Some studies have shown that 70% of reliability efforts fail. Some of the main reasons for this are changes in key individuals responsible for the implementation,  support, and management of these efforts. Individuals become frustrated and leave,  are moved into other positions, terminated by management that does not see the value of their efforts, assigned other tasks and not allowed to complete their primary goals, etc. Don’t just sniff around, find ways to mark your territory, and then leave. Set clear obtainable goals, make sure that the value of your efforts is understood, provide support to those trying to improve equipment reliability, be patient and see things through to the end. Do not become part of the negative statistics.

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by Trent Phillips