Most vendors specialize in teaching RCM we specialize in applying RCM. We have the unique experience in working in manufacturing and maintenance, learning the RCM process, and becoming experts in applying the process to manufacturing. RCM is a reliability tool not a reliability program. Like other reliability tools is has its limitations as well as its applications. We can show you how and when to use this tool in a fast, effective manor. We have used our RCM process on several types of equipment in plants around the world. It was designed for manufacturing with speed, ease of use, and results in mind. Having experience in manufacturing and maintenance allows us to develop a relationship with your facilitators and participants. We identify with their expectations and know what is realistic and feasible.
Our Process Delivers a Complete Maintenance Strategy
The objective of performing an RCM analysis is to develop a maintenance strategy for the process or equipment being analyzed. This strategy should include Predictive Maintenance tasks, Process Verification Techniques understanding Machine Learning and the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), Preventive Maintenance tasks, Failure Finding Tasks, Consequence Reduction Strategies, and a Spare Parts Strategy. If you are going to commit to the effort of performing an RCM analysis, it should be important that you get a COMPLETE maintenance strategy<
Our Process Delivers an Implementation Strategy
RCM is a structured process. When the analysis is complete there is often a large action list that needs to be acted on and implemented. One thing we quickly realized is that if you did not also have a structured way to prioritize and assign these actions, the speed and thoroughness of implementation would be compromised. We provide a way to quickly prioritize, assign actions, due dates, and track the implementation of your RCM analysis.
Our Process Includes a Consequence Reduction Strategy
In teaching RCM, many vendors instruct that Run to Failure is the remaining option when no preventive or predictive task can be used to eliminate or reduce the failure to an acceptable level. Fact is if Run to Failure is your strategy; you had better be prepared to reduce the consequences of that failure. Our process not only tracks the tasks that need to be implemented for predictive and preventive maintenance, but the tasks that need to be completed to ensure failure consequences are kept to a minimum. To reduce failure consequences, the proper spare parts, procedures, and resources need to be in place. Reducing failure consequences is the key tool in reducing costly equipment down time. If this strategy is not a part of your RCM process, the process is incomplete.
Our Process Includes a Spare Parts Strategy
In applying RCM to manufacturing processes, we came to recognize that while we were spending time discussing failure modes and effects, we were ignoring the important issue of spare parts. Our process discusses the issue of spare parts and offers a decision process to ensure you have the parts needed to reduce the consequence of failure.
Our Process Instructs the Right Skills to The Right People
Instruction, and the charges for training materials, are the bread and butter of the RCM consultant. Many look to over train facilitators and participants and as a result over charge their customers. Working first in manufacturing and maintenance, we have developed our training programs at a level that makes the facilitator an expert in the RCM process and provides the participant a level of training that prepares them to be actively engaged in the RCM process. Our facilitator training is a process that includes one week of formal classroom instruction and mentoring through two complete analyses. Upon completion of this process, you will not only have a trained facilitator, two complete analyses on your equipment, but the materials necessary to continue your RCM effort in your manufacturing plant.
Our Process Quickly Delivers Actions and Results
Most businesses get into RCM because they want to improve the reliability of their processes or equipment. The problem with most versions of RCM is they either take too long to deliver actions, or are incomplete and overlook the discussion of important failures. Our process was designed to deliver actions and results as quickly as possible. To a manufacturing or maintenance manager, changes and results of action can’t happen fast enough. While most processes take months to deliver action, ours delivers action on the very first day.
Remember, if your RCM process is incomplete, your wasting your time and money. Let Reliability Solutions teach your company the fastest and most complete RCM process available. If you’re looking for change and reliability, our process should be yours.