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 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!
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
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
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."
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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