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How to Conduct a Root Cause Analysis for your Maintenance Program

Posted by Matt Midas on February 18, 2021

When you see a problem occurring in your business, the most natural and important response is to ask “why is this happening?” This is typically when maintenance organizations begin to think about the root cause. A root cause is the most foundational issue that results in a series of cause and [...]

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Topics: Root Cause Analysis

Five Ways to Improve Maintenance and Reliability in 2021

Posted by Matt Midas on January 25, 2021

We made it to 2021 and by now we have had time to reflect on what we were able to accomplish in 2020 and what we can improve upon in 2021.  2020 was a challenging year for all of us and may have put a lot of planned improvements on the back burner, or simply slowed things down a bit. 

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Topics: Reliability Centered Maintenance, continuous improvement

6 Steps to Improve data quality in your maintenance program

Posted by Matt Midas on September 15, 2020

  What are the consequences of GOOD data?  If we can confidently say we have good data quality, our reports are spot on, our dashboards are telling us what we need to know, and we are making great decisions based on this perfect data. The result is an increased efficiency in decision making that [...]

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Future Perfect Assets and the need for Blocking and Tackling

Posted by Matt Midas on June 10, 2020

Rich MacInnes talked a lot about Future Perfect where data could be used to tell us when assets would need to be fixed, and what spare parts they needed, which would drive the delivery of those parts at the right time.  There is a lot more to it than that, but let’s start there and think about the [...]

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Topics: Data Quality, Asset Lifecycle Management, performance management for asset management

Maintenance Manager's Guide to EAM Data

Posted by Matt Midas on March 31, 2020

Remember that scene in the movie “A Few Good Men” when Jack Nicholson was being questioned by a young lawyer played by Tom Cruise.  Cruise kept pressing and Nicholson hits his breaking point and yells out “You can’t handle the Truth”.  

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Topics: Data Quality, Data Confidence, Trustworthy Data

EAM Reporting v. Performance Management Dashboards: What's the difference?

Posted by Matt Midas on March 17, 2020

I was recently asked what the difference was between BIRT reports in Maximo and Performance Management Dashboards. My answer essentially applies to any other Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) reporting tool.

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Topics: KPI, performance management for asset management, Reports, Dashboards

A Beginners Guide to Effective KPIs for Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Posted by Matt Midas on February 25, 2020

In this series of blogs, we will be discussing performance management, metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) related to different aspects of work execution, reliability and overall asset management. Today’s topic is: Planning and Scheduling.

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Topics: enterprise resource planning, planning and scheduling

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