Maintenance Assessment, Gap Analysis and Strategic Roadmap for Reliability

Upwards of 70 percent of failures are self-induced. 

Whether they are from poor maintenance practices, operational errors or other causes, such failures can often be prevented by following Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices.

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Many organizations face these challenges with Maintenance and Reliability

If your maintenance organization is like most, you don't know what maintenance and reliability best practices are or you struggle to implement them if you do. Instead, you spend your days spiraling ever downward in a cycle of reactivity. A reactive environment such as this breeds instability, inconsistency and inefficiency, causing assets to fail, operations to stop and employees to burn out.
Read moreReactive environments are marked by:

  • constant equipment failures;
  • difficulty in meeting customer demand;
  • increased costs and reduced profits
  • poor product quality or excess waste;
  • a sense of helplessness and frustration; and
  • safety or environmental breaches.
In this type of environment, the equipment itself determines how long it will be unavailable, how much it will cost to repair, and how long it will run once repaired. Your life is perpetually on hold as you overcome one crisis after another. Long days turn into arduous weeks, which stretch into endless months. Not only is there a financial costs, there are human costs as well.

Small examples of a proactive reliability centered culture

People and Processes can guide you to escape this devastating cycle of reactivity. Improve safety, increase capacity and infuse your team with energy by implementing best practices in maintenance and reliability through our proven three-phased process for creating a proactive culture.

  • Assessment
  • Gap Analysis
  • Strategic Roadmap or Implementation Plan
Everything we do is meant to help you and your organization succeed with the Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices. Our goal is to foster reliability leaders who drive out defects and create a proactive culture for their people. Read more
A proactive organizational climate has desirable traits such as the following.

  • An organizational chart is up-to-date and posted.
  • Each position has detailed Position Descriptions clearly identifying responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics are understood by the entire organization.
  • Focus teams are utilized for initiative activities or problem-solving.
  • Vision, Mission, and Shared Beliefs or Guiding Principles are embraced by each member of the organization and are routinely utilized to drive desired behaviors.
  • Costs are going down while reliability climbs
  • Employee engagement and morale improve.

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Tools to guide you towards success in the Maintenance and Reliability best practices

People and Processes guides you to break the cycle of reactivity, coaching and educating you in implementing maintenance and reliability best practices such as effectively planning and scheduling and creating critical metrics for success.

Our benchmarking assessment covers more than 20 separate areas of interest. Read more
The assessment is ideally the initial phase of any implementation or change activity. Where is your organization in relation to other organizations with respect to your practices?

Depending on the size of your organization, the duration of the assessmenet phase can vary to properly evaluate the current state. The goal is to get a representative sampling of your organization's culture, activities, processes, opportunities, and systems.
Gap Analysis
We provide a detailed, written report to the organization's leadership team, usually within 15 days or less of the completion of the assessment phase. Read more
The gap analysis is developed from the benchmarking assessment. We identify opportunities to improve in areas like the following.

  • Organizational climate
  • Work Execution (Planning, Scheduling, Storerooms
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS/ EAM)
  • Maintenance and Reliability Engineering
  • and many more
Strategic Roadmap
People and Processes returns to your site to facilitate the development of the plan of improvement that will close the gaps identified through the Assessment and Gap Analysis. Read more
You don't have to spend energy figuring out how to become less reactive because the strategy has been developed in the improvement plan. Your goal becomes the execution of that strategy.

Also called your strategic roadmap, the plan of improvement is a communication tool and a living document as well. Progress and tasks can be continuously updated so that you can show people where the organization is headed and its progress in getting there.
Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices will make your workplace safer, your organization stronger and your people happier by giving you control of your work instead of having your work control you.