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Nancy Johnson on Asset Management “There are No Secrets; Only Imperfect Memories”

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Johnson is recognised for leading initiatives that improved the image of the busiest US airport system, surface transportation assets, regional marine terminals and ports, and the World Trade Center. Her programs, including the EAM and Storm Mitigation and Resiliency program following Hurricane Sandy, have reduced cost and risk, increased external funding, improved cash flow, and enhanced customer experience.

In the lead up to her session at Mainstream Conference in Melbourne and Perth, she explains how she found herself in one of the most heavily male dominated industries, and shares some lessons she learnt along the way.Continue reading

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Dr. Carla Boehl: How to Master Innovation in Asset Management

Carla Boehl

Dr. Carla Boehl is one of the leading minds in Australia on strategic asset management and innovation. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at WA School of Mines, Curtin University and will be presenting on “How to Help Your Company Master Innovation” at Mainstream Conference in Perth. Ahead of her session, she shares four insights about innovation in asset management.Continue reading

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8 Team-Building Lessons From a World #1 Cricket Coach

Paddy Upton is a world renowned cricket coach and speaker at Mainstream Conference. He shares eight lessons learned while transforming a fledging cricket team into a World No 1 ranked team and explains how these lessons can translate to your own maintenance and reliability teams.

As a mental-game coach, I had been fortunate to help lead two nations’ cricket teams to the World No 1 ranking. What happened next was a surprise. The captain of one of the teams in the Worlds premier cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League (IPL), called me saying, “I know you’re not actually a cricket coach, but we’d like you to lead us as Head Coach in this years IPL.”

The team was the Rajasthan Royals. They had been at or near the bottom of the log team for the last four years, partly due to spending the least of all ten teams on player salaries. With the same restricted budget, the task was to lead the same team of lesser-skilled underdogs to the top of International cricket.

Short on talent and low on past records, we would need to do things differently. Here’s some of what we did:Continue reading

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Achieving Continuous Improvement with Cross Functional Focus and Aligned Goals

Far too often asset management strategies fail because the onus is put on the maintenance and reliability team. When there is a disconnect between those maintaining and those operating the asset, the strategy is doomed to fail. The challenge has always been how to get operations and maintenance on the page and speaking the same language. We need to remind ourselves of the fact that asset management is not about maintenance, it’s about making money.Continue reading

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[Video] ISO 55000 Panel Discussion: What Are They And what’s In It For Me?

ISO 55000 has been around for a while but there still remains questions around what it is, why we have it and what it means for the industry as a whole. Watch this video from Mainstream Conference USA to hear four of the leading practitioners in the industry discuss these questions and more in an attempt to demystify ISO 55000.

Moderator:
Drew Troyer – Principal, Sigma Reliability Solutions

Panellists:
Cliff Williams – Corporate Director of Maintenance, ERCO Worldwide
Robert Williamson – International Reliability & Maintenance Expert, Strategic Work Systems, Inc.
Terry Wireman – Senior Vice President, Vesta Global
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Optimize Your Maintenance Strategy: Lessons Learned From a Cub Scout

A colleague and I were discussing how his nine year old son had completed his Cub Scouts Cyclist Activity badge. We noticed how some of the bike maintenance tasks that had been identified were, shall we say, less than ‘optimal’. Now you might say this is a bit unfair to judge a Cub Scout lesson through the eyes of a reliability professional (and you’d be right) but what was interesting is that we often see the same sorts of issues within the industry.Continue reading

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How to Sell Asset Management Better Within the Business

In a recent series of roundtable discussion groups, senior professionals revealed what is happening within their organisations and the wider community with regard to the barriers to achieving asset management excellence. One of the most common themes that ran through the discussion groups was selling asset management better within the business: how do we build business cases? How do we get the business focussed on asset management? Here are the challenges our research participants face around selling asset management within the organization, and some enablers which will lead the path towards change.Continue reading

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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 right way. Sandy Dunn, Director of Assetivity, looks at two approaches to selling your reliability improvement program: the rational vs. emotional approach.Continue reading

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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 reliability focus is lost. Jason Tranter, Managing Director of Mobius Institute, outlines the reasons your reliability improvement program might be failing, and some practical tips to get buy-in from your people.Continue reading

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