Stop Putting Band-Aids on Problems and Use RCM to Ensure Your Equipment Gives You What You Need

Stop Putting Band-Aids on Problems and Use RCM to Ensure Your Equipment Gives You What You Need?

(Video Transcript)

Hi everyone. This is a follow-up video to the one that I did about my shoes. If you didn’t see it, the gist of that was that I came to the Fluke Xcelerate 2018 conference on beautiful Sanibel Island Florida. And I brought a new pair of shoes with me.

Now, I tried them on, but I didn’t walk around with them. And it ended up that one of them was a little too big and I didn’t bring a backup pair with me.

So, I tried a lot of things in the morning. I got some lotion and I kind of put a little bit on the back of my heals on my pantyhose to see if that would help my foot to kind of stay in the shoe a little more. And that didn’t work.

So, then I got some Kleenex and I stuffed it inside the shoe to maybe make the shoe a little smaller. And, as you can imagine, that didn’t work either. So then, I just took my hose off all together and that helped a little bit and it stayed on a little bit better but…

…it still…wasn’t very comfortable and I had to be really careful that my shoe didn’t come off when I walked.

Now, why am I telling you all about my shoes?

Well because, it seems to me that there are a lot of organizations out there that do the same kind of thing with their equipment. They put Band-Aids on the problems, so to speak, instead of just figuring out exactly what’s wrong with the equipment and fixing it the right way.

Now Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a very powerful process that you can use to figure out exactly what you need to do to make sure your equipment gives you exactly what you need. I’m Nancy Regan. Thank you for watching.

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Nancy Regan

I started RCMTrainingOnline.com to help organizations gain an understanding of maintenance and reliability basics. After all, the basics pervade just about every asset management solution out there ~ and they’re embedded in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).

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