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Improving Equipment Effectiveness
TPM has devolved into not much more than operator care. However, it’s not too late to learn from TPM. Given the shortages of skilled people, the demand for significantly improved equipment performance and reliability, and dependence on new technologies, true TPM will be the answer whether labeled TPM or not.

What Michael Phelps Can Teach Us About Training and Talent Management
Achieving your personal best is about aptitude, interest, willingness, and a passion to succeed under the guidance of dedicated coaches and mentors. How can we instill our youth with a vision to succeed and a passion for a career that aligns with our business goals?

When Maintenance Best Practices Aren't Enough
Cutting costs is not a goal. It is an action taken in the hopes of achieving a short-term business goal--quite often a short-lived goal. While the executives may be preparing for another round of cost-cutting, there may be an even more powerful alternative.

Don't Overlook Spare Parts Reliability
Paying attention to spare parts makes sound business sense. Proactive storeroom management practices coupled with supply chain management can eliminate most of the causes of spare parts failures.


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Old Dogs, New Tricks

We have a problem that’s been stealthily spreading all over America. On the surface, it is declining employee job-related training. At its core, in part, is the “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks” mentality. Today’s workers are our strength; they produce the goods that generate wealth for our businesses, communities and our nation. The buck starts here. These “Old Dogs” know what they’re doing and how to get things done. Yes, they can be stubborn at times, but when they put their minds to it, they can definitely get the right things done—and done well! But we can—and we must—get better at what we do.

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