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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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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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The Qualities of a Great RCM

On June 1, 2011 By

Every once in a while I get the pleasure of working with a RCM team that is just a cut above the rest, they are prepared, engaged, open, honest and most important willing to challenge the status quo.  While it might be just a coincidence, the great teams always […]

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RCM Facilitation – Hire and Expert or Develop Your Own People?  

Expert dependant RCM is heavily dependent on external, expert level RCM Blitz™ practitioner.  Your RCM practitioner will work closely with a lead manager from your company to help select assets for analysis, schedule […]

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Tip Number 3 is all about training….

Training – Managers, Facilitators, Participants – Successful RCM is all about having the right people trained at the correct levels.  We have always preferred starting each RCM event with our management overview training.  This course is intended for operations, maintenance, engineering, and corporate management; this training […]

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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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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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For each RCM Blitz™ analysis we provide at a company site we begin the effort with a four hour participant training session where we train the team in the concepts and terms used in the facilitation process.  Immediately following the training session we begin the RCM facilitation on the asset they […]

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