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Daily Management: The Foundation for Equipment Reliability

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Dennis C. Edwards, Sr.

General Physics Corporation

Paper No. IMECE2006-15185, pp. 425-430; 6 pages
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Textile Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division and Textile Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4774-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


Many manufacturing firms take on a variety of improvement initiatives without having first successfully mastered the various aspects of Daily Management. Daily Management, while simple in its concept, is typically difficult to master and requires an organization to undergo a cultural transformation. For "best-in-class" performance, the various elements that make up Daily Management must become embedded in the new manufacturing culture. Failing to fully learn & sustain the individual elements of Daily Management leads to organizational frustration and becomes the overriding factor with unsuccessful implementations of Quantum Leap Management initiatives. Daily Management must be an integral "tool kit" while traveling the reliability roadmap to manufacturing excellence. Several examples of significant performance results using only Daily Management principles will be shared with conference attendees.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME
Topics: Reliability



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