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Total preventative maintenance

We briefly discuss TPM in our book.  For a more detailed overview of the concept and how it is implemented the Plant Maintenance Resource Center provides a thorough introduction here. This includes a discussion of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) too. It … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Konecranes – servistisation strategy in action

Konecranes is a global company headquartered in Finland. The company provides a wide range of lifting solutions and equipment for a number of sectors, with general manufacturing, ports, pulp and paper, steel and automotive being its main markets. Konecranes’  doesn’t stop at the … Continue reading

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How the servitisation strategy evolved over time

Ren and Gregory (2009) argue that, at least in the capital goods sector (i.e. large equipment), these services evolved over time.   In the first instance, manufacturers have to provide some kind of after sales service, but they do so somewhat … Continue reading

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Lean manufacturing – four bundles of 22 different practices?

One of the most downloaded articles in the Journal of Operations Management is ‘Lean manufacturing: context, practice, bundles, and performance’ by Shah and Ward (2003).  Of course, one of the reasons for the high download is the fact that it … Continue reading

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