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Availability Engineering and Management for Manufacturing Plant Performance by PE, CPA Richard G. Lamb

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Chapter 17 Classic Cycles of Production System Management

Introduction

The availability discipline is established in the plant as a living process. Availability management will become part of total plant functioning. Otherwise, the ability of the plant to perform according to the most profitable availability scheme will generally decline over time. This chapter explores the role of the availability discipline in corporate, operating company and plant management. Subsequent chapters explore the role in detail as a set of work and decision processes.

Empowerment by Availability Engineering and Management

This exploration will reveal that it is a mistake to view availability management and its maintenance operations only in the context of plant ...

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