The RCM Standard, SAE JA1011, emphasizes the need for facilitators and analysis teams to list all of the functions of the asset or asset system. This refers specifically to all primary and secondary functions.
Criticality is one of the most misapplied and misunderstood methodologies in a reliability practitioners arsenal today. Personally I am absolutely astounded by the continual use of criticality approaches to select assets for an improvement process. Don't misunderstand me, I like the idea, and I believe it has a lot of...
I recently found a post on the job site The Brilliant Career.com. It is looking for a Reliability Engineering Subject Matter Expert to work with a company from Southern Carolina. Heres their summary description.
Those of us who live in the United States probably have or will soon receive a check from the U.S. Treasury, issued as part of the government's economic stimulus act. I expect mine any day now, but I haven't decided how to use it, so I ask you, our wise,...
For those of you who haven't noticed; the internet is fast becoming a very powerful tool for maintenance and reliability professionals to establish professional networks that span the entire globe. Since about the late 80's I think we all got the picture that job security was a thing of the past.
I have always enjoyed presenting. I went through a stage in my career where I literally forced myself through a number of embarrassing situations to force myself to get good at it. Today, I regularly speak in front of hundreds if not thousands of of people every year.
One of the most exciting things going on in the world today is the Software as a Service revolution in technology. This is an entirely new model of delivering technology via the internet which makes the software more economical, wrapped in a layer of high level services.
I have known Dr Christian Roberts for a long time now after meeting with him on a project in the rail industry in Liverpool in the UK. He is one of the disciplines real theoricians, with a knack for getting things done.
When training RCM facilitators, (or any leaders of reliability change for that matter), I am always sure to make sure I show them how to build a business case, and how to "tell the story". This isn't your run of the mill "How RCM saves you money" article.
I wrote this well over a decade ago while working in a few mining organizations in Australia. It has stood up pretty well over time so I thought I would post it here. As a result of recent audits and reviews of various medium to large-scale industry.