Lamb, R. G.

Cost Control Systems, LLC, Houston, Texas

HPIn Competitiveness: Has your firm answered the performance questions?

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

Most firms and their plants now have a history of undertaking programs to improve equipment reliability and maintenance. Many still expect good results. Some are becoming discouraged. As a predictor..

HPIn Competitiveness: Profit or just fade away

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

Recently, I have had opportunities for frank discussions with senior and operating managers of several reliability and maintenance consulting firms. Through their responses to several questions, we es..

HPIn Competitiveness: Core areas of availability-based business simulation

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

The May column introduced availability-based business performance simulation as the critical first step to reliability and maintenance improvement programs. This computer-based software is vital becau..

HPIn Competitiveness: Plant availability-based business simulation

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

What if manufacturing plant designers omitted process simulation from the engineering approach? Would it be good business to own such a plant? This is how reliability and maintenance is being tackl..

HPIn Competitiveness: 2-D approaches to a 3-D problem

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

Your firm has a choice in its approach to reliability and maintenance. It can continue to improve equipment reliability and strive for world-class maintenance in hope of increased business performance..

HPIn Competitiveness: Better check it out

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

It is proven that there is immense latent profitability to be tapped through equipment reliability and maintenance. I am speaking of sales volumes, earnings, return on capital employed, total stockhol..

HPIn Competitiveness: Your firm's missing core business process

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

Your firm's missing core business process

HPIn Competitiveness: Move the needle on the ROI meter

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

Return on investment (ROI) is a key meter of performance on executive management's "dashboard." This is because ROI – sometimes called return on capital employed or return on assets – is use..

HPIn Competitiveness: Reducing maintenance expenses – Is that all there is?

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

I recently attended one of many annual reliability and maintenance conferences. As usual, the battle cry to reduce maintenance expenses was heard early and often. Case of the B52. This call to arms..

HPIn Competitiveness: Move the needle on the ROI meter

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

Return on investment (ROI) is a key meter of performance on executive management's “dashboard.” This is because ROI – sometimes called return on capital employed or return on assets ..

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