In many organizations, we find people in leadership positions that may not have a technical background in Reliability or Reliable Manufacturing®. Formal education programs currently do little to prepare graduates to make good decisions around reliability in practical world of a modern industrial plant. A wise man once said that you should: “Never ask a question that you don’t have an answer for.” On the surface, that sounds strange, but consider this…if you do not have enough information to formulate any kind of answer, then whatever the response given
to the question, you have to accept it. If you have enough knowledge to have some kind of answer (right or wrong), at least you will have enough knowledge to be able to open a dialogue and therefore make a much more informed decision.