Posts by Transformational Performance Solutions, LLC

Can You Count on Your Equipment? (Part 1)

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Reliability Engineering at its best is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product. New parts fail in three phases along the bathtub curve (a widely used example in reliability engineering). The bathtub curve has three phases – the early failure, constant or random failures, and wear-out failures,…

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What Makes You a Leader

This post, is a  follow up with some history about leadership and what makes you a leader. Most of us do not get the opportunity to spend 8 years studying leadership and style in the pursuit of a doctorate, and then follow it up with seven years and counting of post-doctoral work on the subject,…

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What to STOP Doing

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Best Practice There exists no better example of herd mentality than that of best practices. I have always thought that a so-called best practice stops the minute it is branded as such. Best practices defend the status quo and limit innovation by ensuring people/processes follow the same practices. You cannot distinguish by accepting likeness. The…

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How do you Build a Skilled Trades Workforce

The skill level of an organization’s team is a solid indication of the effectiveness of its reliability efforts. Having the right skills are key to the elimination of improper installation. Without the right skills, reliability is not possible. First and foremost, apprenticeships help businesses develop highly skilled employees. Apprenticeship programs also reduce turnover rates, increase…

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Your Storeroom is the Hub

The level of service in an organization’s storeroom is a solid indication of the effectiveness of its reliability efforts. Having the right parts is key to the elimination of improper installation. Without the right parts at the right time, reliability is not possible. What is the impact of not having the right parts? One thing…

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Are we using it Right?

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Improper installation is the third of three causes of unreliability. To remember how to combat this portion of unreliability, I think of it as having the right person with the right part at the right time. Improper installation is made up of several parts; start your elimination of unreliability before the systems enter your building.…

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