July 2023

Creating Sustainable Change Through Leadership

Leadership capability is how a leader executes their accountabilities. In the change and sustainment arena, a lack of leadership capabilities means plans won’t be executed well because the leaders will fail to be consistent, attentive, respectful, motivating, and assertive enough to support and sustain the change. — Tom Moriarty

Tom Moriarty
author photo Tom Moriarty has over 39 years of experience in leadership, asset management, maintenance and reliability engineering in a variety of roles. He is an expert in managing physical asset maintenance and reliability engineering programs, leadership development programs and strategic improvement programs. Tom is President of Alidade MER, Inc., a consulting company in Florida. Learn More

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Creating Sustainable Change Through Leadership

Tom Moriarty Tom Moriarty

Leadership capability is how a leader executes their accountabilities. In the change and sustainment arena, a lack of leadership capabilities means plans won’t be executed well because the leaders will fail to be consistent, attentive, respectful, motivating, and assertive enough to support and sustain the change. Read More »

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Can Technology Replace Reliability Best Practices?

Tor Idhammar Tor Idhammar

Technology is a tool, not a replacement for good practices. While it can accelerate maintenance improvements at your organization, it can never be an actual improvement by itself. If you want something to improve, you must do the work and do it well. Read More »

Podcast

Designing for Reliability with Daniel Rader

In this episode of Gear Talk, Wes is joined by Daniel Rader, Reliability Engineer at L3Harris Technologies, to discuss the proactive side of reliability and how we design reliability into our systems and into our machines. Read More »

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Overcoming Big Excuses to Deliver Lasting Change

Joe Kuhn Joe Kuhn

Opportunity costs, often the most significant factor, are captured when resources can focus on improving the business rather than fighting fires. For a variety of reasons, reliability culture remains something most of us only study, listen to in case studies, and dream about. Read More »

Article

The No-Nonsense Buyer’s Guide to IoT: Part 1

Jeremy Drury Jeremy Drury

Can you hear the sound of a deflating balloon? Listen — you know that sound because it’s also the sound of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Years of inflated expectations are collapsing from the harsh realities of implementing and scaling this supposed game-changing technology. IIoT is quickly becoming a shriveled balloon on the ground. Read More »

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Challenging Change: Turning 5 Pitfalls of Change into Program Advantages

Tara Holwegner Tara Holwegner

Each milestone in these universal phases of change constitutes a risk to the success of your improvement initiative. The good news? The phases can be anticipated and planned for, and their inherent challenges can be overcome. The level of effort and intensity to navigate will depend on the magnitude of the change, your current environment, and the workplace culture. Read More »

Video

The Importance of Lubrication Management in Maintenance & Reliability with Travis Richardson

The Importance of Lubrication Management in Maintenance & Reliability with Travis Richardson

This CMMSradio episode features host Greg Christensen and guest Travis Richardson discussing Noria’s LubePM — A lubrication management system (LMS) — and the intricacies of designing lubrication and oil analysis protocols in your plant environments.

Article

Sustainability in Warehousing: 5 Strategies for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs

Will Schneider Will Schneider

In today’s world, sustainability is increasingly essential as consumers gravitate toward brands that prioritize sustainable practices. For warehouses, adopting sustainable strategies is not just an ethical decision — it’s a strategic opportunity to establish a reputable brand in the market that resonates with environmentally conscious consumers. Read More »

Article

Revolutionizing Electrical Energy Conservation and Safety with Ultrasound

Alex Cooper Alex Cooper

One of the largest misconceptions surrounding the use of ultrasound technology is that it’s difficult to operate or first requires extensive training. In reality, these solutions can be as simple as pointing a camera at an electrical asset and reading the screen, which will reveal the location of the partial discharge. Read More »

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Resilient Reliability During the Renewable Revolution

Yoann Urruty Yoann Urruty

Together, we must understand our energy consumption habits and make conscious decisions that not only increase the sustainability of our maintenance and reliability programs, but that of the “green” market at large. Only by doing this can we begin a true green transformation and create lasting stability within our industry. Read More »