The Mine Maintenance Management Reader is an indispensable handbook for maintenance managers and supervisors, and mine and plant managers in heavy industry. Virtually every aspect of this essential function is addressed, from organizing maintenance around a plant-level production strategy, to how maintenance professionals can provide a road map for creating a more efficient organization. These critical big-picture issues are brought to life through engaging vignettes of maintenance men and women dealing with real-life, day-to-day problems and concerns. You'll learn how Charlie, a plant manager, gets into trouble when he adopts a team approach to maintenance without doing his homework. You'll see how Vivian, a haulage truck driver, sets a new standard for the quality of preventive maintenance inspections. And you'll read how Jerry, a general manager, establishes responsibilities for maintenance support that increase the production capacity and profitability of his mining operation. Author Paul D. Tomlingson draws on his 35 years of maintenance management consulting experience to craft these compelling, yet highly instructional, stories. Each reveals a powerful lesson, providing you with ideas and techniques to help solve maintenance problems you may be grappling with today.
For too long, maintenance has been regarded as a necessary evil rather than a vital contributor to effective mining operations. Today's enlightened mining managers are realizing that a new approach is urgently needed. An integrated, well-understood, companywide strategy is essential to succeed in today s fiercely competitive, high-stakes marketplace. Equipment Management: Key to Equipment Reliability and Productivity in Mining, Second Edition, explains how to make that strategy come alive. Essential reading for mining professionals, this book shows how to create an environment and a culture that allow maintenance to succeed. Author Paul D. Tomlingson draws on more than 35 years of direct, worldwide maintenance management consulting experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of maintenance programs for heavy industry. He explains how the equipment management strategy successfully focuses the efforts of all mining departments on the essential task of delivering consistently reliable production equipment to better guarantee a profitable operation. Tomlingson offers valuable insights for developing effective preventive measures, scheduling more planned work, and improving productivity, resulting in higher quality work and less cost while reducing unnecessary downtime and avoiding the consequences of failure.
Effective Maintenance The Key to Profitability Paul D. Tomlingson Plant maintenance represents a high percentage of operating costs in many industries--and as global competition increases, so does the need for reduced downtime and cost-effective maintenance. Effective Maintenance is geared toward helping managers develop, measure, and enhance the maintenance organization. Every aspect of this multi-faceted topic is explored and explained--with an emphasis on practical, use-it-today advice. This comprehensive, results-oriented resource will help you to: Establish what maintenance should be doing in your plant environment Determine whether maintenance is organized correctly Find out whether maintenance is performing effectively Implement an improvement program, if needed Ensure continuous improvement and effective performance Invaluable coverage includes team organization, predictive and preventive techniques, planning, scheduling, and effective work control. This book also shows how to build, train, and evaluate a maintenance staff for the greatest return in responsiveness, support, and performance. From the largest planning issues to people management for quality assurance, Effective Maintenance will be a valuable aid for managers who desire continuous improvement in maintenance operations. It will be welcomed by plant engineers, operations managers, maintenance managers, maintenance engineers, maintenance superintendents, and manufacturing managers.