Once we have completed the assessment, we create the reliability engineering roadmap, which outlines the improvement plan based on the gaps identified in the assessment.
A reliability improvement plan is identified by compiling an improvement strategy to create an end-state vision, measure the current reality and then develop a strategy of actions to close the gap. For the RE roadmap, we consider three aspects: the reliability KPIs identified, the maturity of reliability practices and the condition and health of the assets.
Strategic initiatives are prioritised by firstly addressing the immediate crisis, focusing on burning issues and achieving quick wins. Secondly, there is a drive to move from a reactive to a proactive mode (eg implement RCA), stabilising the situation and laying foundations. Thirdly, to drive improvement, RAMS are implemented during asset acquisition, defect elimination processes are formalised, asset health monitoring is set up, and business cases for significant decisions are formalised.