CRM

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
    Over the last 20 years or so, business and physical asset management has seen a general shift towards Reliability Centered Maintenance practices. Prior to the 1970s, most asset management was arguably....
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
    One idea that is central to RCM processes is the practice of Root Cause Failure Analysis (also known as RCFA). Along with FMEA, or Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, RCFA makes up the body of RCM work.....
  • Six Sigma Maintenance
    Similar to RCM 2 is Six Sigma maintenance. Six Sigma is a maintenance process that focuses on reducing the variation in business production processes. By reducing variation, a business can achieve t....
  • Data Guard Systems
    Why are data guard systems so important? As technology accelerates, so, unfortunately, do counter-technologies that aim to undermine information security. If you're in a management position with any....
  • Risk Assessment
    Effective risk assessment has, to some degree, always been equated with success. In basic terms, risk is computed as a product of two factors: the probability of failure of an asset and the consequen....
  • RCFA
    When used in conjunction with RCM strategies, RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) techniques work effectively to not just prevent failures from occurring, but also to prevent the consequences of failur....
  • Zero Based Maintenance
    In order to obtain an accurate idea of the realities of the cost of modern maintenance, many companies are using the zero based maintenance approach. Until recently, it was common for a company's mai....
  • Wireless Phone Dealer
    Being a wireless phone dealer puts you very much in the customer service sector. You face potential new clients constantly, and have to sell them on the phones and service plans you offer. Building ....
  • FMEA
    One of the oldest modern practices for reliability management is FMEA. Developed by the U.S. Army, FMEA stands for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and was designed to gauge the possible effects of e....
  • Criticality Analysis
    Criticality analysis is central to many forms of modern maintenance engineering. Its use in modern maintenance was promulgated by the U.S. military in 1949 in the report Procedures for Performing a F....