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    Calling in on the Maintenance Doctor

    November 1, 2008 by MRO Magazine

    I met Peter Phillips in 1999 while profiling a maintenance team in a Nova Scotia food processing plant. He had been parachuted in for a few months to bring the plant’s maintenance practices, as one em…

  • The importance of support systems in maintenance

    June 1, 2014 by MRO Magazine

    This month’s column continues an ongoing report about our experiences, assessment and recommendations to improve maintenance and operations at an Ontario food processing plant.

  • Setting goals for maintenance

    February 1, 2014 by MRO Magazine

    This month, we’re taking a break from reporting on the maintenance assessment we are conducting at an Ontario food plant. The plant is still working on the changes we recommended during our previous visit in November. Our next on-site…

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    Cost Catastrophes

    June 1, 2013 by MRO Magazine

    This column in the previous issue talked about maintenance departments not having enough time to do preventive maintenance. This month, we expand on this subject by informing maintenance managers and directors on what is going on in their…

  • Overcoming PM challenges

    April 1, 2013 by MRO Magazine

    I have the opportunity to visit many industrial facilities in the run of a year and get to see many common problems as I work with their maintenance departments. A common issue I see is maintenance departments trying to find the time to do…

  • Overcoming PM challenges

    April 1, 2013 by MRO Magazine

    I have the opportunity to visit many industrial facilities in the run of a year and get to see many common problems as I work with their maintenance departments. A common issue I see is maintenance departments trying to find the time to do…

  • Backing up your CMMS

    April 1, 2013 by MRO Magazine

    Although I have mentioned in this column before how important it is to back up your CMMS database, recent events have brought me to discussing it again.

  • Tip Talk

    February 1, 2013 by MRO Magazine

    Routine care of motors is a familiar-sounding and important part of a maintenance routine, for sure. But did you know that rogue electrical currents can blast bearings, that dust can knock drives offline or that a special screwdriver can keep…

  • Implementing CMMS software

    February 1, 2013 by MRO Magazine

    This is the final segment of an eight-stage program on achieving world-class maintenance. Stage 7 was described in the December 2012 issue of Machinery & Equipment MRO and examined the establishment of maintenance systems. This issue offers…

  • Maintenance 101: Getting ahead of breakdowns

    April 1, 2012 by MRO Magazine

    If you have been following the past three articles of Maintenance 101, you’ll know we’ve been exploring the basics of world-class maintenance (if you missed them, you can find them online at www.mromagazine.com).

  • Analyzing breakdowns

    February 1, 2012 by MRO Magazine

    ow we are going to learn how to find the root cause of equipment failures. So far in Maintenance 101, we’ve covered: Stage 1 – Preparing for Professional Maintenance (Nov. 2011 issue, page 28), and Stage 2 – Equipment…

  • Getting to know your equipment

    December 1, 2011 by MRO Magazine

    In the previous issue (November 2011), we launched this series of eight articles on what is involved in achieving a world-class maintenance (WCM) department. Stage 1 explored the eight activities necessary to prepare for professional…

  • How to Achieve World-Class Maintenance

    November 1, 2011 by MRO Magazine

    In this issue, I am beginning a series of eight articles that will explore what many companies would like to achieve – a world-class maintenance department.

  • Solving the data entry problem

    June 1, 2011 by MRO Magazine

    Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) continues to grow in popularity as more maintenance departments  realize the power these programs possess. As well, manufacturing, government and public facilities are finding more uses…

  • Training Tips

    April 1, 2011 by MRO Magazine

    Now that our Canadian economy has started to take wings again, budget restraints are easing to allow some spending on CMMS training and other people-development activities. This month, I am going to lay out some important planning tools to…

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    What’s Bugging You?

    December 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    In the past month or so, I’ve heard a lot of CMMS users complain about small issues regarding their software. Overall, they are happy with how the software performs, but the small issues and glitches are driving them crazy. Subsequently, the…

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    Maintenance getting the attention it deserves

    December 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    Here’s what I have seen over the past 25 years. For many years, maintenance departments have been seen as a necessary cost to keep the equipment operating and in good enough condition to serve its pur…

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    It all started with a screwdriver

    November 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    This month, I’d like to focus on a tool that has been in use since the 1950s. In its early days, it was compared to the common screwdriver. In fact, the screwdriver helped to develop the parameters we use with this tool to determine the…

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    Document DILEMMA

    September 1, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    Have you ever wondered what to do with the many documents and folders filled with reference material that belong to your equipment and maintenance activities?Until you actually take a few minutes to list all those documents, you probably…

  • MRO magazine wins Gold!

    June 2, 2010 by MRO Magazine

    Toronto, ON — Our award-winning tradition continued yet again this year as Machinery & Equipment MRO rece…