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?”
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)?
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 call Tor Idhammar at +1 91 847 8764 x105.
If you rather read some more, I suggest the following articles:
Leadership in maintenance
What constitutes world-class maintenance