Reliability Centered Maintenance Conference Growth Reflects the Importance of Reliability Best Practices To Company Performance

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Competitive Advantage Fueling 10% Annual Growth for Plant Maintenance and Reliability Products, Service and Technology, a community of maintenance and reliability professionals and the producer of RCM-2009 Reliability Centered Maintenance Managers Forum collocated with EAM-2009 Enterprise Asset Management Summit, announced today that 680 maintenance and reliability professionals registered for the 4 day networking and learning event.

According to publisher and reliability expert Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP, "Smart companies are realizing the current economic situation provides an opportunity to improve reliability and outpace competitors who are slashing maintenance budgets and sacrificing performance. The professionals in attendance understand the bottom line value that can be delivered through proactive maintenance and reliability programs while the laggards are still focused on "cost cutting" their way to profitability. Strategies are offered for those in a sold-out position as well as those seeking to be low cost producers. RCM-2009 includes workshops and case studies that provide a roadmap that can use to put your company in the top 20% performance category."

O'Hanlon stated that research shows that the top performing 20% share three common traits:

  • A senior level executive is directly responsible for plant asset maintenance and reliability
  • Proactive strategies such as predictive condition based maintenance and reliability-centered maintenance have largely replaced reactive and time based maintenance strategies
  • Use of advanced technologies to monitor and report leading key performance indicators (KPIs) across the enterprise with all stakeholders in real time

According to O'Hanlon, "Conference production is very challenging in today's economic environment; and that has separated the community value based players from the quick hit profit takers who were beginning to flood the market with low quality events. We are pleased to see how fast they melted away. research indicates that every major maintenance conference that had been scheduled since the 23rd International Maintenance Conference in 2008 has been cancelled due to low registrations. We are blessed and humbled to have the confidence and support of the community we have been committed to that allows us to continue providing the learning that results from this and our other events."

RCM-2010 will be held April 13-16, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Call toll free (888) 575-1245 or visit for program details

About ( includes a network of maintenance and reliability web sites serving over 55,000 maintenance and reliability professionals from around the world. The also publishes Uptime Magazine a bi-monthly publication for maintenance and reliability professionals. The network serves as a resource for Senior Reliability Executives, Plant Managers, Maintenance Managers and Reliability Engineers. Online tutorials, articles, case histories and news items are updated daily.

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