Reliability workflow @BICMagazine

January 19, 2016

As Published by BIC Magazine December 2015 issue A world-class reliability program is not achieved overnight,  yet you must start somewhere. Your first step is to vest your entire human capital in its success. Reliability is a culture,  not a goal, and it flows from the top down. Therefore, executive sponsorship with integrity and enforcement […]

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Reliability Is Not Just About Engineering—It’s about Culture

October 20, 2015

Guest post by Fred Schenkelberg, Reliability Expert for FMS Reliability In a previous posting (”Five Steps to Building a Better Reliability Culture”, posted on 10/06/2015), I discussed equipment reliability, reliability engineering, and reliability management. But this Holy Trinity of reliability does not operate in a vacuum. To create a sustainable reliability program within an organization requires […]

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5 Steps to Building a Better Reliability Culture

October 6, 2015

Guest post by Fred Schenkelberg, Reliability Expert for FMS Reliability Equipment reliability is not the sole responsibility of the maintenance engineer but results from nearly everyone in an organization making decisions that move toward the desired reliability performance. As a reliability professional, I often find it necessary to explore ways to leverage my knowledge of these […]

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Are you aligning the right machine?

March 31, 2015

Purchasing a condition monitoring tool is one step in your journey to implementing a reliability program. Proper training on how to use the new technology,  planning the work correctly,  ensuring the work is completed on schedule and done so correctly is critical to success. Just as important is understanding the risks associated with your equipment, […]

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Let’s be S.M.A.R.T when establishing a Reliability Program

October 28, 2014

I have travelled to various industries throughout the United States and recently in Australia to educate reliability technicians,  engineers and maintenance groups in the area of reliability. I have found that almost all are experiencing the same challenges with regards to sustaining programs. The only thing that’s different is the accent. Although I have encountered […]

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