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Lean Maintenance

  • From Good to Great with Lean Maintenance

    by Christer Idhammar

    Lean manufacturing including lean maintenance has long been a concept both in the United States and in Europe. The concept seems to have increased in popularity in the past five years. Simply put, it can be said that the thought process in the lean concept should result in that those things that need to be delivered are manufactured on time with less resources.

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  • Lean Maintenance I

    by Christer Idhammar

    Lean manufacturing including lean maintenance has long been a concept both in the United States and in Europe. The concept seems to have increased in popularity in the past five years. Simply put, it can be said that the thought process in the lean concept should result in that those things that need to be delivered are manufactured on time with less resources.

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  • Lean Maintenance II

    by Christer Idhammar

    To continue where we ended part I of this series of articles about lean maintenance, I like to give an example on the impact of reliability in a situation where you can not sell everything you manufacture as a result of increased reliability. The example also shows the importance of including the quality component of the reliability formula. 

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  • Lean Maintenance III

    by Christer Idhammar

    In the latest article I mentioned several areas that have to be improved for an organization to become lean. The focus in”lean thinking” is to reduce or eliminate losses. In this column I like to discuss what I call “Lean Shut Down Management.”

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  • Lean Maintenance IV

    by Christer Idhammar

    Basics of Lean and Reliability Based Spare Parts and Materials Management.

    In about 50% of organizations spare parts and materials stores reports to the maintenance organization. In about 50 % of organizations spare parts and materials stores is part of the purchasing function.

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  • Lean on: Manufacturing Reliability

    by Christer Idhammar

    Reliability and maintenance management expert, president of IDCON INC, Christer Idhammar, explains how manufacturing reliability enables cost effective process improvements.

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  • Maintenance Cost and Estimated Replacement Value

    by Torbjörn Idhammar

    Yesterday you were a happy camper.  Today you are told your Maintenance Cost (MC) as a percent of your Estimated Replacement Value (ERV) is 4.9%.  According to Consulting, Inc. and your corporate management 4.9% is way too high.  Good performers are under 3%, some operations are even under 2%.  So, the question is what are you going to do about it Mr. Maintenance Manager?

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