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To keep the newsletters relatively short, they are intended to be a broad overview of issues for physical asset management, rather than a comprehensive discussion of the topics.

Contact information for the author of the topic is included in the newsletter.

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Topic

Author

April 2018 Maintenance Projects – Is there a Pay-off? Ben Stevens
March 2018 Asset Management is NOT Just Maintenance & Reliability Leonard G. Middleton
February 2018 Inspections Revisited – Part 2 Ben Stevens
December 2017 The Economics of Bad Parts Leonard G. Middleton
November 2017 Inspections Revisited – Part 1 Ben Stevens
October 2017 Effectively Communicating Performance Measures Leonard G. Middleton
September 2017 Maintenance Training ROI Ben Stevens
July 2017 Maintenance Inputs at the Design and Specification Stage Ben Stevens
May 2017 Choosing the RIGHT Maintenance Tactic Ben Stevens
April 2017 Conditional Probability of Failure Patterns and their Impact to Maintenance Leonard G. Middleton
March 2017 What Does Planned Maintenance Mean? Ben Stevens
February 2017 Is it the Right Time to Formalise Maintenance Standards? Ben Stevens
January 2017 Importance of Working Capital Management Leonard G. Middleton
December 2016 Spares Planning
(i.e. getting them when needed)
Ben Stevens
November 2016

Calculating Maintenance Benefits for Spares

Ben Stevens
October 2016 Calculating Maintenance Benefit - Negotiating for Access for PM Work Ben Stevens
September 2016 Effective Practices - Part 3 Leonard G. Middleton
June 2016 Effective Practices - Part 2 Leonard G. Middleton
May 2016 Effective Practices - Part 1 Leonard G. Middleton
April 2016 A Different Kind of Newsletter (and not an April Fool’s Joke) Ben Stevens
March 2016 Preparing Contracts and
Suggested Reading: Reliability-centered Maintenance
Leonard G. Middleton
February 2016 Planned Versus Unplanned Work Orders Ben Stevens
January 2016 Who Should Assess Your Organization's Practices and
Suggested Reading: Uptime
Leonard G. Middleton
December 2015 Working with Maintenance Contractors Ben Stevens
November 2015 MRO Stores Support of Maintenance Leonard G. Middleton
October 2015

“The Perfect RCA Program”

Abdul Azeez
September 2015 Thoughts on Failure of System Implementations to Achieve Promises Leonard G. Middleton
June 2015 The Internet of Things – What will it do, and how should we prepare? Ben Stevens
May 2015 Asset Prioritization Leonard G. Middleton
April 2015 Capital Spares Valuation and Predicting Future Needs Ben Stevens
March 2015 Dealing with Parts Obsolescence Leonard G. Middleton
February 2015 Aligning Maintenance Tactics with Corporate Strategy Ben Stevens
January 2015 Reviewing Maintenance Tactics Leonard G. Middleton
December 2014

Essentials in Pre-Planning and Selecting CMMS

Ben Stevens
November 2014

Professional Development and Certification

Leonard G. Middleton
October 2014 How Maintenance Relates to Its Support Groups Ben Stevens
September 2014

Doing Too Much, or Too Little?

Leonard G. Middleton
June 2014 Changing Management Ben Stevens
May 2014

Numerical Weighting Method for Equipment Condition (NWMEC)

Sergei Sidorenko
April 2014 More FAQ’s on MTBF… Ben Stevens
March 2014 Troubleshooting Organizational Performance Issues Leonard G. Middleton
February 2014 FAQ’s on MTBF, MTTF, MTTR – Part 1 Ben Stevens
January 2014 Types of Maintenance Expenditures Leonard G. Middleton
December 2013 Evolution of Asset Management Standards Leonard G. Middleton
November 2013 Too Many KPI’s! -- Testing the Value of Your KPI’s Ben Stevens
October 2013 Asset Data Leonard G. Middleton
September 2013 Managing Maintenance for the Future Ben Stevens
June 2013

