Lubrication Program Fitness Testing

When work practices are derived through honest deliberation, objective and quantifiable practices, it leads to precise, efficient, quality results, which leads to improvements from the bottom to the top of the plant. Precise, clearly defined lubrication practices help improve quality (machine repeatability) and productivity (machine reliability), which produces wealth for the enterprise. Oddly enough, plant managers shy away from exercising a similar form of objective quantifi cation for the entire program management practice/process. Without objective quantification of the whole, they can delude themselves into thinking that the parts of their programs are in much better shape than they really are.

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