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.
It happens because of the following reasons. Either the organizations don’t have enough resources to allocate for each site or they don’t understand at all what damage it does to their assets. When sites don’t get their processes checked enough, they become a victim of reliability drive by shown by the teams that just don’t spend enough that is needed for successfully gathering all the information from that site, thoroughly inspect every piece of equipment, teach the people working on the site a few things necessary, and help them make the performance of the on-site assets better by accessing their needs and decide if they need training or not to do their jobs more effectively.
Now, what happens is that the corporate teams just do a quick run and they don’t understand that it takes the time to implement anything. The owners can send them to see if their plans are being implemented but if they don’t spend the necessary time, they would never know about the problems of the site’s workers and how they are coping with them. They would need time to implement any reliability change—usually, 8 weeks to be effective—and they would need the technical capabilities or at least the training to gain the knowledge that they need. They might need the tools and company will have to provide those tools to them.
So how do you get this done properly? Well, first of all, you are going to need the management support for any change to occur and they have to be patient with it. Then you will have to come up with a solid plan and lead the people who are involved in the reliability change every step of the way. For all of this to work every person in the chain of command will have to be willing to meet the objectives otherwise nothing would be sustainable.
You must have a clear understanding of what you are trying to achieve here or no matter what you do you will get a lot of problems to reach your destination. You need to have a good business model and then good asset management model to compliment it as well because if it’s not good or complicated, it will affect the whole thing. Sites must have Subject Matter experts who can train them to the depth. In simple words, everybody needs to participate in making it work.
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