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RE: The Challenge
Welcome to the 12th 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. Remember, the
website has many new items added each month. 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, CDs, free
articles and other resources.
This newsletter issue, I would like to challenge all readers to change.
Change management, change process, change the world! Below you will find
two challenges for you to change the world we live in, more specifically;
change the industry we have to live with.
Number 1: Change the world by putting in writing some of
the knowledge you have obtained for a topic you feel you have become an
expert at. You don't have to be a writer or author now days to change the
world by sharing your expertise. (There is always some one who can proof
read your material. :>)
- You need
only to take action today to make it happen!
Make the commitment today by
setting some time in your calendar or writing a quick initial outline of
some topic you feel you have better than average knowledge of.
How will this change
the world? This is where Feed Forward Publications can help you. Send us
your industry related writing and we will share it with the rest of the
world. You can write as little as a page or two (an article) or as much as
30 to 600 pages (a book). It depends on your passion for the topic. We
will use our global resource to make your writings known to the world.
Besides doing your part to change management, the process or the industry
in general, you will receive recognition for the expert knowledge you have
obtained and may even start a life time stream of extra revenue for your
Take our newest author Larry Bush for example. Larry has been an electrician for 47 years, and in
maintenance management for 22 years. We helped him organize his notes
and thoughts on how a maintenance policy should be written and it evolved
to become the "Maintenance
Policy and Procedures Manual Ebook". We currently show his book to well over
80,000 unique individuals in our industry, every month!
While the most important fact is that Larry is changing
the world we live in by sharing his knowledge, he is also earning that
much deserved recognition for his accomplishments. Additionally, at absolutely
no cost to Larry, 30 days after his ebook release he started receiving
additional income from book sales. Larry, like Mike Sondalini, is on his
way to releasing many articles too. Industrial articles help make
our industry a better place to work while giving the author even more
The articles we release are distributed on the many
websites we manage, our affiliates and picked up by other industry related
websites. A great article released by us can very possibly reach a quarter
of a million unique individuals every month from around the world!
At the time of this release, Larry has three articles
which we have publicized for him. They are ... Electrical
Industrial Troubleshooting, How a Photoswitch Saved My Job,
To Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity.
Putting your knowledge in writing
not only helps the industry, it helps you. Whether you are a consulting
company seeking additional exposure for your company or an individual
seeking recognition and additional revenue, we want to review your
writings. Please email them to us today! (See
Writing for Business)
Number 2: A
New Design Competition With US$999 Worth Of Prizes.
This month Lifetime
Reliability added more products to their list of problem solving
technologies. You can see a list of them by following the link
lower down this page.
Let's start a competition!
To promote the use of more reliable
technologies for solving real world problems Lifetime Reliability has
collected together some prizes for the competition.
The first competition is to design a long lived a rotating
shaft bearing seal solution using the technologies at the
companies listed on the 'Links To Reliable Technology' http://www.lifetime-reliability.com/links.html web
site page. Before August 31st, please email
your solutions using outstanding bearing protection technologies and
they'll pick a winner.
As for the prize they'll post to anywhere
in the world, a complete set of the GOLD Feed Forward Publications
Workforce Training CD Set worth US$399. PLUS credit the winner
US$600 into their PayPal account. (Thanks to Don Fitchett of www.bin95.com
for the Gold Workforce Training CD donation.)
Please include a .JPG or .GIF image of your
hand sketch (or CAD drawing) of the design idea with a short 300 - 400
word description of the design, why it's good, and descriptions and part
numbers of the items you chose to use.
Finally, if you come across great
technology, with outstanding reliability that is not on the Lifetime
Reliability web site, please send them an email with a link to the
manufacturer's web site concerned. If it's excellent they'll
post it on the 'Links To Reliable Technology' page so everyone can
use it in future.
To submit your design idea and for
questions, email Lifetime Reliability [email@example.com]
and good luck!
Best Maintenance Practices 2004 in Houston, TX
Lean Maintenance via Lean
Seminar already occured.
The World Wide Web:
Below are some more seminars I recommend you attend...
Training Seminar - PLC5 � - SLC500 �
Planning and Scheduling - Seminar Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec.
Turnarounds and Outages - Seminar Sept.
Skills For Maintenance - Workshop Nov.
Storerooms - Seminar Dec.
Process Management - Seminar
Best regards and thanks for being a subscriber to this
Feed Forward Publications
Tel : (573) 547-5630
www.feedforward.com.au teaches your maintenance crew engineering and asset
care knowledge so that they can solve more problems, become more
knowledgeable, make better decisions and your plant runs more reliably!
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