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Answers to questions
facing today's reliability
& maintenance
professionals

department | on the floor

Make Q
Realistic
A
Goals and
Stick to
Them

Will you keep your 2021
reliability and maintenance
resolutions?

Dr. Klaus M. Blache
Univ. of Tennessee Reliability
and Maintainability Center
(RMC)

Based on 2019 data (discoverhappyhabits.com/new-years-resolutionstatistics/):
	 7% of survey participants stuck to all of
their resolutions in 2019, while 19% kept some
but not all of their resolutions
	 8% of participants failed to keep any
resolutions
	 57% chose not to make a New Year's
resolution for 2019.
The most popular resolutions going into
2019 were to exercise more (59%), eat healthier (54%), save money (51%), and lose weight
(48%). "
Historically, ancient Babylonians had the
earliest recorded (4,000 years ago) celebrations
of New Year's and made related resolutions.
" Over the centuries, the calendar fell out of
sync with the sun, and in 46 B.C. the emperor
Julius Caesar decided to solve the problem by
consulting with the most prominent astron-

omers and mathematicians of his time. He
introduced the Julian calendar, which closely
resembles the more modern Gregorian calendar that most countries around the world use
today. As part of his reform, Caesar instituted
January 1 as the first day of the year, partly
to honor the month's namesake, Janus, the
Roman god of beginnings, whose two faces
allowed him to look back into the past and
forward into the future. " (history.com/news/
the-history-of-new-years-resolutions)
Looking at the past and making resolutions for a better future has been with us
ever since. What about some reliability and
maintainability (R&M) resolutions? Based on
your job it could be items such as:
	 Reduce reactive maintenance.
	 Take no verbal job requests.
	 Only perform precision maintenance.
	 Close out work orders and record all
relevant data in the CMMS.
	 Use proper asset criticality to prioritize
work.
	 Make sure parts are kitted for maintenance work orders.

Have you made 2021 reliability and maintenance
resolutions? Do you have a plan to make them
stick throughout the year?

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