In today's competitive marketplace, the flow of goods and services to customers must not be hindered by obstacles such as maintenance downtime. To stay on top, managers must implement strategies that keep operations performing at high levels.
Uptime, 2nd Edition, is an updated and expanded version of the invaluable first edition and provides current insight into successful strategies for managers, maintenance, and non-maintenance professionals alike. Updates from the first edition include current trends in technology, reliability maintenance improvements, and the challenges of finding qualified maintenance personnel due to an aging labor force.
In addition, it gives a thorough review of what it takes to achieve excellence in maintenance - a key business process in any capital intensive industry. It treats this technical topic in a way that is easy to understand and links a variety of seemingly disparate and competing concepts into a single simple strategy.
This new edition:
Readers of this book will see many new examples that are more current and relevant to today's business environment.
"A must read for anyone managing or having senior level responsibility for the operation, engineering, or maintenance of physical assets that produce the organization's product or used to deliver their service. The second edition of Uptime is a timely update of what has been the standard for maintenance management. Like the original, it is an excellent overview of maintenance management and provides an excellent structure to evaluate the critical maintenance practices. With explanations of maintenance terms and limited use of jargon, it can be easily read and should be read by anyone responsible for or directly involved with physical assets, their operation, design, and maintenance. The updates provide new information on current practices and other changes that have happened in the field."
--Leonard G. Middleton, President, Asset Management Solutions, February 2006
"This is a significant and very welcome upgrade to what was already an important standard text. It should be required reading for all maintenance managers and those senior executives who want to understand the contribution of physical asset management to their business success."
-- Ben Stevens, President, OMDEC Inc., February 2006
Part I - Leadership
Chapter 1 - Building a Maintenance Strategy
Chapter 2 - People
Part II - Essentials
Chapter 3 - Work Management
Chapter 4 - Basic Care
Chapter 5 - Materials
Chapter 6 - Performance Management
Chapter 7 - Management and Support Systems for Maintenance
Part III - Choosing Excellence
Chapter 8 - Asset-Centric Approaches 1: Being Proactive
Chapter 9 - Asset-Centric Approaches 2: Continuous Improvement
Chapter 10 - Team-Based Methods
Chapter 11 - Process Optimization
Part IV - Epilogue
Chapter 12 - Excellence