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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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At a conference last month someone approached me and asked how he could determine if his companies RCM programs was successful.  I quickly listed out the seven items below and as it turned out he stated that they only satisfied only one of the items on the list.

The reality is a successful RCM […]

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Operating Context

In the world of operations, maintenance and reliability engineering it’s a term that’s thrown around quite a bit.  I used it a while back in a blog post stating that the failure modes that have the most significant impact on asset reliability are those that result from the context, environment and culture in […]

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We can’t have a discussion about improving equipment reliability at your plant site without including the Planner in the conversation. The Maintenance Planner interacts somehow with nearly every job completed at your site, so he/she can make a very noticeable impact on the reliability of your equipment.

When it comes to […]

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Those famous words from Apollo 13 Pilot Jack Swigert, while actually misquoted, still apply to so many things today that they have become a very common phrase.  I used the phrase recently with a customer who was looking to optimize both the frequency of his proactive maintenance tasks and his spare parts. […]

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Continuing the series that started with maintenance technicians and supervisors, if you are new to the position of Operations Supervisor, what are some of the things you can begin working on immediately to improve reliability within the area you work?

1. Learn Your Process – The first thing someone is going to tell […]

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A few months back, I wrote a blog resulting from a conversation I had with a group of Maintenance Technicians who were attending the International Maintenance Conference (IMC) in 2011. While the group was enjoying the conference and learning some new things, the general consensus was that they felt they would not […]

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My wife, children, family and close friends know that I am an emotional person.  I wear my heart on my sleeve and when I care about someone or something I do so with a passion that can sometimes be seen as a flaw because I say what is on my mind.

What is on my […]

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I spent some time this morning talking to an old friend on the phone.  I met this guy several years ago when I first got started in the business of providing RCM training and services and a couple of years ago he moved on to a new company and as a maintenance and engineering […]

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“While this makes a lot of sense, THEY won’t do it.”

“We talk about doing a lot of things but THEY never follow through.”

“You really need to understand our CULTURE here, THEY read about stuff like this and even see it presented at conferences but THEY refuse to change the CULTURE so it won’t […]

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