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Making Common Sense Common Practice Models for Operational Excellence (6th Edition)

Making Common Sense Common Practice Models for Operational Excellence (6th Edition)

Models for Operational Excellence, 6th Edition

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About this title® and MRO-Zone are pleased to announce the 6th edition of Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Operational Excellence. The 6th edition features several changes and additions, including a discussion about common sense, like why it’s not all that common and how to make it so; an examination of the “soft stuff,” which is actually the hard stuff – leadership, alignment, teamwork, engaging the entire workforce, and managing cultural change – and how to make it easier; an entire chapter on reliability and safety, including data demonstrating that a reliable plant is a safe and cost-effective plant; a more detailed approach for the effective implementation of an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) measurement; additional data on how poorly so many capital projects are implemented, along with case study data on two different approaches to avoid this – lowest installed cost versus lifecycle cost; a case study comparing the differences between destructive shift competition and constructive shift competition; additional discussions aboutthe RCM graphs – age related versus random failure curves and some of the subtle, but important differences; an analysis about the “Golden Rules” for assuring machinery reliability; a discussion/case study on sustaining reliability once you’ve achieved a high levelof performance (sometimes senior managers want to stop doing the things that got you there, putting your performance at risk); an unveiling of an effective way to measure so-called “wrench time” and using it to remove the obstacles from workforce success, as opposed to simply seeing if they’re working; and managing an aging workforce, something familiar to the author. In addition, several editorial changes were made to assure clarity and accuracy in the book. We hope you will benefit from and enjoy this latest edition.

This book provides an in-depth view of the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world and presents proven models for achieving world-class performance.Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Moore illustrates how toincrease capacity, lower costs sustainably, increase market share, maximize asset utilization and apply benchmarks and best practices to ultimately increase your company's performance. Gain an expert view of plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and start-up, operations and maintenance, training, and implementation of a computerized maintenance management system. In discussing the successes and failures of the world's premier manufacturers, Moore outlines a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company. In today's tough competitive markets, this valuable information greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed and profit.



Chapter 1: Manufacturing and Business Excellence
Chapter 2: Benchmarks, Bottlenecks and Best Practices
Chapter 3: Aligning the Marketing and Manufacturing Strategies
Chapter 4: Reliability and Safety Performance
Chapter 5: Plant Design and Capital Project Practices
Chapter 6: Procurement Practices
Chapter 7: Stores/Parts Management Practices
Chapter 8: Installation Practices
Chapter 9: Operating Practices
Chapter 10: Maintenance Practices
Chapter 11: Optimizing the Preventive Maintenance Process
Chapter 12: Implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management System
Chapter 13: Effective Use of Contractors in a Manufacturing Plant
Chapter 14: Total Productive and Reliability-Centered Maintenance
Chapter 15: Implementation of Reliability Processes
Chapter 16: Leadership, Organizational Alignment, and Managing Cultural Change
Chapter 17: Training
Chapter 18: Performance Measurement
Chapter 19: Epilogue
Appendix A
Appendix B
About the Author


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