Using Work Management Best Practices to Achieve Asset Optimization (4)

Stage Three: Culture of Reliability

Once a company has the best practices in place to create proactive maintenance plans and schedules that are designed to maximize capacity and minimize cost, it is time to move to the next stage—creating a culture of reliability. This stage is critical for achieving asset optimization, but it cannot be attained by software alone.

It is at this point that companies can begin emphasizing a total productive maintenance (TPM) approach. TPM empowers employees who operate assets to take responsibility for these assets’ maintenance and performance. Because TPM depends on autonomous maintenance, equipment performance data, focused teamwork, leadership, training to improve skills, and knowledge and design for operability and maintainability, a successful implementation requires the foundation established in Stages One and Two.


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