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Original date: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Equipment Reliability has been a hot topic for years, yet many companies struggle to achieve this goal. This presentation is about maintenance fundamentals and how they affect equipment reliability. The maintenance department will always have lots of priorities on the plate, however in order to deliver equipment reliability there are some basics maintenance battles that must be won. These are not hard battles, they’re not even expensive, however they take some time and a great deal of commitment. These battles are key ingredients that can move the reliability needle in the right direction. The presentation looks at the critical battles all maintenance departments must win. Here are 6 of the simple but well-known categories that will examined during the presentation. 1. Spare Part Storage – Storeroom organization is often overlooked mostly because of the shear amount of work needed to create functional spare parts system. We will look at storeroom best practices and an organizational step by step approach to world class storerooms. 2. Area Improvement Boards – AIBs provided a comprehensive communication tool between operators and maintenance. In this discussion find out this tool can improve equipment reliability in a very simplistic format. 3. Lubrication Standards – Lubrication of the equipment is without a doubt one of the most critical issues of equipment reliability. The need for lubrication has been the single most enduring aspect of maintenance since the industrial revolution. In this critical battle we will look at best practices in lubrication storage and application. 4. Work Order Management - From the time a work order is created until it is populated and closed in a CMMS is a critical to getting work done and recorded. This section of the presentation will explain how to create a work order flow diagram where everyone knows their responsibility the work order flow process as will as best practices for planning and scheduling work orders. 5. Workshop Organization – Maintenance is a professional occupation however we don’t always look that way. See how 5s projects can create a professional looking and functional maintenance area and keep it that way. 6. Maintenance Cultural Change – Maintenance practices and technology are changing quickly. We must prepare and help our maintenance people adapt to changes in how we do things and get their buy in to improve reliability. It is not a complicated process and we will discuss how to help them make the transition.

BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2021
BoK Content Type: 
Presentation Slides
Presentation Paper
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.05 Maintenance Delivery
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
04 Tools and Tactics, 4.3 5S / Housekeeping, 06 Work Management, 6.0 Work Management General, 07 Human Resource Management, 7.2 Education, Training & Development, 7.4 Roles & Responsibilities, 08 Material Resource Mgmt, 8.1 Materials Management, 10 Continuous Improvement, 10.3 Maintenance Management Improvements
Author Title: 
Maintenance Systems Support Manager
Author Employer: 
Certainteed Gypsum Canada
Author Bio: 

Peter Phillips is an industrial maintenance consultant, trainer and program designer with over 40 years of industrial experience. He is the owner and principal consultant of Trailwalk Holdings Ltd. Multi-national corporations as well as smaller independent companies throughout North America and the UK have utilized his maintenance expertise. For the past 5 years as well as running his consulting company he has been the Maintenance System Support Manager responsible for 20 Gyprock manufacturing plants for CertainTeed Gypsum North America.
Peter previously worked 20 years with Michelin Tire in preventive, proactive and reliability-centered maintenance. He has written electrical and mechanical curriculum for the N.S. Community College and acted as the liaison between the private sector and the college to develop their programs to meet workplace demands. For the past 15 years Peter has become a leader in the development of sustainable maintenance practices and support tools. He has focused on helping companies and organizations with maintenance issues that typically reduce their productivity. His down-to-earth practical experience and solutions are fresh off the plant floor.
Peter is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University's adult education program and holds certificates in the Millwright and Industrial Electrical Trades. He has also earned his designation as a Certified Quality Technician from ASQ. Industrial trade magazine, MRO, recognized his considerable knowledge in the field of maintenance management consulting in its June 1999 issue and again Nov. 1 2008. Readers of MRO will also hear Peter in his monthly CMMS column for the magazine. Peter was nominated for the 2009 prestigious Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best How-To Article or Series category for How to Justify a CMMS System Purchase.
Peter’s company specializes in effective and efficient maintenance practices that stand the test of World Class Maintenance initiatives that companies around the globe are trying to achieve. His Mechanics of Maintenance philosophy is to keep every aspect of your maintenance program simple.