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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
 
QUESTION:  What Do The Following Major Corporations And Cabinet Level U.S. Govermental Policy Organizations Have In Common?
 
ANSWER:  They Have All Tried RCM At One Time and Failed To Be Able to Implement It Successfully.  Therefore, They Have All Reached Out To Me And Have Embraced And Sucessfully Implemented My "RCM - IMPLEMENTATION MADE SIMPLE" (RCM-IMS). 
   
*  THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).
*  THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)- THE NEVADA NUCLEAR TEST SITE. 
*  THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) - THE MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY. 
*  THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) - THE AEROSPACE DATA FACILITY. 
*  THE U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT - THE U.S. MINT IN DENVER. 
*  THE ENTIRE RADIO AND TV NETWORK FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF AUSTRALIA. 
*  THE HYDRO DIVISION OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST UTILITIES.
*  THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. 
*  GAS De FRANCE / SUEZ ENERGY - ONE OF THE LARGEST ENERGY SUPPLIERS IN THE WORLD. 
*  THE NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY (NYPA). 
*  THE HAWAII ELECTRIC COMPANY.
*  THE WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 
*  THE WILLIAMS INTERCONTINENTAL GAS PIPELINE COMPANY. 
*  ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES INC. 
*  THE TRANS BAY CABLE CORPRATION - SUPPLYING POWER TO DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO. 
*  THE GRAYMONT MINING CORPORATION OF CANADA. 
*  THE CHELAN COUNTY (WASHINGTON STATE) PUBLIC UTILITIES DISTRICT.
  
 
YOU HAVE A CHOICE
 
You have a choice.  If you are looking for someone that will bring a world-class RCM Program to your company, you have a choice.  There are many options for you to choose from. If however, you are looking for the best person to bring a world-class RCM program to your company, train your employees to be RCM Facilitator Qualified, and assist them in all aspects of developing a world-class Preventive Maintenance Program to ensure Reliability, Safety, and Operational Excellence at your facility, there is really only one way to "Vet" who is best to achieve that goal.  Before you decide which RCM vendor to select, ask each vendor you are considering, to provide the following:
 
Have them give you the names of at least 8 companies where they have successfully delivered their RCM training.  Have them furnish the names of the applicable contacts at those companies who will recommend them based on having successfully implemented an RCM program at their plant or facility.  I will gladly furnish you with contact names for every corporation or governmental organization I have worked with. Please refer to my "List of Clients."
 
I am a 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, UCSD, UC Irvine, 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 2 OTHER LESS KNOWN FACTS:

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! Another fact is that my RCM success rate, as evidenced by every one of my client's, has been 100%!

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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.  

Every client I have worked with has had virtually 100% success in implementing my RCM-Implementation Made Simple (RCM-IMS) to improve their asset reliability, plant safety, cost effectiveness, and PM program optimization.  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. My RCM program addresses verbatim, ALL 7 steps (questions) in SAE Document JA1011. Additionally, my RCM-IMS is perhaps the most successful path for achieving ISO55000 compliance.  


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!  

 

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.
 
 
 A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON RCM
  
The Professionals I have trained in my 3-day Seminar/Workshops number in the thousands and consist of Corporate Vice Presidents and Directors, System and Design Engineers, Planners, Operational Managers, Reliability Specialists, and Maintenance Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers.  Also, perhaps most important of all, attendees included the Craftsmen, Technicians, Instrument & Control Techs, and Plant Operators.
 
Over 80% of the attendees were familiar with RCM and had previously tried to implement the "standard" RCM methods based on Nowlan and Heap that have been around for 40+ years. Almost all of these folks attested that they failed miserably in those previous attempts.
  
The entire goal of my training is to keep it simple.  I am fully acknowledged about the sordid history and present difficulties of implementing an RCM program.  In fact, the true history of RCM outside the commercial aviation industry has left nothing but a "trail of worthless analyses" that sits on shelves at companies all over the world. 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 it."  
 
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.
 
In over 35 years of working with and developing RCM and preventive maintenance programs, I teach 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 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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NEIL BLOOM's E-MAIL CONTACT INFORMATION:  neilbb@cox.net or neilbloom@rcmauthor.com   PHONE: 949-466-1871