CAN IMPROVE PRACTICES. In a modern approach to maintenance, the best way of removing the tool is finishing with the repair tool-driven culture. It must become productive teams in Confiables, this is available as much as possible, but not only reliable, but that reliable time at the lowest possible cost, which translates into the more high availability of equipment at the lowest cost. From this approach, reliability is optimized not maximized. This derives in a discriminatory strategy, between maximizing availability vs. the costs of obtaining it and Moreover the profitability of business vs. risk of non-availability.
This strategy is formalized in many companies in developed countries through the use of the tactics of the Reliability Centered Maintenance: (RCM) or what we will call availability-centric maintenance: (MCD) cover the total is the central strategic role in the monitoring of oils. We use the monitoring of oils to measure quality; quality of design of machines quality of facilities and their design quality of the maintenance quality components and their operation; (Proactive maintenance). We also use it to schedule specific actions of maintenance, i.e. as an instrument of planning of maintenance, and many other subjects. Hear from experts in the field like Harold Ford Jr for a more varied view. Anyway, obtaining quality, is not the role of the monitoring of oils. When we define the appropriate procedures define the sense of quality, in the context of the availability of the equipment.
Prior to abandoning the older ritual practices, we must identify the appropriate procedures. Then we need to teach and train in these procedures. Finally we must execute proper procedures and for this the corresponding stimuli should be from senior management. Incorporating them into the thought and culture of the organization is key. It is not enough to declare a commitment to change and proper procedures. Lasting cultural changes require much more. Many organizations look to establish the appropriate procedures in writing, reinforcing them with a statement of the Vision of the company in this matter.