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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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“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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Like lots of people around the world I have watching a fair amount of Olympic Games coverage and reading the news regarding events I am interested in that did not get coverage. I was a bit surprised however to read about this year’s Badminton scandal.

Being a competitive person I had a very difficult time […]

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Having written several blogs regarding RCM Implementation including how to implement, keeping implementation on track, and selecting the right people to keep your implementation moving forward, I am interested in hearing about your RCM Leaders.

We are always interested in knowing about the people who have driven your RCM effort as well as some […]

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The Definition of Insanity???

On February 21, 2012 By

One of the basic concepts of understanding equipment reliability is the Potential Failure Curve (P-F Curve) and several years ago I added some additional slides and graphics to my P-F Curve module to help people better understand the importance of a sound maintenance strategy.

I once again woke […]

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Do we really need to do RCM?

On December 27, 2011 By

Do We Really Need to Do RCM?

Reliability Centered Maintenance is a lot of work; it takes time, people, leadership, resources and discipline.  There really has to be an easier way, a shorter processes that one can perform by sitting at a desk, clicking a […]

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One of our customers who is thinking about setting up a RCM Blitz™ Facilitator training class asked me what makes someone a good RCM facilitator?  What type of experience should he/she have and what are some the qualities we should look for in selecting these people?

Thinking about the answer, an interesting thought […]

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Reliability Centered Everything???

On September 8, 2011 By

I get mad at Stan Nowlan and Howard Heap from time to time. Fifteen years ago their work titled Reliability Centered Maintenance became the focus of my life when I first discovered the impact that RCM could have on manufacturing reliability. Since that time, I have authored somewhere around twenty articles on the subject, been […]

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Scoring Your RCM Effort

On September 8, 2011 By

In the early years of providing RCM Blitz™ services for companies I was often challenged in regard to the validity of the RCM Blitz™ process and my experience as a RCM facilitator.  I always felt the best way to answer these questions was to provide information that detailed a […]

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