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Our Approaches

GGR have developed a range of methodologies, all building on or derived from Classical RCM. Each methodology has been developed to provide fast, technically sound, and cost-effective improvements:

The approaches and their characteristics are summarised below:


Fast-track RCM

The preferred plant performance improvement process for most industrial situations. Fast-track RCM is as rigorous as Classical RCM and uses the same decision logic yet is easier to apply. GGR have included key features from other improvement methodologies including FMECA, TPM and SMED. In spite of this additional coverage, Fast-track RCM is much quicker and easier to use than traditional RCM.


Review RCM

GGR developed Review RCM for applications where there are extensive and excessive, but ineffective, preventive maintenance routines already in place. Typical symptoms are high maintenance costs, high proportion of fixed time overhauls and poor preventive maintenance completion rates.


Generic RCM

Used in conjunction with Fast-track RCM (or Classical RCM) where an organisation has many examples of the same or similar plant. A single review is carried out to establish a template that can be used for all similar plant. The template is then extended to take into account variations in plant specification and operating context.


Classical RCM

Used where there is an existing commitment to standard RCM, usually in safety critical industries. GGR's implementation of Classical RCM uses more advanced decision logic, has eliminated the jargon, and provides extensive documentation to justify every step.

GGR will advise on the most suitable approach

Taking into account factors such as the project's objectives, the nature of the plant, current performance, past and present improvement initiatives, and the resources available.

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