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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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We all have flaws. No one is perfect. We all put our pants on one leg at a time. Life is really about understanding our strengths and weaknesses.

Anyone who has experienced their share of success and as well as failure in the business world has heard these phrases before.  […]

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I can honestly say, nobody I know of likes reading or hearing about recalls in the automotive industry.  I recently read about the GM Recall of 1.3 Million Vehicles and thought to myself- are they considering the failure modes?  If a company makes the decision to recall a bunch of vehicles you […]

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Preventing Disasters: Failure Modes and Malaysia Flight 370

Doug Plucknette and Allied Reliability Group take the tragedy of Malaysia flight 370 very seriously and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families of the passengers.  We use Malaysia Flight 370 as an example for educational sake solely in the […]

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Operating Context

In the world of operations, maintenance and reliability engineering it’s a term that’s thrown around quite a bit.  I used it a while back in a blog post stating that the failure modes that have the most significant impact on asset reliability are those that result from the context, environment and culture in […]

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I have been asked this question a number of times by clients who are getting started with their Reliability Centered Maintenance effort; having been in the business going on twenty years, I have some standard replies worked out. However, in one particular case the customer wasn’t finished because after I replied, he followed […]

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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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Continuing on with the theme of 10 things people can do to improve reliability at your site, I will focus today’s article on Electrical Technicians.

As technology continues to improve, our world becomes ever more dependent on electrical systems, controls, and components and as a result, the role your Electrical Technicians play in ensuring equipment […]

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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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