Every year Uptime Magazine recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in managing equipment reliability using advanced strategies and technology to determine potential failures and solutions. Last December during IMC-2015 in Bonita Springs FL, I had the pleasure of attending not only the award ceremony but the presentations by the award-winners. It was fascinating to hear them share their pains, the evolution of their programs, their procedures and processes, and the role technology played in the success of their solutions, such as precision alignment and ultrasound, among others. It was personal and very inspirational. I walked away with a few quotes: “Vision without implementation is just a vision.”; “Unity is a powerful thing!”
The buzzword this year at IMC-2015 was “Reliability”. Everybody wants it, everybody needs it but it was made clear that it can’t happen unless we establish Reliability as a set of values, as a belief system for our organizations, remembering that Reliability comes from within, from the people! The award-winners were a testament of these principles with their commitment to Reliability and ensuring that their M&R teams are aligned with their goals and values.
Congrats to all the winners and a very special thank you to our customers Bristol-Myers Squibb, Central Arizona Project, South Gardens Citrus, Merck & Co., Rahway, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for allowing us to be part of their Reliability Journey.
This is an exciting time for our industry and we can all take part in this adventure. It starts with you! Declare Reliability and be part of the culture change.
Some ideas to help you get started: