Jason Overton

Criticality assessments can be daunting even for plants with sophisticated tools at their disposal. Where to start? Which assets should you include in the assessment? This is one of the most common questions we hear. Recently, one of our customers, a large industrial facility, said that all their assets were critical. Assuming that is the case, conducting a criticality assessment…

We all know what defines critical spares, right? Those parts or components that would cause significant downtime or interruption of operations should they fail. Often, critical spares are stored at remote sites and available based on a prioritization schedule. This post looks at critical spares that neither in the storeroom nor an off-site facility. If you want help defining critical spares,…

If you spend time reading the social media profiles of maintenance storeroom managers, you soon learn that reducing storeroom inventory is a popular goal. The fact that it is an often-used KPI suggests the importance of reducing inventory. We couldn’t agree more. It’s important to reduce the dollar value and number of SKUs in the…