Breaking Out of the Reactive Maintenance Cycle of Doom

The CONTROL Phase of the Asset Reliability Transformation

The CONTROL Phase of the Asset Reliability Transformation
For too long, books have focused on going from “zero to hero,” leaping from reactive maintenance to world-class maintenance, reliability, and business performance in a single bound. Very few succeed…
This book explains 78 recommended practices, in 12 major areas, that will let you regain control of maintenance one small step at a time. It is not about “what” or “why” – you will learn “how” and “when” to make changes.
You will put the fundamentals in place to reduce future failures, see future problems coming, and deal with all maintenance activities in a smooth, consistent, and disciplined manner.
If your goal is to follow the Asset Reliability Transformation (ART) process, then reactive maintenance will present a major roadblock that you must overcome. The CONTROL phase will give you the confidence, credibility, and freedom to launch from good to great.

There are three phases before this one, which we call the CONTROL phase:
VALUE: Understand the needs of the business, assess the current state, create the business plan, and gain senior management support.
PEOPLE: Create a culture where everyone believes in the need to improve reliability and they have the skills, knowledge, and desire to contribute.
STRATEGY: Establish a steering committee, develop an asset strategy (strategic maintenance plan), and develop the plan to grow from the current state to the desired state.

While we recommend that you go through these three phases before embarking upon this phase, we have written this book so that if your primary goal is to break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom, you will achieve that goal.
  • Breaking Out of the Reactive Maintenance Cycle of Doom

Jason Tranter

Jason Tranter is the founder & CEO of Mobius Institute. Jason began his career in reliability and condition monitoring way back in 1984. Having been involved in the practice of vibration analysis, the development of a wide range of condition monitoring software, and the development of the majority of Mobius Institute's training software and course material, it is fair to say that Jason is passionate about helping people achieve success in their reliability improvement efforts - whether that is detecting and diagnosing future failures, or avoiding them in the first place. Jason has worked in Australia and the United States and has presented courses, workshops, and technical presentations in many countries around the world. Jason is proud of the achievements of the Mobius Institute team and honored to have been able to help tens of thousands of people around the world achieve their personal and professional goals.