Asset Management Solutions – 10 Years of Newsletters

Leonard G. Middleton
May 2013

Three Different Questions on Managing Maintenance

Ben Stevens
April 2013 Looking Forward:
Asset Managemen
t
Leonard G. Middleton
March 2013 FAQ’s on Maintenance Organization and Staffing Levels Ben Stevens
February 2013 What has Changed in the Last Ten Years? - Part 2 Leonard G. Middleton
January 2013 What has Changed in the Last Ten Years? - Part 1 Ben Stevens
December 2012 Sustainable Competitive Advantage Leonard G. Middleton
November 2012 Benchmarking Maintenance Ben Stevens
October 2012 Decisions, Decisions - Focus on Cost Reduction, or Increasing Output? Leonard G. Middleton
September 2012 Questions on KPI's Ben Stevens
June 2012 Document Management Leonard G. Middleton
May 2012 KPI's for EAMS / CMMS Ben Stevens
April 2012 The Business Case for Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - Part 2 Leonard G. Middleton
March 2012 Budgeting for Maintenance Ben Stevens
February 2012 The Business Case for Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - Part 1 Leonard G. Middleton
January 2012 Maintenance Outsourcing - Some Questions Ben Stevens
December 2011 Why Will They Not Listen? Leonard G. Middleton
November 2011 Starting to Use Statistics in Maintenance Ben Stevens
October 2011 Execution Leonard G. Middleton
September 2011 Maintenance Roles in North America Ben Stevens
June 2011 My Organization is Unique Leonard G. Middleton
May 2011 Case Study of Failure Prevention in Design Phase with RCM Ben Stevens
April 2011 Measuring Long-Term Maintenance Effectiveness Leonard G. Middleton
March 2011

Fundamentals of Condition Based Maintenance

Ben Stevens
February 2011

Asset Management Processes That Impact Assets

Leonard G. Middleton
January 2011 FAQ's on Reliability Centred Maintenance and Reliability Analysis Ben Stevens
December 2010

Post Project Evaluation – A Long Term View

Leonard G. Middleton
November 2010 Best Maintenance Practices -  Part 4 - Backlog Management, Spares, Cost Control, and Non-Critical Equipment Ben Stevens
October 2010 Alternates in Developing Maintenance Tactics - Part 2 Leonard G. Middleton
September 2010 Best Maintenance Practices -  Part 3 - Maintenance Work Assignment, Execution, Analysis, & Improvement Ben Stevens
June 2010 Alternates in Developing Maintenance Tactics - Part 1 Leonard G. Middleton
May 2010 Best Maintenance Practices -  Part 2 - Maintenance Work Identification, Planning & Scheduling Ben Stevens
April 2010 MOC (Management of Change) Leonard G. Middleton
March 2010 Best Maintenance Practices -
Part 1 - Maintenance Strategy & Maintenance Tactics Selection
Ben Stevens
February 2010 Maintenance Work Management Leonard G. Middleton
January 2010 The Hidden Costs of Unreliability Ben Stevens
December 2009 Addressing Human Error Leonard G. Middleton
November 2009 Inspection Data Ben Stevens
October 2009

The Case for Condition Monitoring in Asset Management

Leonard G. Middleton
September 2009 After the Storm -
What Do You Do Now?
Leonard G. Middleton
June 2009 Seven Steps to Maintenance Heaven - Steps 5, 6 & 7 Ben Stevens
May 2009 Seven Steps to Maintenance Heaven - Steps 3 & 4 Ben Stevens
April 2009 Seven Steps to Maintenance Heaven - Steps 1 & 2 Ben Stevens
March 2009

A Standard for Asset Management

Leonard G. Middleton
February 2009 Busting the Top Maintenance Myths Ben Stevens

with Carroll McCormick

January 2009 Life Cycle Costing Leonard G. Middleton

 

December 2008 The Business of Maintenance -Performance Measures

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton

 

November 2008 The Business of Maintenance -Organizational Strategy

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton

 

October 2008

So What’s a CMMS/EAM Supposed To Do?  Part 6 - Stores Management Part 3

Ben Stevens
September 2008 The Business of Maintenance -Evaluating Project Proposals Part 2: Other Considerations

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
June 2008

 

The Business of Maintenance -Evaluating Project Proposals Part 1: Financial Evaluation

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
May 2008

So What’s a CMMS/EAM Supposed To Do?  Part 5 – Stores Management - 2

Ben Stevens
April 2008 The Business of Maintenance -Estimating Project Benefits

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
March 2008

So What’s a CMMS/EAM Supposed To Do?  Part 4 – Stores Management

Ben Stevens
February 2008 The Business of Maintenance -Estimating Project Costs

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
January 2008

So What’s a CMMS/EAM Supposed To Do?  Part 3 - Work Approvals

Ben Stevens
December 2007 The Business of Maintenance -Executing Effective Projects

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
November 2007 The Business of Maintenance - The Three Faces of Accounting

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
October 2007

So What’s a CMMS/EAM Supposed To Do?  Part 2

 

