When implemented into a condition monitoring program, ultrasound contributes to reliability by providing insight about the health of assets, reducing energy waste, improving product quality and throughput, and most importantly, reducing safety risks. Factories and facilities worldwide have embraced ultrasound into their reliability initiatives and felt the benefits it can bring. There is huge upside for companies who are serious about establishing an ultrasound condition monitoring program at a high level.
Of course, if it was easy, everyone would do it. If it was easy, you would have done it already. Successful implementation requires commitment from both manpower and budget. The barriers that threaten to derail your efforts are numerous. The triple threat to success is lack of planning, inexperience, and resistance to accept the changes needed to drive positive culture change.
To overcome these barriers SDT created a PARTNERED approach to sustained program implementation. We believe that the burden of success is not yours alone, but rests on the shoulders of both client and solutions provider.
Some companies believe it is okay to just make the sale and provide a little hand-holding upon delivery. Driven by commissions, the salesperson is programmed to get the order as quickly and cost effectively as possible; then begin the search for the next customer. The customer accepts that they will have to go it alone; and accepts that living with some unfulfilled expectations is part of doing business.
Research shows that 70% of reliability initiatives fail due to lack of planning, experience and leadership. Reliability has been a certain way for so long, and a lack of drive for reliability culture change is the direct result as to why so many initiatives fail in the first few months.
PARTNERED Ultrasound is a roadmap that allows us to join hands with select customers to create something really special. We help plan, implement, and maintain your ultrasound program for life. Together we create a strategy for success mapped to your outcomes.
Your Partnered Ultrasound program’s roadmap to success follows three milestones each with their own series of tollgates.