Fundamentals of Preventive Maintenance

 Fundamentals of Preventive Maintenance

Author: John M. Gross
Pub Date: February 2006
Print Edition: $39.95
Print ISBN: 9780814473894
Page Count: 224
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814426807

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A 7-step maintenance management program designed to keep any manufacturing facility running smoothly -- by keeping its equipment up and running.

Plant engineers and maintenance managers know from experience: All manufacturing equipment will break down, often at the worst possible moment. To survive in today’s lean-and-mean manufacturing environment, companies must head off these breakdowns with a preventive-maintenance management program that is both systematic and flexible -- and geared toward minimizing downtime and maximizing equipment life.

Fundamentals of Preventive Maintenance provides readers with an easy-to-follow, economically sensible maintenance and workorder management program. This results-driven guidebook outlines a 7-step process for designing and implementing the program, describing what needs to be done -- and why. Designed to transform an often unwieldy program into one that can be effectively managed, it provides hands-on techniques for:

* Establishing critical scheduling protocols

* Managing the daily workorder schedule

* Developing and issuing preventive maintenance workorders

* Monitoring the program and making improvements

About the Author

John M. Gross (Washington, MO) is a licensed professional engineer and Six Sigma Blackbelt. He regularly writes productivity-based articles for international trade magazines and journals.

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