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More asset cost management resources for industrial manufacturing and production.

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maintenance excellenceThe Japanese Path To Maintenance Excellence e-Book

by Mike Sondalini 

This e-book is about the Japanese way of doing asset management and maintenance. If you think you already have a good system then you will enjoy reading it as you compare yours and theirs. If you have a poor system then you will get a totally different view of how great maintenance can be done. New! MP3 audio books version available

benchmarking manufacturing process based on true down time costNew! True Down Time Cost Analysis - 2nd Edition

Feed Forward Publications, February 2006, ESBN: F36-047B-2151-10B2

"True Down Time Costs Analysis focus on costing methods and costing techniques that quantify like activities that previously fell under the indirect cost definition, like the hidden cost of outsourcing, warranties, etc. This technique is a must for bottleneck management, but also should be applied to piece manufacturing and even other industries."


Lean ManufacturingBuy a Printable PDF Copy of this EBook! 

Feed Forward Publications, March 2003, ISBN: 1-933047-15-1

This ebook is also available for purchase by libraries through Follett: TitleWave and TitleTales.

"Guide to process mapping production cost. Primarily explorers manufacturing cost metrics in an exhaustive effort to create awareness of the greatest cost savings opportunities in facilities today. Covers over nineteen cost centers with real dollar amounts and examples."


high quality educational Ebooks and CDs specifically aimed at increasing the engineering knowledge of plant operators, maintainers and managers.Engineering E-books Online - All PDF format so your can print multiple copies for your employees. Titles like CMMS Secrets and more topics like ...

Pumps, Materials Handling, Maintenance, CMMS, Bearings, Process Control, Safety, Utilities, Machinery, Metallurgy & Welding, Plastic and Motors.


Production Inventory Management - Managing machine spare parts

Managing Machine Spare Parts - The Cost of Inventory verses the True Cost of Downtime.


Lean Manufacturing for Production Management.

Mastering the 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing.

Learn why, even after MRP/ERP implementation, you still struggle to sustain profitable growth.


The Japanese Path to Maintenance Excellence

Japanese way to decide equipment criticality

Equipment criticality determines what level of preventative maintenance to use, what type and amount of condition monitoring to use and what type and amount of observation is required from the operators. We can learn  from Mike's visit to a major Japanese manufacturer. New! MP3 audio books version available


How to reduce downtime and increase productivity - By Larry Bush

The Cost of Ignorance

Developing an Asset Management Strategy

Information Systems in Fault Diagnosis (a PDF file)

What is OEE and How to Calculate OEE - Factoryware

Equipment Lifecycle Management -- CBM and Beyond (Power Point file)

How Reliability Affect Earnings Per Share - Feb. 2000

TPM - Philosophy of Continuous Improvement

Unleashing the Power of OEE

Future Technologies for CMMS and EAM

The Reliability Revolution

Introduction to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Part 1

Work Order Prioritization

Lean maintenance and predictive technologies

Another example of using Overall Equipment Effectiveness

The Hidden Cost of Downtime: A Strategy for Improving Return on Assets

How Reliability Affects Earnings Per Share

Understanding the Concepts of MRPII / ERP

Learning Links: Your Manufacturing Accounting questions

Eliminating Chronic Failures Can Cut Maintenance Costs Up To 60%

Get Lean To Boost Profits

Turning to the Internet to find parts suppliers

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

How to Sell Root Cause Analysis to Management

Can you "afford" not to perform electrical preventative maintenance?

The Smart Instrument's New Frontier

Total Productive Manufacturing at Nissan Casting Australia

Fieldbus cost comparisons

How To Establish TEEP and OEE Measures

The Shingo Prize recognizes organizations that apply world-class manufacturing strategy and practices to achieve world-class results. Please check out there award criteria while you strive for excellence.

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Suggested books: YoYsearch.com - a convenient interface to ten types of search.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness:A Powerful Production/Maintenance Tool for Increased Profits by Robert C. Hansen. Industrial Press; 1st edition (January 15, 2002)

World Class Manufacturing: The Lessons of Simplicity Applied by Richard J. Schonberger. The Free Press. New York 1986.

Total Productive Maintenance, An American Approach by Terry Wireman, Industrial Pr; 1992

Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Manufacturing Excellence by Ron Moore, Butterworth-Heinemann; 2002

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox. North River Press, Inc. Great Barrington, MA 1992.

The 5S's: Five Keys To A Total Quality Environment, by Takashi Osada, Asian Productivity Organization, York, 1991.

Quality Maintenance - Zero Defects through Equipment Management, by Seiji Tsuchiya, pub. Productivity Press, Massachusetts, 1992.

The Power of root cause analysis by (by Charles J. Latino, President & Founder of Reliability Center, Inc.)

Managing The Design Factory by Donald G. Reinertsen.

The Quantum Leap... In Speed to Market by John R. Costanza. JcIT Institute of Technology. Colorado 1990

Reengineering the Corporation by Micheal Hammer and James Champy. Harper Business. New York 1993.

Introduction to TPM: Total Productive Maintenance. by Seiichi Nakajima Productivity Press. Cambridge, MA.

Just In Time For America: A Common Sense Production Strategy, by Kenneth A. Wantuck, KWA Media, Southfield MI, 1989.

Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment by William C. Byham, PhD. and Jeff Cox. Dimensional Development Int'l Press. Pittsburg 1989.

Poka-Yoke: Improving Quality by Preventing Defects by Hiroyuki Hirano, edited by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbum, Ltd. Factory Magazine Productivity Pree. Portland, Oregon 1988.

Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System. Shigeo Shingo Productivity Press. Cambridge, Mass. 1986.

A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System. Shigeo Shingo Productivity Press.

Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement by Hitoshi Kume. The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS).

Total Quality Control by Armand Feigenbaum,  New York: McGraw-Hill 1991.

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