I recently visited a couple of plants where I asked the same question to all people I met.
The question was “What are the most important things for this plant to improve upon in order to improve equipment reliability?” Unfortunately, no one had the same answer. Why is this?
If the maintenance managers in these plants would have:
- Had a vision (painted the picture of where to go)
- Had a plan
- Had communicated their future vision and the improvement plans continuously
- Had some acceptance from their people around their plans
The answers from the individuals would have correlated pretty well with the managers’ vision.
The question is, do you have a vision (could be a list of best practices)? Here’s a great list of best practices for Preventive Maintenance you can use or you can take our 18-point survey and use some of those statements to help you formulate a vision.
Do you have an improvement plan?
Is that plan well communicated and accepted?
If not, I think you will have a hard time getting people to improve in the right direction.
For information about creating a vision and an improvement plan for reliability contact us.
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