Reliability and Maintenance Implementation Model – Step I

by Christer Idhammar

This column is the first in a series of articles about the implementation steps you need to take if you want to be successful in improving reliability and maintenance, sustain that improvement and after that continue to improve.

Step I.
“To tackle a problem from the wrong end can do nothing but harm” This was said by Confucius, a well known Chinese philosopher who lived around 551-479 BC. Another way of saying this is that it is important to start off an improvement initiative by Do the Right Things, then you must learn to do them right. Too often we turn this common sense statement upside down, we focus on doing things right but do not ask if this is the right thing to do. I have written about this in many previous articles.  Continue reading →