My Take On Disruptive Passengers

On September 3, 2014 By

Excuse me, do you mind…

Three times in the last week a US based commercial flight has had to make an unscheduled landing as a result of passengers arguing about legroom.  It seems today’s airline passengers are upset with the lack of legroom in the coach cabin. They blame the airlines for continuously [...]

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On a recent WebEx conversation with a Plant Manager, we were discussing who should be on the RCM team that was about to perform their first RCM analysis. I had just stated that we would need two of their most experienced maintenance technicians, folks who would be considered experts in the equipment we were about to [...]

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Are You Engaged?

On August 19, 2014 By


A word that has several meanings, most in fact think of an upcoming wedding, a young couple excited about the idea of getting married, starting a home and a family together and all the exciting things that come with being in love.


But this isn’t the kind of engagement I want [...]

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Following up on the article I wrote on “The 10 Mistakes That Ruin Preventive Maintenance”, here is something that is far worse. While Preventive Maintenance only applies to at best 11% of your components, Predictive Maintenance (PdM) applies to a much larger percentage of your equipment, and it requires a much larger investment in equipment [...]

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I got a call from an old friend a few weeks ago; he had started a job with a new company a couple of years ago in what he thought was a position of influence and two years later he was questioning his decision to accept this position. “I think I have used up the [...]

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I have been working in the field of Maintenance and Reliability for over 30 years now, and I have to say the business has changed significantly in these three decades. 

Improvements in technology have not only automated a large percentage of today’s manufacturing equipment, but we can also use various tools, technologies and equipment to [...]

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At a conference last month someone approached me and asked how he could determine if his companies RCM programs was successful.  I quickly listed out the seven items below and as it turned out he stated that they only satisfied only one of the items on the list.

The reality is a successful RCM [...]

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Things I Learned by 50!

On May 27, 2014 By

Old is relative.

I can remember thinking my dad was old when he turned 50. While I might look old to my kids I don’t feel old. When I look in the mirror each morning I still see the person I saw yesterday and he doesn’t look any older than he did the day before.


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