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23 How Should We Structure Our Organization? Ron Moore, CMRP H ow should we structure our organization? It's an age-old question. There are a number of organizational structures to apply to a company or division that will work if people are willing to work together. There are also structures that will not work, no matter the structure, if the people are unwilling to work together. It's critical to make it easy for employees to work together, maximizing their alignment to the company's strategy and goals and minimizing the potential for conflict among elements of the organization. Structure should follow strategy for manufacturing businesses: 1. CORPORATE LEVEL: Centralized policies and a small central staff, along with decentralized deployment of policies, work best. There must also be a process to verify policy implementation, adaptation and modification to suit local circumstances. 2. PLANT/FACILITY LEVEL: Ce n t ra l i ze d support functions, decentralized production, maintenance execution and area teams work best if your maintenance processes are relatively mature. Examples of mature processes include: a good work/maintenance management system, disciplined planning and scheduling (including adequate planners) and excellent condition monitoring to better determine the work to be done, parts needed, etc. If the maintenance processes are immature and you decentralize the maintenance function into area teams, you may be "putting firefighters closer to the fires without stopping the cause of fires or having the ability to efficiently put them out." In that case, it's more likely that a centralized maintenance function is needed to focus first on getting these processes in place. Once these processes are reasonably mature, creating area teams for maintenance execution with the support of centralized functions is likely best. Examples of centralized support functions include: maintenance planning and scheduling (with all planners, regardless of assignment to specific areas, reporting to one supervisor), machinery repair, predictive maintenance, technical support, contractor management and human resources. WWW.SMRP.ORG 10127-4056 SMRP Solutions SE.indd 23 8/22/16 9:43 AM http://WWW.SMRP.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology September 2016

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Old-School Approach To New-World Technology
Art Meets Reliability Science
Commit To Safety
Robot-Human Interaction Getting Safer
Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not The Same
Reduce Hidden Process-Safety Costs
Pace Your Reliability Program
Win The War With 'Lubrication By Design'
SAP Tips And Tricks
Understand Pump Vibration
Select The Right Relay
Bearing Care
Clear Up HOA Confusion
Potato Waste Becomes Clean Water, Energy
Products
Showcase
Ad Index
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Old-School Approach To New-World Technology
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Commit To Safety
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not The Same
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Reduce Hidden Process-Safety Costs
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Pace Your Reliability Program
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Win The War With 'Lubrication By Design'
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - SAP Tips And Tricks
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Understand Pump Vibration
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Select The Right Relay
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Clear Up HOA Confusion
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Potato Waste Becomes Clean Water, Energy
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