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Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling by Ralph Peters

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Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Material Management

The Missing Link in Reliability

Abstract

This chapter takes a close look at why our spare parts can have a big impact on reliability. Typically, most operations, maintenance, and reliability professionals associate materials management with having, or not having, spare parts on hand. Despite their focus on optimizing plant performance, too little attention is paid to the maintenance of the spare parts that they hold in stock. The reason for this is that materials management is often thought of as a sideline or support activity rather than as a core function for achieving reliability, and so the influence that materials management actually has on reliability is underestimated. The reality ...

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