Ricky Smith

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Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith was born in Charleston, South Carolina and began his maintenance career working on M551 Sheridan tanks in the US Army. He transitioned from a technical role to a leadership role in manufacturing and industrial maintenance and reliability and has been instrumental in resolving complex maintenance and reliability issues worldwide. Ricky has held most positions within the maintenance and reliability field, working for companies such as Exxon, Alumax Mt Holly, General Dynamics, and the US Army. Ricky retired from the US Army and Army Reserves in 2008; his last tour was at the Pentagon, in the role of Facility Investigator for Secretary of Defense Gates. Ricky’s life has been committed to the maintenance and reliability field and the range of clients he has helped span multiple types of industries and facilities. He continues to serve the maintenance and reliability world today as a Senior Reliability Advisor for Allied Reliability Group, a global family of companies comprised of best-in-industry maintenance, reliability, and operational consulting and services, training, staffing, and integrated software solutions servicing the industrial and manufacturing sector. Link to all of Ricky’s books on Amazon

Ricky is the co-author of Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers; Lean Maintenance: Reduce Costs, Improve Quality, and Increase Market Share; Industrial Machinery Repair: Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide; and Planning and Scheduling Made Simple, among others. He has also been a frequent contributor and author for a variety of magazines over the past 25 years on technical, reliability, and maintenance subjects.

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Ricky holds the certifications of Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) and Certified Maintenance Reliability Technician (CMRT) from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) from the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE).

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Rules of Thumb

Rules of Thumb

 

 

 

 

Industrial Machinery Repair

Industrial Machinery Repair

Buy it on Amazon Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers by Ricky Smith and Keith Mobley will give the engineer the “have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to” book.

Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb” that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment.

• Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance
• Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face
• Written by two of the top experts in the country

Buy it on Amazon Industrial Machinery Repair by Ricky Smith and Keith Mobley provides a practical reference for practicing plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, physical plant supervisors and mechanical maintenance technicians. It focuses on the skills needed to select, install and maintain electro-mechanical equipment in a typical industrial plant or facility.

The authors focuses on “Best Maintenance Repair Practices” necessary for maintenance personnel to keep equipment operating at peak reliability and companies functioning more profitably through reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity and capacity.

A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced. If the principles and techniques in this book are followed, it will result in a serious reduction in “self induced failures”.

In the pocketbook format, this reference material can be directly used on the plant floor to aid in effectively performing day-to-day duties. Data is presented in a concise, easily understandable format to facilitate use in the adverse conditions associated with the plant floor. Each subject is reduced to it simplest terms so that it will be suitable for the broadest range of users. Since this book is not specific to any one type of industrial plant and is useful in any type of facility.

  • The new standard reference book for industrial and mechanical trades
  • Accessible pocketbook format facilitates on-the-job use
  • Suitable for all types of plant facilities

Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Fracas Ricky Smith

Fracas Ricky Smith

Buy it on Amazon What is “Lean?” By Ricky Smith and Bruce Hawkins. Whether referring to manufacturing operations or maintenance, lean is about doing more with less: less effort, less space, fewer defects, less throughput time, lower volume requirements, less capital for a given level of output, etc. The need to provide the customer more value with less waste is a necessity for any firm wanting to stay in business, especially in today’s increasingly global market place. And this is what lean thinking is all about.

Lean Operations are difficult to sustain. More Lean Manufacturing Plant Transformations have been abandoned than have achieved true Lean Enterprise status.

There are solid and recurring reasons for both of these conditions. The most significant of these reasons is that production support processes have not been pre-positioned or refined adequately to assist the manufacturing plant in making the lean transformation. And the most significant of the support functions is the maintenance operation, which determines production line equipment reliability. Moving the maintenance operation well into its own lean transformation is a must-do prerequisite for successful manufacturing plant – or any process plant – Lean Transformations. This Handbook provides detailed, step-by-step, fully explained processes for each phase of Lean Maintenance implementation providing examples, checklists and methodologies of a quantity, detail and practicality that no previous publication has even approached. It is required reading, and a required reference, for every plant and facility that is planning, or even thinking of adopting “Lean” as their mode of operation.

* A continuous improvement strategy using new “lean” principles

* Eliminate wasteful practices from your manufacturing or chemical processes, increasing the profitability of your plant

* Save thousands of dollars a year on new equipment by keeping your existing equipment maintained using this revolutionary method

Buy it on Amazon Ricky Smith and Bill Keeter. This book was written based on the knowledge that most companies cannot and do not perform an effective failure identification, analysis, and corrective action system and thus spend a lot of time and money chasing what they consider “bad actors.” FRACAS is the best method for continuous improvement of your maintenance strategy through the use of good failure data, accurate analysis, and implementation of an effective corrective action. The corrective action could come in the form of a maintenance strategy adjustment or redesign. Most people do not understand the power of FRACAS, and in this book we will unlock this awesome tool and change the way you view failures. This book can help any company be successful at failure elimination. The only ingredient you will need to add will be “discipline” to ensure everyone follows the program so that the full benefits can be found in lower cost, higher availability, lower replacement cost, and fewer chances of an unknown failure. Contents:Chapter 1: What is FRACAS and Failure Reporting? Chapter 2: The Basics of Failures Chapter 3: Eliminating Failures (Can it be done?) Chapter 4: Understanding FRACAS in Simple Terms Chapter 5: Failure Reports Chapter 6: Weibull Analysis (Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask) Chapter 7: Steps to Implementing an Effective FRACAS Chapter 8: The Cost of Unreliability Chapter 9: Managing Change in a Failure Elimination Organization

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