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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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The Aging Maintenance Workforce and the War for Talent

Well, here it is! We have just stepped into the era of the aging Baby Boom Generation. For the next two decades, this generation will signal an unprecedented growth of older workers and retirees in the United States and most of the world’s industrialized nations. As our workforce ages and reaches the traditional retirement age, tough decisions must be made – first, to accommodate and possibly retain the highly-skilled older workers, and second, to prepare for an all out assault in the “war for talent.” What can we do? What should we do? Employers and older workers must face new challenges head on and make the right decisions for there is no turning back.

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