The author is no longer surprised to see reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives abandoned before the substantial results, which are possible to achieve, are delivered and sustained for years to come. This phenomenon is recognized by many of his colleagues in the reliability and maintenance management profession. He recently came across the findings from the American Society for Training and Development. It illustrates what happens if training is not followed by practice and reinforcement. The findings show that 87% of what you learnt are lost within 30 days if training is not followed by practice and reinforcement. And on top of better maintenance productivity higher production throughput you would get an even better safety record.