Some successful implementations of Continuous Improvement (“CI”) use the approach known as Kaizen (#1). One of the core principles of Kaizen is self-reflection of processes, which is also known as “Feedback”. The purpose of CIP is the identification, reduction, and elimination of suboptimal processes in other words is to become Efficient. Becoming efficient is achieved through incremental steps or evolutionary change (#2) if you follow Kaizen.
The power industry is investing heavily in new technologies to harvest power from renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro. Yet with these new technologies come massive maintenance costs – if strategies are not put in place from the outset.
The search for measurable data that can be utilised may seem hard. Equally hard could be a high level understanding of when a process is reliable, and what specifically must a process exhibit to be deemed reliable?