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The R&M Case approach represents a cooperative approach in stark contrast to the historic R&M prescriptive approach, heavily reliant upon the use of "hard-line standards". An R&M Case is closely linked with the R&M Plan and is the sum total of all the R&M evidence that is generated by the engineering design activities, trials and testing, and in-service or field data.
To meet the R&M requirements, the R&M Case, in conjunction with the R&M Plan, provides the evidence by which the following objectives are demonstrated:
The R&M requirements of the customer are determined and demonstrated to be understood by both the customer and the supplier.
Strategies are developed in the R&M Plan resulting in a program of R&M activities together with applicable success criterion, which demonstrate that their implementation will satisfy the R&M requirements.
The customer is provided with progressive assurance that the R&M requirements will be satisfied.
The R&M Risks and management strategy are clearly identified in meeting the R&M requirements.
The creation of R&M Case (Status) Reports which record how the R&M requirements are met through all stages of procurement through to in-service operation.