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Is Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) used to reduce Scheduled Maintenance? The answer is…

I often hear people say that RCM is used to reduce Proactive Maintenance.  I say, “it depends!”  Watch as I explain…

Productivity, RCM and…Vegas?

I never would have thought that a “productivity tip” also held the key to starting (or continuing) your RCM program.  Watch as I explain (from Vegas!) how spending only 10 minutes a day can help you achieve greatness with RCM and with your personal and professional life!

When you do RCM, you do ALL THREE of these…FMEA, FMECA, and CBM

Have you ever heard someone say:  I’m not sure if I should do RCM, FMEA, FMECA, or CBM? I hear that a lot. But that leads me to one of the biggest misconceptions of the RCM process.It’s often wrongly believed that Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, (FMEA), Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality…

How are spare parts handled within the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process?

During our January 2018 members-only online Group Workshop, I answered this question posed by one of our members.  This video is an actual excerpt from the group workshop.  It explains how RCM can help you make decisions about spare parts and how it can influence how many spare parts you hold on the shelf!  

One of the Biggest RCM Misconceptions: You must have comprehensive “historical data” in order to carry out RCM

Historical data is important for an RCM analysis. But the kind of data that is generally collected isn’t sufficient to answer all the questions in the RCM process. Let me show you what I mean…

The most valuable lesson my mentor, John Moubray, ever taught me.

When it comes to asset management, there’s an important question to ask: Are you managing YOUR most valuable asset properly (or at all)? The answer has NOTHING and EVERYTHING to do with RCM.