The saying goes, “You can’t change what you can’t measure”, and it’s true. So, if your maintenance program is limping along, and you are not doing much measurement, you might as well leave things alone. If you start to measure anything, it will either point the finger at a problem to be fixed, or identify you or another maintenance program wrecker as the culprit. This is not helpful to your cause.

A good analogy for running a maintenance organization without measurement is driving a car down the highway with the windshield painted black. You can’t see where you are going, you can’t tell if you are going the right way, and you can’t see any obstacles that might be in your path. The interesting thing is that no one would ever drive a car this way, but people are willing to blindly operate a maintenance program with no measures for decades. Get out your paintbrush, avoid those measurements, and put your maintenance program in the ditch today!

Tune in next week as we continue to expose the secret lives of seriously disturbed maintenance “professionals” with…

The Dirty Dozen Tip #10: If You Make a Mistake, Blame Others & Emphasize by Pointing and Laughing

Thank you for joining us for a little fun with reactive maintenance mayhem. All kidding aside, we are proud to share our proven SystemRxMTM program with you. Using our proprietary SmartSequencingTM algorithm, your high performance maintenance program will come together in record time.


About Dave Krings

In 2008, Dave authored the first remotely coached Maintenance Process Optimization Program to help maintenance professionals battle the invisible system behind the scenes that, if left unchecked, undermines production and reliability.

We know how hard you are working to optimize your Maintenance Process…work smarter with SystemRxMTM.

*All items or stories on this website regarding how to wreck your maintenance or reliability program are fictitious. We are using humor as a method to parody how programs and systems claim something positive but are doing the opposite. The purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, or institutions, in any way and no malice is intended toward anyone or anything, nor should any be construed from the satirically based stories and fake news items. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental or is intended purely as a satire, parody or spoof of such persons and is not intended to communicate any true or factual information about that person. We believe our results show that we do have a system that consistently brings positive results when applied with our SmartSequencing™ algorithm. Please contact us if you want help getting your program producing the results you want.