Perception IS Reality – a Terry Wireman blog

Have we ever thought about career paths for reliability/ maintenance managers? How much does our executive management’s perception of us steer us toward a certain career path? How often are reliability/ maintenance managers perceived as technical wizards and their career path is to the top level of their department and it is at a “dead end”...

Perception IS Reality – a Terry Wireman blog 2017-01-25T13:29:18+00:00

Somewhere in Time – Part 2 – A Terry Wireman blog

To understand how these four reasons impact asset management, we first need to understand why the EAM system is important to asset management. (For the sake of this blog, we will focus on physical assets.) In the ISO-55000 document, section 2.4.1 mentions the need for analytical approaches across the life cycle of the asset. The life cycle of an asset begins with the conception of the need for the asset through to the disposal of the asset...

Somewhere in Time – Part 2 – A Terry Wireman blog 2017-01-25T13:29:18+00:00

Metrics & Reporting: Taming the KPI Beast.

It’s not surprising that a business needs to know how it is performing. What is surprising is that many businesses don’t do a very good job of identifying the right things to measure and putting in place the appropriate business processes to ensure what they do measure, is accurate and relevant. You may not even start with a clean slate. More often than not, most of your initial data is going to simply be what was available before...

Metrics & Reporting: Taming the KPI Beast. 2017-07-20T15:29:38+00:00

All you need to know about Asset Performance Management, and APM readiness.

SAP EAM provides an excellent tool to allow the planning and scheduling of preventative maintenance, the management of reactive and refurbishment work, and the capture of the history of work carried out on the asset. Work history includes key reliability data such as breakdown information, asset availability and failure codes and cause of the damage. It also contains key asset condition and performance information such as measuring documents which can be used to show deterioration and condition of the asset. Work history also contains key financial information such as the cost of repairing the asset. This is all key data which can be used to tell asset managers exactly how assets are performing and what they are costing to maintain. The question must be asked “is this data being used to its full potential?”...

All you need to know about Asset Performance Management, and APM readiness. 2017-02-03T20:31:15+00:00

Somewhere in Time – a Terry Wireman blog

“The past is the future; the future is the past: it all gives me a headache.”—This quote is taken from a Star Trek Voyager episode. Consider how Captain Janeway could apply this to reliability/ maintenance managers today. Consider this: How many “new” processes and procedures actually have been created in the area of maintenance and reliability in the last few years? Are the latest “buzzwords” simply new names for processes and procedures that have existed for decades? ..

Somewhere in Time – a Terry Wireman blog 2017-01-25T13:29:19+00:00