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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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And The Survey Says!!!

On May 9, 2014 By

It’s gotten to the point where I have begun to look at the back of my shirt when I take it off at night.  There has to be a sign someplace that says “Send This Man a Survey”!

Maybe I have created my own problem because I have participated in so many in the past.  […]

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What’s Your Excuse?

On March 10, 2014 By

One of the most challenging aspects of being a consultant is addressing the musings of those who have accepted defeat.

With a smile of course; and friendly reassurance that you have in fact worked with companies who were worse off and with some training, confidence and a sound business plan they were able to turn […]

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Today starts the new year and I’m not sure how it happens but it would seem that once you have children the years pass like telephone poles on a country road.  The next thing you know your children have grown up, they’ve gotten married and you now have Grandchildren.

Who said life was fair?

Another […]

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We Are Committed???

On November 27, 2013 By

I have to say I get a chuckle each time I see the commercials from the Oil and Gas Company that claims they are committed to America.  If you would like to convince the public of this how about some transparency regarding the number of reportable spills, emissions and your OSHA reportable incident rate […]

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I have been working with a customer this year who has been doing an outstanding job of performing RCM’s, completing the implementation of the tasks and then scheduling and performing RCM tasks.  This being said, it would be wrong to say that their implementation went off without a hitch as they […]

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Full Blown RCM?

On June 19, 2013 By

I’m looking for your opinions on this one, as usual I have my own but I am very interested in what the masses have to say. Someone a few weeks back made the statement that in most cases for critical assets they think they like to use RCM Blitz, “but for something really critical we […]

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My Wife is a Hoarder!

On June 14, 2013 By

You have to admit it’s a catchy title, but in the last several weeks I have come to realize that she saves a lot of things.

Leslie has been an Elementary School Teacher for thirty three years and next Friday she closes the door to her classroom one last time.  Leading up to this last […]

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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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