Creating an Effective Reliability Plan
Writing and executing effective reliability plans is a skill that is not often taught in reliability courses or seminars. It falls under the body of knowledge of reliability management, which is a different set of skills than reliability engineering. What is a Reliability Plan and how should it be developed? What do well-written reliability tasks look like? How detailed should tasks be described and how can they be written to support easy execution? How do you ensure that your Reliability Plan is successfully implemented to the desired results?
Many practitioners list the set of tools that need to be performed and call it a “Reliability Plan.” A list of tools is not a reliability plan. Selecting the right reliability tools is input to writing an effective reliability plan. Other inputs include understanding organizational capabilities, agreement on proper reliability objectives, and knowledge of how to write tasks that are executable. Reliability tasks should be broken down into executable steps that when accomplished, result in the given objective. Tasks should carefully considered to implement the selected tools based on organizational capability. The reliability plan should not only cover tasks that implement tools, but should also address organizational shortfalls that need to be resolved. Another important aspect is interaction with management. Management has a direct role in supporting the development and implementation of a reliability plan.
Attendees of this webinar will learn answers to the questions outlined above, as well as the steps to writing and executing the tasks that make up an effective reliability plan.
- Overview of the steps to achieving high reliability
- What are the specific steps to creating an effective reliability plan?
- Gather the inputs
- Scope of plan
- Writing tasks at the correct level of detail
- Organizational versus method tasks
- Putting it all together
- Interaction with management
- How to avoid common pitfalls to creating effective reliability plans
This Accendo Reliability webinar originally broadcast on 2 May 2017.
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