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Selling Reliability Improvement: The Rational vs. Emotional Approach

Selling Reliability Improvement: The Rational vs. Emotional Approach

We as maintenance and reliability professionals are convinced of the benefits that improved maintenance and reliability practices can bring to an organisation Often, we are passionate about our cause But senior managers at many organisations are yet to share our passion and our faith in the value of reliability improvement Why are they waiting Why do they not share our enthusiasm and actively support us in our improvement efforts It could be that you are not selling it in the ....

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7 Reasons Your Reliability Improvement Program Is Failing

7 Reasons Your Reliability Improvement Program Is Failing

No amount of failure mode analysis, high-tech laser alignment and vibration monitoring systems, or RCA analysis will result in sustainable reliability improvement without the one key ingredient: buy-in If the people on the plant floor and in the boardroom – and everyone in between – do not genuinely believe in the need to improve reliability and thus understand how they benefit from working in a reliable plant, then change will be resisted and old habits will return the moment the ....

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Bringing Operations & Maintenance Into the Equation From the Get-Go

Bringing Operations & Maintenance Into the Equation From the Get-Go

When initiation of new major assets are being scoped and planned, it’s vital to obtain input from operations and maintenance (O&M) teams on in-service requirements of the assets, or O&M risk complications and problems lasting as long as decades So how do you plan for future operation and maintenance needs before an asset has even commenced its working life Dr Zahra Jabiri, Operational Asset Assessments Manager for Western Power explains the process they have successfully adopted and provides some strategies ....

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How Coaching Creates a Box of Smarties

How Coaching Creates a Box of Smarties

Stephanie Pullings-Hart, Executive Director Technical & Production for Nestlé Australia, provides a glimpse into the communication methodologies which form the basis of the Nestlé Continuous Excellence (“NCE”) program With household brands such as NESCAFÉ, UNCLE TOBYS, MILO, MAGGI and of course KIT KAT, NCE and Total Performance Management (TPM) are cornerstones of the way Nestlé does business This encapsulates everything they are trying to do in the area of safety, quality, cost, waste and importantly, customer satisfaction Stephanie shares some ....

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Maintenance Psychology 101

Maintenance Psychology 101

Joe Park, the Global Reliability Director at Novelis and 2015 Mainstream Conference speaker, discusses some of the most often overlooked and neglected components to driving excellence in maintenance and reliability management He shares his best practices to ensure you have the right people, in the right role at the right time Four characteristics to evaluate Individuals within an organization have four critical characteristics that I consider: attitude, aptitude, skill set and leadership Which of these are the most critical Which ....

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