Lamb, R. G.

Cost Control Systems, LLC, Houston, Texas

Make the case for ‘lean thinking’ in maintenance

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

What is ‘lean’ for maintenance; should companies use?

Improve your annual report through maintenance cost control

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

It is possible to significantly better a firm's bottom line through reliability and maintenance. However, this has rarely been the reality and needs to change

HPIn Competitiveness: Enterprise asset management: what is it?

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

Over time, many acronyms have been given to the organizational function to manage equipment availability performance. More recently, a new acronym has emerged: EAM. It stands for enterprise asset mana..

HPIn Competitiveness: Equipment solutions management: the missing link

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

I recently discussed with a plant's management its vision and program to eliminate unplanned production losses from equipment failures. The facility's overarching goal is to achieve zero breakdowns. ..

HPIn Competitiveness: The next era has begun

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

I started working with availability, reliability and maintenance engineering and management in the 1980s. Little was known or published about this side of business operations. Consequently, I set out ..

HPIn Competitiveness: Strategic distinction for success

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

I recently completed a consulting assignment to develop a line-of-business model. It was for a firm that had developed a suite of leading-edge software and associated services to serve all aspects of ..

HPIn Competitiveness: Measuring hard-dollar benefits

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

I wrote recently that the management of several reliability and maintenance consulting firms agreed with two statements. First, reliability and maintenance improvement has immense potential to advance..

HPIn Competitiveness: 'To Our Stockholders'

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

Have you read your company's most recent annual report? Pay special attention to the section typically titled "To Our Stockholders" and signed by the chairman. Better yet, access the Web sites of your..

HPIn Competitiveness: Measuring business performance from reliability and maintenance

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

A plant's success in meeting its strategically and competitively based production goals is measured as revenues. Revenues, along with cost per unit, total expenses, and working and capital investment ..

HPIn Competitiveness: Measuring plant availability performance

Lamb, R. G., Cost Control Systems, LLC

I recently had an occasion to work with a plant availability performance simulation software called MIRIAM. The generated reports were impressive. Their depth and quality underlined to me how much som..

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