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RE: Six Sigma and more
This month we have added many new resources for you to profit from. As you share this information with
your associates, be sure and let them know www.feedforward.com.au was the
first to release it!
Welcome to February's issue of our Feed Forward Newsletter! My name
is Don Fitchett, the author of "The Maintenance War Newsletter". This first area of the
newsletter is for introductions and commentary. We have added so much to
the website, it all can not be covered in the newsletter. So please browse
around and find your gold nugget.
If a friend has given you this copy of the newsletter,
you can find an online version on our website www.feedforward.com.au
Every month we add new book titles for you to download, free
articles and other resources.
those of you waiting for Mike Sondalini's Second Edition to 'Belt
Bucket Elevator Design, Use and Care' It
is now available by clicking here... 'Belt
Bucket Elevator Design - SECOND EDITION'.
This second edition of the very
popular and rare title 'Belt and Bucket Elevator Design' consists of even
more details to use in the industrial design engineering, fabrication
and care of belt and bucket elevators.
Critical information and
engineering decision detail has been added on bearing selection, shaft
seal, belt tension, dust extraction, hazardous applications, drive
selection and more on proper use and care for operators and
We have had record CD
sales last month for which our affiliates deserve much of the credit.
Our affiliate, Reliability
Center, Inc, was the largest contributor to last month's success by
telling their newsletter readers about our CDs. We want to give them a
special thanks and ask you to review their website and newsletter.
In line with our mission
statement to always give the customer more than they expect, we have
worked extra hard to bring you the resources and discounts mentioned below.
Also this month we are running a sale on The
CMMS Insider's Guide ebook, Process
Hazards Analysis and Process
Safety Audit Protocols ebook
We have added many new downloads in our download
area. Of special interest might be the links to DOE training manuals.
All at no cost to you.
Hope you find something of value.
not have truly lean manufacturing without also having Lean Maintenance™.
When learning and implementing Lean Maintenance™, my advice is to get
some good advice.
cannot think of anyone better than Howard Cooper to recommend to you in
this pursuit. Who better than someone who has stuck to one concept and
just kept making it better and better, for 25 years? Howard is so
dedicated he even trade marked the term Lean
seriously, in working with Howard, I have seen a lot of areas emphasized
which I have also identified as major causes for implementation failure. The first
two that come to mind is the realization of true downtime cost and
preparation for skilled trade knowledge lost by employee retirement and
turn over rates.
Howard Cooper has provided us with a great article to share this
knowledge with you, Lean
maintenance using six sigma DMAIC
Technical Writing AND Writing for Business
Owner and writer of Word Constructions Tash Hughes, donated an
article about business writing. I recommend you print and post this
article in your office as a guide line for your business.
Writing and Writing for Business
In reviewing this article, I wanted to add my advice from
a marketing point of view. Today is the day of the internet and in your
writings you should take this into account . The rule of thumb should be
any document you are writing that may help sales, should be written first
as internet friendly copy.
By 'internet friendly', I am referring to 'easy to be
found on the internet by potential customers'. What made me think of this
was Tash's statement in the article "Your choice of language is also
important." With the internet, that advice is even more important.
In traditional sales copy and news releases it was a
great move to use eye popping, heart stopping and catchy phrase for your
title. In today's world, the title of your document is the most important
aspect if your article is ever to be found by potential customers on the
You may use "the latest slang and street
language" or power words in a title like "Lean
Maintenance", "Crisis!", or "machine life cycle"
... but if few to none ever search the internet using those phrases, your
article will not be found. You need to do a little research to find out
how your potential customers will search for your product on the internet.
Then when you discover the most common search terms are
phrases like "lean manufacturing" and "reliability engineering",
for example, you use these phrases in your title and your text. Then you
can convert the internet copy to brochures, a book or other media content.
So the lesson here: pay attention to the words you use
from a marketing point of view too.
The Alexa.com web ranking system:
is one of my favorite search engine and directory because before you ever
go to the website found in your search results, you can evaluate the
website with a mass amount of information about each website.
You can see how they rank out of all websites on the internet, how
their traffic to the website is, links to them, contact info and much
more. Try one category and see who's who. :>)
> Business > Industrial Goods and Services > Engineering >
Two individuals received prizes for answering last month's quiz below.
The first answer won because it was so close and first. The second
winner was the one who answered the question correctly (Rob's #2 answer),
word for word! Congratulations !
You are placed in a room (a cube with 6
sides), made of steel. There are no doors or windows,
all that is in the room with you is a mirror and a table. How do you get
Firstly, good job with the newsletter. It's the most worthwhile item
to reach my inbox each month.
There are two ways of obtaining a saw in this situation. You could
bang your head on the steel walls until you got a sore, but this is
painful, and not spelled correctly. However, if one looked around and saw
the table until it fell in two, one would have two halves. Then, if one
looked in the mirror and saw the table in reverse, it would of course form
a whole, which can be handy thing. If the hole was put against the wall it
could be climbed through to glorious freedom.
1. Break off the leg of table, break the mirror in half. Two halves
make a whole. Crawl out through the whole (hole).
2. Look in the mirror, when you look into the mirror, you see what
you saw. Take the saw, cut the table in half. Again, two halves make a
whole. Crawl out through the whole.
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