more Helicopters landing in the parking lot because you aren’t shipping
on time. Or how about 3 years between mean time failures.
William Edwards Deming, American statistician and philosopher, said:
management is OK, if you are the only game in town.”
is: doing the same thing, the same way,
but expecting different results.”
· In Maintenance today 1/3 of the Billions spent ARE WASTED!
· The average age of maintenance is 45-55 years old, most
Journeymen & masters are retired.
· You will have to start growing your own tradesmen, as most
apprenticeship programs have been abandoned.
· World Class Maintenance can improve productivity by 100% to 200%,
and employee morale can increase as suggestions increase by 200%.
· Ideas of a well-run team will far outdistance those of any
individual or BOSS
WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE A VISION OF WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, THEN WHICH PATH
YOU TAKE DOESN’T MATTER.
road will you travel will get you NOWHERE.
You MUST see your trip, your destination in your mind’s eye (your
internal lamp) before you can begin or just be content to forever stumble
around in the dark.
do some companies have a lot of downtime from machinery breakdowns and
other companies don’t? I once read in a trade magazine about a company in Florida
that had over 99% uptime.
which company do you think that the employees are happier?
In which company is there less stress?
Is it the company where the equipment is always breaking down or is it the
company that has the 99% uptime that I read about.
Which company would you want to work for?
Would it be the company with the equipment that breaks down or the company
with 99% uptime.
do you think is the major difference in companies that seem to be doing
things right? The research that
I have done over the years indicates it is:
Not the size of the company
Not the product of the company
Not the ratio of maintenance craftsmen per direct labor
Not the latest technical gadget
one common thread seems to be GREAT
LEADERSHIP WITH A VISION. IT IS A PEOPLE THING. True
Leadership is assumed, not granted. A
World Class Company demands World Class Leaders with a Vision. These leaders must be passionately committed to the cause or they
will not draw much commitment from others.
does not have to be a BOSS to be a leader. In fact they might not always be
in the same person. The world
is hungry for someone to step forward that knows where he is going. A leader is a person who has a destination. He has a plan, a road map. He has seen tomorrow and knows how
to get there. A leader knows
that not all of the stoplights have to be green before he can leave the
World Class Leader is not afraid to move forward by stepping away from
command and control leadership to more employee empowerment. After all who knows more about the job than the man who is doing it.
importantly the leader stands ready to fight off the evil bureaucracy that will try to drain the lifeblood out of revolutionary ideas.
the vision begins to move forward you must focus on results. Pick one machine to begin with and go for it with all you
have and all you can muster. Do
not try to reinvent the wheel, but do use any idea that you can borrow from
some other successful plan, company, program or person.
to keep score of your successes. Post
them so everyone can see the before and after results. Focus your attention on the vision. Remember, you can really only focus on one thing at a time.
characteristics of momentum are:
1. It has a boundless VISION and commitment to excellence.
2. It is unwavering in the pursuit of a vision - a goal.
3. It has passion, which
knows no limits.
4. It is single-minded - go for the results.
5. It is teamwork - get
others to join you.
6. It demands a concentrated
intensity and a definite sense of destiny.
7. If we wait for our fears to
disappear before we start, we will never begin.
1. The people who build World
2. The changes that people make happen.
3. The people who support the
changes to make it happen.
4. The people who endure the
pain that come with change.
5. The strong leaders who
rise up and stand firm during the rough times that always come with change.
6. The urgency that these people show battling through change.