Out                                                               In

ISO 55000                                                   No Standard*

Finance driven spare parts*                    Maintenance driven spare parts management

Price based spares                                     Risk-based spares

Managing KPIs                                          Managing asset performance

Predictive Maintenance                           IIOT Industrial Internet Of Things

Reliability Engineering                            Maintenance Engineering

MTBF Mean Time Between Failures    MTTR Mean Time To Repair

Scope Driven EAM/CMMS                     Funding driven EAM/CMMS*

Planning                                                      Scheduling

Vibration Analysis                                    Ultrasonic Analysis

As Shon Isenhour (www.Euridito.com) and I sat around and talked about trends in Maintenance and Reliability going into 2018 we noticed that we could see some elements that had fallen out of favor in 2017 (at least in North America) and others that have become the hot new thing. Out of that became the list you see above. Many of the decisions have been driven by the return of manufacturing demand and the need to meet customer orders. For example, many organizations have lost focus on Mean Time Between Failure and have instead decided to focus on Mean Time To Repair. In other words, they are focused on getting the asset back up and running quickly and not preventing the failure from happening to start with or preventing it from reoccurring. Others have given up on truly planning jobs and PM task and instead are just guessing at a schedule or “filling” the hours available.

Many organizations are driving toward the more reactive choices “in order to meet demand.” With the exception of the items with an asterisk above, the items on both sides are the right choices if they are applied at the right time. You need all of them working in concert as part of a comprehensive plan to increase uptime, reliability, and throughput. If you would like help building a plan for your organization reach out to us and let us show you how others are progressing with all of the elements in the right order and at the right time and avoiding the temptation to chase the shiny new silver bullet.

If you need help in deciding which tool you should be focusing on, please contact [email protected] for assistance. Remember, to find success; you must first solve the problem, then achieve the implementation of the solution, and finally sustain winning results.

I’m James Kovacevic
Eruditio, LLC
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