Reality Excellence - Building Results Driven Reliability Programs in the Real World
At times there seems to be a disconnect between maintenance and reliability theory and what occurs in the real world environment of the factory floor. This blog hopes to close that gap by discussing how reliability principles can best be applied in a manner to deliver bottom line results in the real world environment we live in.
If a fully functional computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), robust operator driven reliability, and craft skill proficiency are the building blocks of your reliability strategy’s foundation, then best practice planning and scheduling is the cornerstone on which many of the remaining program elements rest.
If someone were to come in and audit your training and development program, would they find it consisted solely of “Lunch, and Learns” and tribal knowledge passed down from your most senior craftsmen and operators to your new hires?
Are you involving operators in your battle to maintain asset health? Are you getting the most out of your operator led inspections? If the answer to these two questions is not a resounding yes read on.
If you already have developed a reliability program, but have not yet achieved the results you hoped for, maybe the lack of having a reliability strategy or the method in which you planned your roll-out, have limited your success.