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 performanceInvaluable 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.