The Erudite Reliability Services OPC Bookstore A focused reliability and asset management library of books
Category – Leadership for Reliability Reference Books
A Practical Guide to Organizational Engineering
J.R. Paul Lanthier
Softcover, 68 pages
This book describes how to define a best-in-class organization and how to develop the necessary skills within your team. Discover how to develop meaningful meetings and KPIs, in support of the business process, and how to use these to engineer an efficient and effective organization that is sustainable and evolves with your needs and level of maturity.
Clean, Green, and Reliable: A Sustainable Reliability Guide for Industrial Plants
Douglas Plucknett and Christopher Colson
Softcover, 157 pages
Common Sense – it’s about making more with less and each of us doing our part to make our manufacturing companies more reliable, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and competitive. This book about being smart, being responsible, and being successful. It is also about doing the right thing.
Business Fables and Foibles
Softcover, 196 pages
Business Fables and Foibles for Improved Performance and Culture is a series of satirical stories that highlight many of the foibles in business across the world, particularly in manufacturing companies. It is both serious and amusing, using short, fictitious stories to illustrate various principles and lessons. It is hope that these stories will help all who read them to take away lessons they can apply in their business to make it more successful.
Goal Achievement Made Simple
Stephen J. Thomas
Softcover, 73 pages
This book will show you how to achieve your organization’s vision and the related goals through the use of a tool called the Goal Achievement Model. Included in this book is a detailed description of the model, questions to make you think about this process as it relates to your organization and an example to show you how it can be utilized.
Handbook to Achieve Operational Excellence
William Boothe and Steven Lindborg
Softcover, 157 pages
This book is for anyone who wonders how top performing organizations make it happen. By adopting the processes explained and illustrated, even you can create an organization that excels. Whether you are a CEO, an executive at any level, or even a supervisor for foreman, you will easily understand how to improve your present performance.
Maintenance Reliability Metrics/ KPIs 101 Keeping It Simple
Ricky Smith and David A. Martin
Softcover, 76 pages
Time and attention are currently two of the world’s scarcest resources and that, of course, applies particularly to maintenance and reliability professionals. The authors move quickly and efficiently to define a series of metrics and, more importantly, instruct you in where and when to use them. They are both committed to helping you become a Reliability Performance Manager as you use this information to drive bottom line improvements at your organization.
People: A Reliability Success Story
Softcover, 235 pages
Bob Edwards inherited a totally reactive maintenance group and he’d been asked to make the plant more reliable. Join him as he moves towards World Class, using the best tools available to him – people. In this book, you will learn how empowering and engaging garners the collective strength and how listening becomes a key skill.
Making Common Sense Common Practice, 5th Edition
Hardcover, 547 pages
This book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Ron Moore illustrates how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, ultimately increasing your company’s performance. An in-depth view into the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world.
Maintenance Strategy Series Vol. 5- Training Programs for Maintenance Organizations
Stephen J. Thomas
Softcover, 65 pages
At last, a book that will encourage maintenance reliability professionals to measure the success (or failure) of their improvement efforts. With this work, Stephen has created a simple guide to measuring improvement that is easy to understand, easy to use, and easy to implement. Use this book to ensure that your projects are effective and to get buy-in from stakeholders from the plant floor, accounting, and executive management.
The Journey to Improved Business Performance
Stephen J. Thomas
Softcover, 220 pages
While the storyline is a fictional account about business change made in a plant environment, readers will quickly realize that the tools found here can be successfully applied in all times in all lines of business. Anyone working to make a change for the better in their business will benefit from this book
The Relativity of Continuous Improvement
Dr. Klaus Blache
Softcover, 142 pages
To be excellent in business, you need a vision with a clearly defined purpose. By successfully managing the cultural changes and continuous improvement, you transition your organization’s vision into reality. This book allows you to learn how to change and sustain the behavior of the individual and, collectively, the team as the foundation of ongoing improvement – lots of little changes and some big ones.
Why Execution Fails and What To Do About It
Softcover, 92 pages
Industry studies have documented that approximately 70% of change initiative fail to deliver expectations. This book is based on proven execution techniques that will provide a simple formula and “How To” examples to help dramatically improve change success rates. The DELTA FORCE model will provide the silver bullet formula for successful execution.
What Tool? When? A Management Guide for Selecting the Right Improvement Tools
Hardcover, 440 pages
This book describes several of the more common and popular methods, including case studies, being used by manufacturing companies to improve their business. Before examining these tools and strategies, several fundamental issues are examined, and if present, almost any tool will be effective, but if absent, almost no tool will work.