Includes a list of questions and answers in most chapters which provide possible real-world scenarios.Answers the what, why, or how of the topic being presented.Provides a list of key terms and reference material within each chapter to enhance further knowledge.To manufacture quality products or provide services at competitive prices is essential to survive in today's business climate. We are forced to look for better ways of doing things on continual basis. To meet customer's needs - on their schedule - requires (high) availability and reliability of equipment and systems when they are needed. In the maintenance and reliability (M&R) field, professionals are constantly challenged to implement the best way to ensure equipment is available as and when it is needed at a reasonable cost. These are called "best practices." But it is not as simple as putting something into effect. To truly realize a best practice requires learning, re-learning, benchmarking and implementing better ways of ensuring high reliability and availability of equipment and systems.Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices is designed to support that learning process. Written by professionals with 60 plus years of shop floor and management experience in a variety of industries, this practical resource will help seasoned professionals and novices understand the basic principles of maintenance and reliability. Written in an easy-to-read format, each chapter discusses the concepts with specific questions and answers. Each topic answers the what, why or how of the topic being presented. Understanding and implementing M&R practices in a cost-effective way is essential. This is perfect book for all in the work force of an organization who need to have a solid understanding of M&R.