Ben Stevens
September 2007 The Business of Maintenance - The Significance of Communication

Published Article in PDF Format

Leonard G. Middleton
July & August 2007

Using Root Cause Analysis to Improve Reliability

Leonard G. Middleton
June 2007 Using Business Common Sense to Improve Maintenance Practices Ben Stevens
May 2007 Response to "So What Is a CMMS / EAMS Supposed To Do? Part 1" and "Factors That Impact Maintainability" James V. Reyes-Picknell

Leonard G. Middleton

 

April 2007 So What Is a CMMS / EAMS Supposed To Do?  Part 1 Ben Stevens
March 2007

 

Factors Impacting Equipment Reliability Leonard G. Middleton

 

January 2007 CMMS / EAMS Selection Ben Stevens
December 2006 Further Thoughts on the Current Skilled Labour Shortage Leonard G. Middleton
November 2006 Impact of a Holistic Strategic Perspective Leonard G. Middleton
October 2006 Improving PAM Risk Analysis Using a CMMS/EAM Ben Stevens

 

September 2006 Managing in the Current Skilled Labour Shortage Environment Leonard G. Middleton

 

July & August 2006

Using Effective Work Management to Help Manage Risk Leonard G. Middleton

 

June 2006

Case Study: EXAKT Reduces Failures at Canadian Kraft Mill

Ben Stevens
May 2006

How Can I Change Things, When I Need To Do Things in the Same Way?

Leonard G. Middleton

April 2006

AGE/CON Solves Vehicle Replacement Problem for Container Terminal Company

Ben Stevens
February 2006 The Gap Between Industry and Academia - Industry Viewpoint Brian Maguire

 

January 2006 Organizational Change Management Leonard G. Middleton

 

December 2005

The Gap Between Industry and Academia - Academia Viewpoint

Dr. Richard Dwight

 

November 2005

 

"Can Industry and Academia Happily Reside in Same Room Together?" and "Technological Tools,  … Or Just Considered Technological Toys?"

Leonard G. Middleton

 

October 2005

 

Would You Bet Your Shirt on CBM (Condition Based Monitoring)? Ben Stevens

 

September 2005

A Problem Related to Organizational Culture Leonard G. Middleton

 

July 2005

The Business of Maintenance

Leonard G. Middleton

 

June 2005

Maintenance Stores Improvement - Step by Step Ben Stevens

 

May 2005

 

Leadership and Physical Asset Management Leonard G. Middleton

 

April 2005

Finance in Maintenance - Financial Basics for Maintenance Managers 4: Project Costing, Project Justification – Part 2

Ben Stevens

March 2005

 

In Search of the Maintenance “Silver Bullet” Leonard G. Middleton

 

February 2005

 

Finance in Maintenance - Financial Basics for Maintenance Managers 3:  Project Costing – Part 1 Ben Stevens

January 2005

Managing Maintenance Projects Leonard G. Middleton

 

October 2004

Finance in Maintenance - Financial Basics for Maintenance Managers 2: - Budgeting Ben Stevens

 

September 2004

 

Maintenance Tactics

Leonard G. Middleton

August 2004

Finance in Maintenance - Financial Basics for Maintenance Managers 1: - Basic Cost Reports

Ben Stevens

July 2004

MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) Materials Management

 

Leonard G. Middleton

June 2004

 

CMMS - Selecting, Deploying, and Managing Implementation

John Shanahan

May 2004

 

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

Leonard G. Middleton

April 2004

 

Is RCM for You?

Ben Stevens

March 2004

 

Asset Management Strategy

Leonard G. Middleton

February 2004

Using Barcode and RFID Technology in Today’s Marketplace

Ben Stevens

& Carol Hanley

January 2004

 

Outsourcing Components of Asset Management

Leonard G. Middleton

December 2003

 

Increasing the Value of Your CMMS/EAM

Ben Stevens

November 2003

 

Performance Measures for Maintenance

Leonard G. Middleton

October 2003

 

Analyzing Failures through your CMMS

Murray Wiseman

& Ben Stevens

September 2003

 

Evaluation of Asset Management Practices

Leonard G. Middleton

August 2003

Cost, Benefit, and Evaluation of Alternates – Evaluation of Alternates

Leonard G. Middleton

July 2003

 

Cost, Benefit, and Evaluation of Alternates – Defining Benefits

Leonard G. Middleton

June 2003

 

Cost, Benefit, and Evaluation of Alternates - Cost

Leonard G. Middleton