Uptime Elements is a Reliability Framework for generating improved asset performance while amplifying a sustainable reliability culture based on integrity and leadership. The Certified Reliability Leader designation offered by the Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP) demonstrates that you are confident and competent in expressing Uptime Elements Reliability Framework for Asset Performance.
Uptime Element Black Belt Projects enable triple bottom line outcomes of improving reliability and asset performance. You can earn an Uptime Elements knowledge domain belt by generating “significant” outcomes. Significant outcomes differ from organization to organization. Not every significant outcome translates to purely economic factors. Almost any project that generates change that supports people in a verified performance improvement trend toward reliability is “significant” in our opinion. Our suggestion is to discuss your Uptime Elements Black Belt Project with a Reliabilityweb.com team member or one of Reliability Leadership Institute (RLI) Mapped Services and Training Providers (MSAT) Subject Matter Experts (SME) (see www.reliabilityweb.com directory) for guidance and clarification.
Whether in manufacturing, processing, utility, infrastructure or service industries, such projects quantify the positive effects of changes. The goal of each successful Uptime Elements Black Belt Program is to generate significant improvements in reliability and asset performance: Over time, multiple Uptime Elements Black Belt Projects with a defect elimination focus will eliminate 54% of defects over 3 years and 73% of defects over 6 years.
An Uptime Elements Black Belt Project is one that uses appropriate strategies and tactics from the Uptime Elements Reliability Framework approach to generate breakthrough performance created by a sustainable reliability culture and delivers a real triple bottom line benefit aligned to organizational objectives.
Reliability tools tend to be generic and rarely generate sustainable business success on their own. It is the ability to engage and empower cross-functional teams of reliability leaders who work aligned to the AIM of the organization that distinguish an Uptime Elements Black Belt Project from other improvement projects.
Economic impact, environmental impact and social/cultural impact as outcomes are also a requirement within an Uptime Elements Black Belt Project when compared to other "improvement" projects that focus solely on economic return on investment.
The Uptime Elements Black Belt Program is a result oriented recognition program and projects are a requirement. If you have not completed the minimum five required Uptime Elements Black Belt Projects (one from each knowledge domain), you are not eligible to earn the Uptime Elements Black Belt.
The following examples are not all-inclusive, but will provide examples of acceptable and unacceptable Uptime Elements Black Belt Projects.
Examples of Uptime Elements Black Belt Projects that qualify:
- Cross-Functional Defect Elimination Program
- Competency Based Learning Program for Uptime Elements Reliability Framework
- Ultrasonic Compressed Air and Steam Trap Leak Detection Energy Conservation Program
- Precision Lubrication Lifecycle Management
- PM Optimization Program
- Internet of Things Asset Condition Monitoring Program
- Drone based Asset Condition Monitoring Program
- Any reliability or asset performance project with measured before-and-after benefits.
Projects that do not qualify:
- Projects with no alignment to organizational objectives or AIM.
- Software implementations without detailed reliability improvement outcomes.
- Reliability or asset performance projects without measured before-and-after benefits that align to organizational objectives or AIM.