Posts by: DPlucky

Safety is a Lifestyle!

On June 16, 2015 By

Something to think about in a day and age when most companies post their Mission, Vision and Goals on the company web page.  Do we really stand behind these statements and demonstrate the behaviors that clearly show we are willing to do what it takes to create a safe workplace?

 

 

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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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While working in the field of Asset Management, formerly known as Maintenance and Reliability, for over 30 years, I have worked with my share of Managers and Leaders. Those who have known me for years know that I started in the field as a Pipefitter Apprentice, worked as a Journeyman and Team Leader for a […]

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