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Derek Lindahl

8 Ideas Manufacturers Should Consider Before Replacing Equipment

  Small Manufacturer Machine Maintenance Challenges As a small- to medium-sized manufacturer, you might not have an engineering staff. Maintenance reliability for a key piece of equipment can be a challenge. Maybe you have an old piece of equipment that has served you well since the beginning days, but it just doesn’t seem…

Jack is Back! An Overview of Total Product Maintenance (TPM)

Jack repairs machines as they break Do you remember Jack from my post on maintenance magic? When we last left Jack, he was trying to repair machines in a firefighting pattern of repair/break/repeat that just wasn’t working. Today, Jack is taking several days to resurrect his company’s monument machine from the dead. “I’ll need a dumpster and a…

No Mystery; No Maintenance; No Magic- The story of “Jack”

    Have you ever observed a company that works hard at improving productivity, identifying and removing waste from their processes, improving flow, only to have minimal improvement? It’s a mystery! We work diligently on all of the lean concepts yet we don’t see the expected results. Where’s the magic…