Description : With its easy-to-read writing style, Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management provides a strong yet practical foundation on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). This comprehensive practical guide departs from the wait-failure-emergency repair cycle that plagues many industries today. Instead, this text takes a proactive and productive maintenance approach, focusing on how to avoid failure in the first place. By using real-world case studies in every chapter, the author reinforces the importance of sound and proactive maintenance practices. The use of end-of-chapter problems and discussion questions helps to solidify concepts presented. Productivity and Reliability-Based Maintenance Management is a powerful educational tool for students as well as maintenance professionals and managers. This volume was previously published under the same title in 2004 by Pearson Education, and has been reprinted with permission through an arrangement with the author.
Description : Maintenance has become one of the most important aspects of industrial activities. It directly affects quality, productivity, profit, safety and environment. This compact yet comprehensive book deals with almost all the maintenance systems available in literature. These systems are divided into groups and subgroups, and the text gives, for better understanding, a comparison of these on the basis of their advantages and disadvantages. Besides, the text discusses the methods of selecting a maintenance system for industrial plants as well as for individual equipment. It focuses on the policies, strategies and options that can be adopted for selecting a proper maintenance system. KEY FEATURES : Presents the maintenance system in the form of a simple and logical flow chart that is easy to understand, follow and use. Discusses Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), and Quality Maintenance (QM). Describes the various systems along with explanation, comparison and stages. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Engineering (Mechanical/Industrial and Production Engineering) and postgraduate students of management. In addition, practising managers should find the book quite useful.
Description : Designed for junior- and senior-level courses in Plant and Facilities Planning and Manufacturing Systems and Procedures, this textbook is also suitable for graduate-level and two-year college courses. The book takes a practical, hands-on, project-oriented approach to exploring the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout. It also introduces state-of-the-art tools including computer simulation. Access to Layout-iQ workspace planning software is included for purchasers of the book. Theoretical concepts are clearly explained and then rapidly applied to a practical setting through a detailed case study at the end of the volume. The book systematically leads students through the collection, analysis, and development of information to produce a quality functional plant layout for a lean manufacturing environment. All aspects of facility design, from receiving to shipping, are covered. In the fifth edition of this successful book, previously published by Prentice Hall, numerous updates and corrections have been made. Also, rather than including brief “case-in-point” examples at the end of each chapter, a single, detailed case study is provided that better exposes students to the multiple considerations that need to be taken into account when improving efficiency in a real manufacturing facility. The textbook has enjoyed substantial international adoptions and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. This replaces the 4th Edition by Prentice Hall (ISBN# 978-0135001059).
Description : To be able to compete successfully both at national and international levels, production systems and equipment must perform at levels not even thinkable a decade ago. Requirements for increased product quality, reduced throughput time and enhanced operating effectiveness within a rapidly changing customer demand environment continue to demand a high maintenance performance. In some cases, maintenance is required to increase operational effectiveness and revenues and customer satisfaction while reducing capital, operating and support costs. This may be the largest challenge facing production enterprises these days. For this, maintenance strategy is required to be aligned with the production logistics and also to keep updated with the current best practices. Maintenance has become a multidisciplinary activity and one may come across situations in which maintenance is the responsibility of people whose training is not engineering. This handbook aims to assist at different levels of understanding whether the manager is an engineer, a production manager, an experienced maintenance practitioner or a beginner. Topics selected to be included in this handbook cover a wide range of issues in the area of maintenance management and engineering to cater for all those interested in maintenance whether practitioners or researchers. This handbook is divided into 6 parts and contains 26 chapters covering a wide range of topics related to maintenance management and engineering.
Description : Edited by an expert in the maintenance field, and with in-depth contributions from professionals in asset maintenance management, as well as consultants, university instructors, and experts in specific maintenance techniques, Asset Maintenance Management contains a wealth of information never before gathered in one package! Providing companies with the methods, strategies, and practices that will help efficiently and effectively direct and shape their asset management operations, this comprehensive reference is sure to be found useful by supervisors, plant managers, and directors who own, manage, or service physical plants.
Description : For too long, maintenance has been regarded as a necessary evil rather than a vital contributor to effective mining operations. Today's enlightened mining managers are realizing that a new approach is urgently needed. An integrated, well-understood, companywide strategy is essential to succeed in today s fiercely competitive, high-stakes marketplace. Equipment Management: Key to Equipment Reliability and Productivity in Mining, Second Edition, explains how to make that strategy come alive. Essential reading for mining professionals, this book shows how to create an environment and a culture that allow maintenance to succeed. Author Paul D. Tomlingson draws on more than 35 years of direct, worldwide maintenance management consulting experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of maintenance programs for heavy industry. He explains how the equipment management strategy successfully focuses the efforts of all mining departments on the essential task of delivering consistently reliable production equipment to better guarantee a profitable operation. Tomlingson offers valuable insights for developing effective preventive measures, scheduling more planned work, and improving productivity, resulting in higher quality work and less cost while reducing unnecessary downtime and avoiding the consequences of failure.
Description : "As the only reference that provides vital information in a concise and easy-to-use format, Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management will provide users with all the necessary tools to be successful in benchmarking maintenance management. As a revision of the author's previously successful resource, World Class Maintenance Management, it presents a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable a company to conduct a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a self analysis, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used the analysis. “This is an excellent reference manual. I believe it should be in the hands of every manager, engineer, and supervisor in the maintenance field.” --James A. Collier, University of Arkansas"
Description : Recent Advances in Maintenance and Infrastructure Management is a collection of papers highlighting the state of the art in maintenance of large structures and management of infrastructures. The papers selected in this book are written by international experts from academia and industry, and were presented during the past three International Conference on Maintenance Management (MM Conferences) held from 2005 to 2007 and organized by CNIM (Italian National Committee for Maintenance). The selected papers are categorized into four thematic areas: 1. reliability and maintenance; 2. mathematical modeling and metrics for maintenance; 3. maintenance management and organization, and; 4. facilities management and contracting. The papers cover topics ranging from embedded sensors for diagnostics of structures to organizational issues related to effective maintenance planning. Recent Advances in Maintenance and Infrastructure Management provides readers with a snapshot of the latest developments in the tools and techniques used to conduct maintenance of complex infrastructures and systems. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in academia and industry involved in planning and deployment of maintenance operations. Additionally, this can serve as a reference text for advanced courses in operations management, and structural health monitoring.
Description : Integrating development processes, policies, and reliability predictions from the beginning of the product development lifecycle to ensure high levels of product performance and safety, this book helps companies overcome the challenges posed by increasingly complex systems in today’s competitive marketplace. Examining both research on and practical aspects of product quality and reliability management with an emphasis on applications, the book features contributions written by active researchers and/or experienced practitioners in the field, so as to effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice and address new research challenges in reliability and quality management in practice. Postgraduates, researchers and practitioners in the areas of reliability engineering and management, amongst others, will find the book to offer a state-of-the-art survey of quality and reliability management and practices.