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RELIABILITY STRATEGIES Patience is truly a virtue when it comes to fully realizing and sustaining desired improvements. Pace Your David Rosenthal, P.E., CMRP Reliability Strategy and Implementation Consultancy LLC Reliability Program balance sheet also pressures these initiatives. Sometimes promises not supported by industry experience are made. Careers can be based on the results, generating additional pressure. More likely, survival of the business hinges on the success of this and other efforts. ■ Managers start too late to promote reliability-improvement programs that have already been complicated by business-survival issues, influx of aggressive competition, ignored on-going conditions, and lack of knowledge regarding the causes Reality rules Reliabilityof low productivity and high operating Impatience and a desire by managecosts. Those who advise management ment to see the results of improved improvement efforts frequently aren't experts in "truthfully" reliability on their operations seem to go hand in hand. Pressures surface must be well planned describing what a program entails. Reliability-improvement initiatives through the inevitable questions of, and paced to aren't quick fixes. Moreover, many "When can I see results?" and, "What technical people can't translate reliresults can I see this year?" Too often, manage expectations ability opportunity into terms that are a consultant has to ratchet down important to business. Consequently, expectations (while speaking from an and produce early managers develop justifications based exit door) and carefully lay out what quick wins. on their own interpretations of the can reasonably be anticipated in, say, situations described to them. two years. After all, during the first ■ The major problem in such operations is not overseeing year, the site is just learning what to do and understanding the technical challenge but, rather, the cultural aspect. the needed behaviors for being proactive. Culture change is the true reason results take so long Why the large gap between the reality of how long it to become apparent. All levels of an organization must takes to actually see change and early expectations of change to accept more proactive behaviors, i.e., detect business results? There are three primary reasons: failure early, act on early signs of failure, build in reli■ The effort to gain support, including approval from ability through design, and grow the competency of staff senior leaders and required funds, is so long and and management in the principles of applied reliability. onerous that managers want to see results as soon as Although there can be other reasons for a gap possible. Today's quarter-to-quarter management of the PLANT PERSONNEL ARE OFTEN driven to improve productivity and reduce operating costs to maintain margins. Some managers turn to reliability-improvement programs to meet those goals. To be successful, though, such efforts must be well planned and paced to manage expectations and produce early quick wins. Before discussing what's involved in this type of pacing, let's consider why it's necessary. SEPTEMBER 2016 MAINTENANCETECHNOLOGY.COM | 31 http://www.MAINTENANCETECHNOLOGY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology September 2016

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Old-School Approach To New-World Technology
Art Meets Reliability Science
Commit To Safety
Robot-Human Interaction Getting Safer
Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not The Same
Reduce Hidden Process-Safety Costs
Pace Your Reliability Program
Win The War With 'Lubrication By Design'
SAP Tips And Tricks
Understand Pump Vibration
Select The Right Relay
Bearing Care
Clear Up HOA Confusion
Potato Waste Becomes Clean Water, Energy
Products
Showcase
Ad Index
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Editorial
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Old-School Approach To New-World Technology
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Art Meets Reliability Science
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Commit To Safety
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Robot-Human Interaction Getting Safer
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not The Same
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Reduce Hidden Process-Safety Costs
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Pace Your Reliability Program
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Win The War With 'Lubrication By Design'
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - SAP Tips And Tricks
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Understand Pump Vibration
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Select The Right Relay
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Bearing Care
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Clear Up HOA Confusion
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Potato Waste Becomes Clean Water, Energy
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