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. 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.
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
... 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". 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!
YOU KNOW WITH CERTAINTY THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE ABSOLUTE BEST RCM EXPERT TO BRING THE WORLD'S BEST RCM PROGRAM TO YOUR FACILITY
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?
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.
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