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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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Several weeks ago a customer I worked with back in 2005 called me to ask some questions about a specific Root Cause Analysis process they were using as well as the facilitator they were working with.  While I was familiar with the RCA process they were using I admitted to them I had […]

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Each year, I work with a handful of customers who are interested in starting an RCM effort. Some are corporate roll outs and other times the effort starts at a single site.  Out of this handful of customers, I always have one or two who are giving Reliability Centered Maintenance […]

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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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Feeling the Heat!!!

On July 9, 2012 By

With the recent heat wave that has its grip on the Eastern 2/3 of the United States a large part of our population is learning very quickly what terms reliability and maintenance are all about.  While I would prefer we learn about these terms and the consequences of being unreliable as a result […]

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A customer who is relatively new the concept of RCM Blitz™ recently had a discussion with one of our facilitators regarding the PM’s and Failure Finding tasks that come from performing a RCM analysis. Having recently completed the implementation portion of the process he was excited to audit the last quarters […]

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Selecting RCM Facilitators

On March 22, 2012 By

The people you select as your RCM facilitators will play a key role in the success of your RCM program.  The RCM facilitators will have responsibilities in helping to select the equipment you choose to analyze, the depth or level or your analysis, and who will participate in the analysis. The selection of […]

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Scoring Your RCM Effort

On November 17, 2010 By

Like it or not we live in a society where we like to keep score. The score provides feedback; it gives those who are not involved information on the progress or success of those who are involved. The score can be delivered in an endless number of formats, the price of your company stock, net […]

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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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