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On-Site RCM Training Seminar/Workshop by Neil Bloom, Author of "RCM - Implementation Made Simple"

 
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Published Internationally By McGraw-Hill
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am a Degreed Mechanical Engineer and the author of "Reliability Centered Maintenance - Implementation Made Simple" which is published world-wide by McGraw-Hill. I also serve as an Instructor in Continuing Studies at UCLA, UCI, and the University of Kansas where I teach RCM, Reliabilility, and Preventive Maintenance strategies.

LET ME STATE A WELL KNOWN PROVEN FACT:

The actual success rate for implementing an RCM program is in the 5-10% range. Putting it another way, over 90% of all RCM programs result in failure!

This lack of success does not have to become your experience.

LET ME STATE ANOTHER LESS KNOWN FACT:

RCM was never intended to have a 90% failure rate. Quite the contrary, RCM was intended to be a simple process that should result in a virtual success rate 100% of the time!

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RCM Author, Neil B. Bloom
RCM TODAY DOES NOT RESEMBLE IT'S ORIGIN

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.  After their RCM nightmares and failures, those clients chose to contact me!

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 MOST!


MYTHS ABOUT RCM
 
Some of the greatest myths about RCM are as follows:
... RCM should not be attempted by the layman.
... 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 disaster.
 
 
 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".  I have gone beyond Nowlan and Heap because their 1978 treastise on RCM, while totally applicable to the commercial aviation industry, cannot be "cookie cuttered" into an exact replica for use by any other industry.  There are too many inherent differences in their approach to commercial aviation that are NOT readily applicable to other industries.
 
Like most everything in life, there is a reason for things and as the famous commentator Paul Harvey once said,.... "and now for the rest of the story".  Well, the "rest of the story" deals with the "real" reason RCM was made so complicated in the past.  It was primarily to foster the need for having to continuously retain consultants.  After all, that is how they maintain their money stream.  If you could do the program yourself with your own folks, you wouldn't need them anymore.  That is the difference with me.  I HAVE NO RCM ARMY.  I do not bring in a team of people.  I do not have a consulting company of hundreds or dozens or even two people.  I am a single source mentor whose goal is to teach, train, and empower your own people.  In fact, before I leave your facility, your own people will be able to demonstrate, through a pilot study of your choosing that they can successfully implement your own program.  Your results will be immediate.  You will be able to implement your actual results before I leave.  After 4 days you won't need me anymore and thats exactly my goal.     
 
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL! 
 
 
HOW DO YOU KNOW WITH CERTAINTY THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE ABSOLUTE BEST RCM EXPERT TO BRING THE WORLD'S BEST RCM PROGRAM TO YOUR FACILITY AND CORPORATION?
 
You should be aware of a very important decision factor for selecting who you choose to deliver your RCM Training needs.  Whomever you may consider, ask that potential RCM Training vendor to provide you with a list of at least 10 to 12 of their previous clients and their contact phone numbers.  Then YOU personally call those previous clients to ascertain how successful they were at implementing a comprehensive RCM program.  How many of them actually had any real success?  
 
My RCM methodology which is known as "Modern Day RCM" is the only one that has been proven (by every one of my clients) to be a 100% successful path to RCM excellence.  In fact, I have a caveat in my website that guarantees a successful training outcome or there will be NO CHARGE for the seminar/workshop.  My methodology is the only RCM methodology designed to analyze every component in a plant or facility.  I have designed it that way because almost all major unwanted events caused by equipment failures that result in fires, explosions, injuries, and even death, occur in those "non-obvious or innocuous" components that are seldom looked at and are bypassed by virtually all other types of analyses.  
 
If a proposed RCM Training vendor cannot give you a list of at least 10 to 12 previous clients and a contact phone number for each, you should probably be leery as that would be indicative of a Red Flag warning.  
 
 
 
E-MAIL CONTACT INFORMATION:  neilbb@cox.net or neilbloom@rcmauthor.com