different Industries. I am well-versed in Construction, Boiler operations and Maintenance, Automotive (Light and Heavy Equipment), Industrial Equipments, Electronics, Industrial, Building and Automotive Electricity, Hydraulics, Maintenance, Planning and in Management Aspects. I am currently working as a Maintenance Supervisor in a Motorpool of a Power Generation Industry. Nice knowing you all.
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  5. Hi and thank you for the invite My name is Adam Coville, I have been an electrician for 12 years. I received my training and first 7 years of experience as an Aviation Electrician's Mate in the US Navy. Before separating I was qualified on 6 different fixed-wing multi-engine jet aircraft and supervised the night shift of the electrician work center. AEs are responsible for autopilot, instrumentation, flight control, lighting, electrical power generation and numerous other aircraft systems. Since separation I've been working as an ROV Pilot / Technician, and would gladly have kept doing that if the price of oil had supported it. Most recently I worked as an electrician an automated aluminum finishing plant in Upstate NY. I have been exposed to a broad range of technologies in the private sector concerning high-voltage power transmission and PLCs. Happy to share what I know and have a place to air the real brainbusters Adam
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  6. Okay Mr. Erik, will always rush you the feedbacks. Thanks for the support.
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  7. Thank you Eric for the invitation. Hello everyone. I'm Ganesh from India. I recently joined the steel industry as a mechanical maintenance engineer. I work at Tata Steel Kalinganagar. This is a great initiative and I am so glad to be a part of this community. I hope we're all going to have a great discussions here Cheers.
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