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

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.


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.


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!

RCM Author, Neil B. Bloom

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.


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!

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.


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.
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".  
*  As you mention in your book.... "This could be the RCM Breakthrough you are looking for."  For me it was! 
    Richard N.
    Director, Quality and Performance of First America Corporation who maintain all the Greyhound busses and Laidlaw School busses 
*  Not only do I have a better understanding of RCM, but also I now have an excellent case to present to our Senior Management Team to implement your Modern Day RCM at all 14 of our mining locations. 
   Wayne H.
   Maintenance Program Manager, Graymount Mining Corporation of Canada
*  We attempted to implement RCM many times before but were never successful until we implemented Neil Bloom's Modern Day RCM Methodology. 
    Joe S.
    Plant Engineer, Minnesota Soybean Processors 
*  I thought our RCM Program was a +6 or a +7, but after your Modern Day RCM Seminar/Workshop, I came to realize that we are a -4.  I learned how to make our existing non-functioning RCM program finally become functional.
   Ray L.
   Systems Engineer, Aerospace Industry 

NEIL BLOOM's E-MAIL CONTACT INFORMATION:  neilbb@cox.net or neilbloom@rcmauthor.com