April 1998

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

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..

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. Better yet, your firm can advance its business performance through reliability and maintenance. These two roads are very different. Most firms are traveling the first road. The second road is obviously the preferred one. So why is the first road the most traveled? The answer is simple. Firms have a two-dimensional approach to a three-dimensional problem. Many of us are familiar with the matrix organization. We can use the concept to explain the situation holding your

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