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Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices

Drawing upon the author's many years of shop floor and management experience in a variety of industries, this bestseller is designed to provide a basic yet thorough understanding of Maintenance and Reliability "Best Practices." This book recognizes that to implement best practices requires a workforce with a thorough understanding and knowledge of Maintenance and Reliability principles and the available technologies. But implementation is not as simple as just putting something new into effect. To truly implement a best practice requires learning, relearning, benchmarking, and realizing better ways of ensuring high reliability and availability of equipment and systems. This book explains and supports this ongoing process, and is an essential guide and reference for everyone who wants to ensure that their company's assets are operating as and when needed and at reasonable cost. It is ideal for designers who design the equipment; operators who operate; and maintainers who maintain, as well as warehouse and store personnel who procure and supply materials; engineers who improve the reliability; and human resource professionals who provide and arrange for a work force. Students specializing in the M&R field will also benefit, and a special student workbook (ISBN 9780831134358) will be published for the first time.
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Table of Contents

Introducing Best Practices - What Is a Best Practice. Understanding Maintenance and Reliability. Examples of Maintenance and Reliability Benchmarks. Basic Test on Maintenance and Reliability Knowledge. Key Terms and Definitions. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Culture and Leadership - Introduction. Leadership and Organizational Culture. Strategic Framework: Vision, Mission, and Goals. Reliability Culture. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Understanding Maintenance - Introduction. Maintenance Work Tasks. Other Maintenance Practices. Maintenance Quality and Tasks Optimization. Measuring Maintenance Performance. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Work Management: Planning and Scheduling - Introduction. Work Flow and Roles. Planning Process. Scheduling Process. Turnaround and Shutdowns. Measures of Performance. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Materials, Parts, and Inventory Management - Introduction. Types of Inventory. Physical Layout and Storage Equipment. Optimizing Tools and Techniques. Performance Measures and Indicators. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Measuring and Designing for Reliability and Maintainability - Introduction. Defining and Measuring Reliability and Other Terms. Designing and Building for Maintenance and Reliability. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. The Role of Operations - Introduction. The Role of Operations. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Workplace Organization: 5 S. Performance Measures: Metrics. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. PM Optimization - Introduction. Understanding Failure. PM Optimizing Tools. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Managing Performance - Introduction. Identifying Performance Measures. Benchmarking and Benchmarks. Data Collection and Data Quality. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Workforce Management - Introduction. Employee Life Cycle. Understanding the Generation Gap. People Development. Workforce Management. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. M & R Analysis Tools - Introduction. Analysis Tools. Computerized Maintenance Management System. Summary. References and Suggested Reading. Current Trends and Practices - Arc Flash Hazards and Prevention. Communication and Problem Solving Skills. Energy Conservation and Green Initiative. Lean Management and Maintenance. Safety and Reliability. Systems Engineering and Configuration Management. References and Suggested Reading. Answer Key and Explanations. Supplemental Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Ramesh Gulati is currently Asset Management and Reliability Planning Manager with the Aerospace Testing Alliance at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Arnold AFB, TN. He is responsible for creating a reliability culture across AEDC and for building and designing reliability into new systems. Previously, he held various maintenance, engineering, and management positions at AEDC, Carrier Air Conditioning Corp., True Temper Corp., Bethlehem Steel, and Heavy Engineering Corporation's Foundry Forge Plant.Ramesh is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), and a registered Professional Engineer (PE). He holds BSME, MSIE, and MBA degrees, is very active in professional societies and has authored many professional papers. Currently, for SMRP, he serves as Certification Committee chair and was director of Certification and Standards, Best Practices, Body of Knowledge, and a Board member. He also serves as an advisory Board member for the University of Tennessee's Reliability & Maintenance Center (RMC). He is a member of Association of Maintenance Professionals (AMP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE). Recently, Ramesh served as a U.S. delegate to the ISO/PC251 committee, supporting development of a new Asset Management Standard.

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