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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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I was touring a plant with a client today to get a look at a system we were about to perform a RCM Blitz™ on and as stopped to look at a piece of equipment  I noticed one of their tradespeople who was in the process of replacing a rather large gearbox digging through […]

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A friend and I started this a while back at a conference while enjoying a couple of refreshments.  Think of the old Jeff Foxworthy bit “You might be a redneck”, instead the tag line is; “You’re probably not ready for Weibull.”

We had some real fun with it…  If your PM/PdM […]

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I have always believed that the equipment that makes your products and the operators who operate it are the most valuable assets you have. From the Janitorial Serves to the CEO, unless you are manufacturing product and putting it out the door, you are overhead – just another additional cost that has to be included […]

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I can remember attending my first Maintenance and Reliability Conference, while it was over twenty years ago I was excited to go and find out what other companies were doing to improve.  I can remember looking at the agenda and feeling a bit overwhelmed, there were so many different presentations to choose from sometimes I […]

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We can’t have a discussion about improving equipment reliability at your plant site without including the Planner in the conversation. The Maintenance Planner interacts somehow with nearly every job completed at your site, so he/she can make a very noticeable impact on the reliability of your equipment.

When it comes to […]

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20 years ago, I began my first assignment as a Reliability Engineer at Eastman Kodak’s Photo Chemical facility in Rochester, New York. Now, I understand that I just lost several people who began reading this article by using the words “photo” and “chemical” in the same sentence, but 20 years ago, most photography was still […]

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This video will help you gain a better relationship between asset lifecycles, reliability tools and methods.

 

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A strange thing happened as I prepared to start my working day with a hot cup of coffee and the local newspaper.

The headlines in the business section read “What would a Kodak bankruptcy mean?”

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