How to Create an Effective Corporate Reliability Group with Scott Kelley
Most of the organization in the maintenance and reliability industry don’t have a consistent improvement in the plant production or they are not making progress at the rate they should after investing that many resources they put in the sites. The problem occurs when you don’t have an effective corporate reliability group and that is a structured unit that is actively involved in visiting your sites, reviewing your business processes, and then helping you achieve your organization’s goals by doing everything that needs to be done. They are the ones who help you see your vision for your organization see clearly.
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Are you a Victim of Reliability Drive By with Scott Kelley
This episode of the weekly podcast is about reliability drive by that is very common in the organizations that have multiple sites. So how often does this happen and why? What exactly is a reliability drive by? Those organizations that have multiple sites with assets or plants there with teams working there often send their reliability engineers to check the site get any information that they can get in a specified—usually very short time—and then move on to the next sites for doing the same things they did on the previous sites. This is called reliability drive by.
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What is a Reliability Program with Fred Schenkelberg
This episode of the weekly podcast is focused on complete characteristics of a Reliability Program. Most of the companies avoid having a separate reliability maintenance programs as it needs time and resources. This may work for smaller organizations which do not have much variety of operations to be conducted on the daily basis having simple instruments that don’t need to be technically taken care of. But in organizations who face losses of millions a year because of poor performance of equipment and other damaging issues, not having a good quality reliability program is not a good practice at all. Most of the organizations don’t do this because they actually don’t know where to start. When a maintenance issue occurs, people of the concerning department search for original equipment manufacturer manuals, try to find the spare parts for replacement or use other troubleshooting processes. These activities consume a lot of time which leads to having difficulties in getting the desired outcome in the given amount of time. Sometimes, it results in a failure of projects because of untimely problems occurring all the time during the development process. That is why every organization which can afford the resources to be invested in a good reliability program needs to have one.
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High-Level Steps to Create Your Reliability Program
Every company desires to be a leader in achieving high reliability for its products and processes throughout the service life.
This objective can be difficult, given cost and timing pressures experienced by companies around the world today. In order to achieve the highest possible reliability, it is often necessary to develop and implement a reliability plan.
This naturally brings certain topics and questions into view: What is a reliability plan and how should it be developed? Which reliability tools should be included in a reliability plan and how are these tools selected?