Performance by Kevin McManus
Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about performance improvement (December 2013)
I never will forget when the idea for this article popped into my head. I was teaching an equipment reliability class to a group of power generation plant engineers and asked one of my standard questions: What is a tolerable failure? The reply – "Aren’t all failures tolerable? I mean, we have to learn to live with them" – was a perspective shifter.
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