Posts by: mike gehloff

Sometimes as the Maintenance Planner we feel responsible for everything and capable of nothing.  It can be a very frustrating and thankless job at times.   I believe that a good portion of this frustration comes from the lack of clarity around expectations.  Where do I fit in? What do they want from me? What can I […]

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Je viens de quitter une petite table ronde à Bruxelles, où le sujet était de surmonter nos problèmes de MRO.  Étaient présents les chefs qui travaillent dans des secteurs aussi variés que la pharmacie, le manufacturing, la marine, ainsi que l’alimentaire et les boissons.  Avec beaucoup de discussions perspicaces, voici ce que j’ai pu laisser […]

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Permet de faire une chose sur la table avant de commencer ; la perfection est impossible à obtenir.

Peu importe combien nous essayons , il y aura toujours une capacité illimitée pour l’amélioration personnelle , pour l’amélioration de l’équipe … d’autant plus là-bas . Quand nous ne pouvons accepter cette idée , l’avenir devient très […]

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I have just read this interesting article on time management.

We all know Murphy’s Law is “if something can go wrong it will go wrong.”  But this article discusses Parkinson’s Law, which states:

“The amount of time which one has to perform a task is the amount of […]

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Life Long Learning

On March 18, 2014 By

No slight intended to the ladies…I think this applies to everyone….a quick read inspired me to post this:




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If I were to offer you a single piece of paper, how much would you be willing to pay me?  How about a single idea?  How about a single idea that would help you solve the most important problem that you faced yesterday, and that would spread like wildfire throughout your organization?  Now I think we might have […]

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What better way to waste an afternoon than to debate which came first the chicken or the egg?

One thing that can not be debated however is the fact that abnormalities come before failures.
This is a fact.

What we notice:
We are conditioned early on to react to failures; the […]

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