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Articles on Maintenance Performance Measurement and Benchmarking

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An Introduction to the Maintenance Scorecard This is a longer article than our normal article - in fact, it is the first chapter of Daryl Mather's new book - The Maintenance Scorecard. This book tackles the issue of alignment of asset management with other areas of corporate activity, and this first chapter sets the scene - outlining the key issues, and explaining how a structured approach to measuring maintenance performance assists with creating this alighment. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Application Of Belt Winder For Conveyor Replacements In Coal Handling Plants Of Thermal Power Stations This paper focuses on the application of belt winders for conveyor replacement. A belt winder, which is proposed in this paper, should be designed with proper accessories for replacement of conveyors. The system which is introduced in this paper minimizes time and manpower by developing a system to remove old conveyor and inserting new belting with less time and manpower - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Benchmark definitions Published by the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies
Benchmarking as a Maintenance Performance Measurement and Improvement Technique Benchmarking is increasingly being viewed as one of a number of important business improvement tools that any organisation should have in its kit bag. In this article, Sandy Dunn of Assetivity (and the webmaster of the Plant Maintenance Resource Center) discusses benchmarking in an equipment maintenance context - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Data...Data...Data Turning data into useful information is the key to making critical equipment reliable
Developing KPIs - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Developing Performance Indicators for Managing Maintenance Developing Performance Indicators for Managing Maintenance provides the key details on how to measure and improve one of the most important functions in an organization today:
Don't Be Misled by O.E.E. Overall equipment effectiveness has been used as one of the more important maintenance metrics since Total Productive Maintenance came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. But it has also been misused and has caused confusion.
Equipment Management Metrics Equipment management metrics are used to assess system or equipment reliability and maintainability and identify problems within a plant / division or business unit of a company, but also globally in comparison with other competing companies. But are reliability and maintainability the best standards for measuring equipment effectiveness? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Front Line Leadership and Performance Indicators You can develop, document, and preach your improvement plans as much as you want, but if that does not result in better front line maintenance performance, you have just wasted money and time. The front line of maintenance includes supervisors, planners, and craftspeople; all others in the maintenance organization exist to support this front line.
How to Measure Performance--A Handbook of Techniques and Tools The Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Performance-Based Management Special Interest Group (PBM SIG) was chartered to foster continuous improvement and facilitate the use of performance-based management techniques within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) community.This handbook has been compiled by the PBM SIG to provide reference material to assist in the development, utilization, evaluation, and interpretation of performance measurement techniques and tools to support the efficient and effective management of operations.
Improve the Downtime Tracking System and Establish an RCFA Process Have you validated the downtime tracking process? Does your system track any and all reason for equipment downtime, reduction in equipment rate, and losses due to poor quality or yield? Does a cross-functional team validate the downtime log? What steps have you taken to ensure that there are no ‘CYA games’ being played by maintenance, operations, or any other functional area in regard to who is responsible for the mitigation of these production losses? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Key Performance Indicators - Measuring and Managing the Maintenance Function This paper deals with the identification of key performance indicators for the maintenance function, by first looking at the ways that maintenance performance metrics relate to manufacturing metrics. Since performance measurements for maintenance must include both results metrics and metrics for the process that produces the results, this document presents a representation for the business process for maintenance. The document then identifies typical business process and results metrics that can be used as key performance indicators for the maintenance function. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Maintenance Benchmark ratios
Measuring Reliability Reliability of capital equipment is critical to the success of any manufacturing operation, mobile fleet, facility operation or any combination thereof. How do you accurately go about determining equipment reliability? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Metrics The second force or tool that should be utilized to drive behavior changes towards achieving and sustaining Reliability Excellence success is metrics. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
OEE Industry Standard
Selecting the Right Key Performance Indicators In order to define a complete set of performance measures, companies must ensure that simple, workable measures are in place. The real challenge is not only to select those indicators that satisfy budgetary goals, but also to build the activities needed to meet the levels of asset performance required to meet strategic goals. Selecting the right measures is vital for effectiveness. Even more importantly, the metrics must be built into a performance measurement system that allows individuals and groups to understand how their behaviors and activities are fulfilling the overall corporate goals.
Standardization of Definitions for Benchmarking The desire to engage in collaborative relationships to gain competitive advantage at a global level was the driver for a proposal by the Surface Mining Association for Research and Technology (SMART) to commission a research project intended to enable comparison of equipment performance across the mining industry. As a start point it was decided to focus on the development of common definitions for availability and utilization.
Standardizing Availability Definition Terms, such as "uptime," "downtime," "reliability," "net available time," "total available time,","utilization," etc., are clearly defined before using them. This guideline is designed to eliminate some of the confusion relating to these terms by defining a consistent set of figures of merit relating to manufacturing process and equipment. One such term is "Availability". - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Testing Performance Measures within Maintenance A lean manufacturer operating in the automotive sector is currently participating in research that aims to measure performance of the Maintenance function. This paper discusses this research, which has identified a set of performance measures that can be used to analyse the impact of lean thinking within the Maintenance function - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
The 5 Reasons Companies do not Measure Reliability Most companies don’t measure mean time between failures (MTBF), even though it’s the most basic measurement that quantifies reliability. MTBF is the average time an asset functions before it fails. So, why don’t they measure MTBF?
The Maintenance Scorecard - Creating Strategic Advantage This is the first book to seriously tackle the subject of bringing asset management into line with other areas of corporate activity. Through a unique adaptation of the balanced scorecard approach to asset management, it provides a structured approach for both the development of strategy and its implementation. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
The Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Up-Time and How to Reduce Downtime: Downtime Measuring and Reduction Downtime tracking information is essential to correct ongoing machinery problems and deficiencies, and to fine-tune the maintenance and operations management systems. Many facilities do not measure downtime and if they do, they often miss opportunities that can help the plant in larger ways than correcting one downtime event. - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Using Overall Equipment Effectiveness: the Metric and the Measures OEE was not designed to make comparisons from machine-to-machine, plant-to-plant, or company-to-company, but it has evolved to these common levels of misuse. What was the original intent of Overall Equipment Effectiveness as a metric and a measure?
What Gets Measured Gets Done Data, metric, measures, assessments, evaluations, scorecards, progress reports… Why is it that so often we get hung up on metrics and measuring things to the point that we sometimes lose track of measuring what really matters?
What is the True Downtime Cost? - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

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