I was recently at a client site discussing the upfront work that goes into performing a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis as well as putting together a charter for the company managers and RCM team to review, agree to, and sign when someone in the room finally had the nerve to speak up.

 

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RCM Leaders & RCM Followers

On April 28, 2015 By

Funny how times change.  When I first began speaking at conferences in 1999 some of the statements I made regarding how to most effectively manage a Reliability Centered Maintenance program were publically criticized by practitioners of other methodologies.  Sixteen years later it seems that those who were at first critical of RCM Blitz™ seem to […]

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When I entered the working world in February of 1981 I was ready to set the world on fire, I had been hired into an apprentice program at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York and while some would recognize this as an entry level position, I was determined to make a difference in […]

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Having visited hundreds of manufacturing plants in the last 15 years, someone recently asked me if there were any traits the most reliable plants all had in common. I have listed below the top 5 signs of a reliable plant.

Sign 1 – The plant is clean! The plants that are top performers are clean […]

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As I sat eating lunch today I made the decision to multitask, eat lunch with one and use the other to click through social media on my phone. The next thing I knew I was turning my face into a wall a using my napkin to wipe away the tears that had begun to leak […]

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In honor of the new year and the need to start this year off with a laugh or two, I have listed some of the sure-fire signs that your company may not be ready for this reliability stuff. I have to say that in my first 5 years working as a consultant, I wasn’t prepared […]

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Clean, Green and Reliable

On November 20, 2014 By

I first became interested in manufacturing reliability nearly twenty years ago working as a maintenance mechanic who had a personal interest in improving the reliability of individual assets by searching through our maintenance history for areas where we were spending the most time and money in regard to emergency/demand work orders.  Using the history we […]

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