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RELIABILITY STRATEGIES Sell Reliability To Management Getting the 'sale' requires you to think like your plant leadership, use language they understand, and spell out risks and consequences for the organization should they choose not to 'buy.' FOR A RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (R&M) process to be successful, the entire facility needs to be involved. The strength of R&M is that it can benefit just about all areas of your operation. A weakness, however, is the fact that R&M means many different things to individuals, based on their experiences and job functions. In fact, when personnel say they are "doing R&M," they typically are referring to only a small fraction of what a comprehensive R&M process should include. Many people may also attempt to sell benefits of R&M to management by trying to explain the concept through their own familiar terms and knowledge. Unfortunately, this type of approach and vernacular doesn't always result in a "sale." Better 'selling' techniques Dr. Klaus M. Blache Univ. of Tennessee Reliability & Maintainability Center 24 | MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY To successfully sell reliability and maintainability to management, it's important to not use overly detailed explanations and acronyms such as RCA (root-cause analysis), RCM (reliability-centered maintenance), P-F Curve (potential-failure curve), FMEA (failure mode effects analysis), FMECA (failure mode effects & criticality analysis), FRACAS (failure reporting & corrective action system), Weibull analysis, and the like. You JANUARY 2016

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

My Take
On The Floor
Keeping Old Machines Running Like New
Operational Excellence Is A Competitive Necessity
Sell Reliability to Management
Several Hands Responsible For This Oil Debacle
Infrared Detects Leaks
Mobile CMMS Benefits
Gear Pitting Issues
Manage Energy Processes
Ad Index
Final Thought

Maintenance Technology January 2016