Overcoming Roadblocks to Achieve Reliability Performance
Carl and Fred discuss the most common roadblocks to achieving high reliability in any company, and what the reliability practitioner can do to overcome each of the potential roadblocks.
The first step in overcoming roadblocks to achieving high reliability is to recognize what they are.
The two most common roadblocks are a lack of management support and lack of focus on prevention. If management does not provide the needed support, it is useful to identify why the support is not forthcoming. It could be misunderstanding the subject of reliability or not seeing the value.
Once roadblocks are identified it is possible to develop strategies to overcome the roadblocks.
The following roadblocks are discussed, along with possible solutions:
- ambivalent management support,
- delegating reliability,
- misunderstanding reliability tools and procedures,
- not seeing the value in reliability,
- budgeting silos,
- lack of focus on prevention,
- hobby-horsing tools and
- lack of designing in reliability
Carl Carlson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
“How to Develop an Effective Reliability Plan”, 2013 Applied Reliability Symposium
“Best Practices for Effective Reliability Program Plans”, 2010 RAMS