RCM Blitz™

Why RCM Blitz™?

RCM Blitz™ differs from other Reliability Centered Maintenance Services or methodologies as it was not only designed to address equipment reliability, but also: health factors, safety concerns, and environmental incidents and reduce accidents. The RCM Blitz™ methodology was designed as a response to manufacturing companies that found traditional RCM too expensive and time consuming. The RCM Blitz™ methodology begins with the critical manufacturing assets only resulting in immediate return.

Recognized as one of the top RCM Methodologies in the industry, RCM Blitz™ was developed by Doug Plucknette in 1997 when he recognized the need to develop a RCM methodology that was not only quick and efficient, but focused on improving manufacturing reliability while reducing health, safety and environmental incidents and accidents. While some think of RCM Blitz™ as a streamlined method, the RCM Blitz process meets and exceeds the SAE JA-1011 and JA-1012 standards for Traditional RCM.

The RCM Blitz™ utilizes that allows the user to upload their equipment hierarchy to the component level with functionality designed to build both speed and accuracy into the analysis process.

RCM Blitz™ works because we address and mitigate the Failure Modes that result from the context and environment in which you operate your equipment.

Traditional RCM methodologies wait and perform their analysis following significant failure events, RCM Blitz™ is proactive. Tasks and analysis can be performed before failures, eliminating these events before they ever occur. We bring nearly twenty-five years of experience in working with companies to build efficient failure modes based proactive maintenance strategies that ensure reliability and safety.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Adapt advance techniques such as PF Curve and statistical analysis to optimize your maintenance program
  • Analyse and improve your existing maintenance program and eliminate or reduce your current failures
  • Minimize waste in Preventive Maintenance (PM) activity to diminish unnecessary costs
  • Distinguish why PM’s & PdM’s tasks fail and how to ensure your maintenance tasks are effective
  • Gain insights into Predictive (Pdm) & Condition Monitoring techniques like oil analysis and vibration analysis
  • Develop a comprehensive maintenance strategy that is focused on identifying and eliminating failure modes
  • Identify and eliminate ineffective maintenance tasks
  • Identify assets and build the business case for performing and implementing RCM

Who Should Attend?

This course is very relevant to technical engineers and professionals who handle and are responsible for their organisations’ maintenance; as well as the overall smooth operations and processes of their organizations’ plants and machineries. These include Superintendents, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Heads of Department, Engineers, Foreman, Planners, Directors of the following departments:

  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Physical Asset Management
  • Production
  • Reliability
  • Process
  • Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Plant
  • Transmission
  • Automation
  • Inspection

From the following industries: Mining, Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Construction, Aviation, FMCG, Telecommunications

Trainer's Background

  • Over 40 years of experience in all aspects of Maintenance Management, having trained more than 20,000 managers, engineers, tradespeople and supervisors from over 3,000 organizations in 20+ countries
  • He has vast experience in a wide variety of industry sector including mining, utilities & power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, primary metal, auto, food & beverage, military, government etc
  • He was also a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences and author of over 100+ articles.
  • Author of Reliability Centered Maintenance Using RCM Blitz and Clean, Green and Reliable
  • Founder and President of Reliability Solution, a company that opened its doors in 1999

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“Very effective program. If implemented correctly, the company would definitely be world-class.”

– Derek Rice | Reliability Supervisor | Mosaic Potash Esterhazy


“Great process that pulled the right people together in order to realize some real opportunities.”

– Ben Hall | Buyer | Mosaic


“RCM Blitz™ is a dedicated fact based process we will try to weave into our new corporate culture.”

– Keith Ruprecht | Maintenance Manager | Anheuser Busch