RCM TODAY DOES NOT RESEMBLE
RCM can be a powerful reliability tool but unfortunately,
it has morphed and transformed into what it has unjustly become today.... that being a complex process that
is difficult to implement, and very costly to undertake. That is NOT how RCM was intended
to be. As a result, I have re-introduced the basic grassroots fundamental concepts of the RCM process in the manner it was
always intended to be by its founders Nowlan and Heap, so that RCM can reach a new plateau of understanding by the average
layperson, thusly making the entire process less daunting, more straightforward, and simpler.
Virtually all of my clients
were previously intimately familiar with RCM, and in fact, had tried various RCM versions... none of which were successful.
They ranged from the ultra simplistic streamlined versions to the ultra complex, obfuscated, and complicated versions.
The really simple versions were insufficiently robust to make any reasonable improvement to their preventive maintenance
program. The complex, overly complicated versions could not be readily implemented.
Every single client I
have worked with has had extremely successful results in improving their asset reliability, plant safety, cost effectiveness,
and PM program stature. I would gladly provide references from any one of my numerous clients (they are noted in this
website) who will attest to their successful RCM experience.
IT'S WEEKS NOT YEARS!
While most of today's renditions
of RCM are measured in the number of years it takes to complete the process... with my training seminar, the time to complete
a COMPREHENSIVE RCM ANALYSIS FOR ALL COMPONENTS IN A PLANT OR FACILITY SHOULD NOT EXCEED SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS AT
MYTHS ABOUT RCM
Some of the greatest
myths about RCM are as follows:
... RCM should not be attempted by
... RCM requires a specialized facilitator regimen.
... RCM is a very difficult process to implement.
... RCM is by definition an expensive process.
RCM can only be accomplished by experts.
Obviously, all of these
above myths, like all myths, are untrue.
WHAT IS A PLANT OR FACILITY ?
In my book, a plant and a facility are synonymous.
They are the entities for which you should maintain a preventive
maintenance program. They include any entity or asset where it is unacceptable to incur an unplanned shutdown, a loss of production or generation capability, a regulatory violation, environmental hazards, or any safety hazards such as fires,explosions, or personnel injuries.
In essence, it is any entity or asset that
manufactures a product or produces an output where it is unacceptable to incur unplanned interruptions of the operation
or worse yet an unwanted
AN OPEN AND CANDID DISCUSSION ABOUT RCM
The entire goal of my training is to keep it simple. I am fully acknowledged about
the sordid past history of RCM. In fact, the true history of RCM outside the commercial aviation industry has left nothing
but a "trail of a bunch of worthless analyses" that sits on shelves at companies all over the world. Why do
you think the actual success rate for RCM implementation is only 5-10%? Or, putting it another way, the actual failure
rate for implementing RCM is over 90%! In the course of my presentations at national and international conferences,
I hear the same frustrated chorus of responses from the attendees...... "We tried RCM but it became a costly nightmare
and we scrapped it". "We know there is some good to be gained there somewhere but we have yet to find the
right person with the right knowledge with the right methodology to mentor us".
Implementing a comprehensive
RCM program should not be measured in the number of years it will take but rather in the number of months or perhaps weeks
it will take to implement the process for your entire facility.
There are a lot of lessons that I learned in over 45 years of working
with and developing RCM and preventive maintenance programs. Remember, what I am teaching is NOT another system or "Flavor
of the Day". I am teaching what Nowlan and Heap "INTENDED". I AM TEACHING WHAT RCM WAS INTENDED
TO BE. What I have done is to take the culmination of years of experience with RCM and present it in a simple to understand,
easy to implement, straight-forward application. I am extremely familiar with all of the reasons that attempts at developing
a World-Class RCM-Based Preventive Maintenance Program have been elusive and have fallen short of expectations. I have
changed that. I came from the commercial aviation industry and I know how simple RCM should be and could be. One
of my greatest disappointments has been to see how complicated and obfuscated RCM has become. That is even why the title
of my book is "RCM - Implementation Made Simple".
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