Everyday RCM

Take control of your equipment with 7 essential skills of Maintenance and Reliability

My Subaru Forester keeps serving up inspiration when it comes to Maintenance and Reliability. On my way to work, my Low Fuel Light illuminated. I had a choice…stop for gas and make it to work…OR…ignore it and get stuck on the side of the road? A no-brainer, right? Then why, in the Maintenance and Reliability world, do we often find ourselves stuck on the proverbial “side of the road?”

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asset management efforts

Are your Asset Management efforts worth your TIME?…

What does asset management have to do with TIME?  Everything.   My mentor, John Moubray, taught me that our most valuable resource is TIME.  Time is WAY more valuable than money.  How you spend your TIME determines IF and HOW your asset management efforts will pay off.  In other words, will your efforts help you…

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When it comes to Maintenance and Reliability, here’s how to avoid a (very expensive) trap…

The fundamentals of Maintenance and Reliability are being cast aside in favor of advancing technology that promises things like reduced maintenance and decreased costs. It’s easy to get caught up in “shiny object syndrome” and that can be a (very expensive) trap. Start from a position of strength and arm yourself and your team with…

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How I Applied All Seven Steps of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) on my drive home from the Reliable Plant Conference

On my drive home from the Reliable Plant conference, my Low Oil Engine Warning Light illuminated. Read how I used all seven steps of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) to figure out just how to handle it!

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What IS Reliability? It has everything to do with what you NEED!

I received an email from someone asking about what Reliability really is. He said he seems to be struggling to understand what it really means. And he’s not alone. Here’s a simple explanation of Reliability the way my mentor, John Moubray, explained it to me.

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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) vs Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO)

Have you ever wondered? In this video I explain the differences between Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO).

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F**k-off Power: Gain Control Over Your Equipment Using Reliability Centered Maintenance

I know.  I’m a lady. But it’s not my expression. That’s what my mentor, John Moubray, called it. And to this day, it’s one of the most valuable (and profitable) lessons he ever taught me. Use it to gain control over your equipment.

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Is Maintenance considered a “Profit Center” or a “Cost Center?”

If you think it’s expensive to figure out what kind of scheduled maintenance you should be doing on your equipment….wait until you get the bill for NOT doing it! Check out how Shakespeare inspired me on this one!

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Does the use of FMEA, FMECA, RCM templates, or Failure Mode libraries speed up the RCM process?

During a monthly, Members-Only, live online workshop, I was asked the question: Does the use of FMEA, FMECA, RCM templates, or Failure Mode libraries speed up the RCM process? The answer may surprise you!

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An apple, an avocado, and…inherent reliability???

Watch as I describe how maintenance can help us to achieve our equipment’s inherent reliability, but it can’t make a machine something that it isn’t. If we’re doing the right maintenance, and we still don’t have the reliability we want, we have two choices…

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