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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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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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My wife is a teacher and has been for nearly thirty-three years and along with being a fantastic Wife, Mother and Grand Mother becoming a teacher was her childhood dream.  Tonight the curtain on what has been a dream fulfilled begins to close and I’m sad to say I will miss the final performance of […]

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The Value of Precision Maintenance

On September 26, 2012 By

Every once in a while someone asks me a question that catches me off guard, the kind where you have to stop and think and there is that long uncomfortable pause.

As your brain attempts to quickly sort through its database of answers like a contestant on Jeopardy you still an a mentor want to ensure the […]

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The key to building a successful RCM effort always starts with a plan.  While we would like to believe that in today’s world one could design a strategy for performing, implementing and executing RCM that would work for all companies large and small, the realities of this are quite different.  While […]

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This will be the first of a series of 10 blogs that I will post on this subject.  The idea came about through a recent discussion with a new client who is in the planning stages of starting a corporate wide RCM initiative.

Start with a proven consultant

Almost every […]

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Getting AMP’ed for RCM2011

On February 6, 2011 By

I spent the last few days in Charleston with Carey Repaz putting slides for our RCM 2011 workshop on developing a failure modes based maintenance strategy.  The workshop will include both lecture and hands on examples and I have to say I am very pleased with the finished product.  […]

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Getting Ready for RCM

On October 29, 2010 By

As a Manufacturing Reliability Consultant, I am often asked by clients “How do we make sure our RCM program doesn’t become the program of the month”?  I always give the same answer, a proven formula that has worked well for many clients:

Plan – Measure – Train – Perform – Implement – Communicate

Follow this […]

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As I attend various reliability conferences year after year, I have noted that each conference will address the topics of Root Cause Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, and Reliability Measures as separate and distinct topics.  Some of the presenters at these conferences will even lead us to believe all we need is this one tool, apply […]

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