Mainstream Conference speaker Colin Young, recounts a fascinating case study in disaster management. He explains not only how his organisation dealt with a catastrophic breakdown but how they were eventually able to use the situation to strengthen the company’s position. Colin then shares his valuable insights on how to cope when disaster strikes.Continue reading
Deciding which maintenance tasks should be kept in-house and which should be outsourced is not always a clear cut decision. Matt Smith, General Manager – Business Development at ATIVO and past Mainstream Conference speaker, gives his advice on how to make this decision in your organisation.Continue reading
Selling your strategy or ideas to stakeholders and senior management can be quite a scary task especially when they are a little risk averse. Mark Barnes, Vice President Reliability Services at Des-Case Corporation and Mainstream Conference speaker, shares his successful approach that he has been using for the last 10 years.Continue reading
Scratching your head on how to get your supervisors out of their desks and out on the floor for more face time with employees? Rex Gallaher, Former Executive Manager, Maintenance Technical Support Center, U.S. Postal Service and Mainstream Conference Speaker, shares his experience of trying to implement changes to encourage this – you may be surprised at the outcome.Continue reading
Is your organization operating in a system that doesn’t allow people to be as efficient as they can be? Christer Idhammar, Founder and Executive Vice President of IDCON and Mainstream Conference speaker, explains why you may be using more maintenance hours than necessary.Continue reading
If you asked your people this simple question: “If I was able to clap my hands and something magically changes in your organisation, what would you want to change?” would you be surprised by the answer? Rex Gallaher, Former Executive Manager, Maintenance Technical Support Center, US Postal Service and Mainstream Conference speaker, shares his lessons learned from responses to this question.
If you think the job is done because you have developed and documented a reliability and maintenance management strategy, think again. Christer Idhammar, Founder and Executive Vice President, IDCON and Mainstream Conference speaker, says it’s just the beginning. If your plan is not implemented and executed the effort is wasted.
At a time when cost improvements and productivity are more important than ever, collaboration with your contractors is key says Matt Smith, General Manager – Business Development at ATIVO and Mainstream Conference speaker. Instead of viewing your contractors as just another cost, it makes more sense to turn your contractor engagements into a source of competitive advantage.Continue reading
Rex Gallaher, Former Executive Manager, Maintenance Technical Support Center, US Postal Service, shares his experience of the US Postal Service’s attempt to combine the maintenance and operations departments. Was it a success or were they ultimately trying to combine two functions that needed to remain autonomous?
In the wake of the 2008 global financial recession, Lonmin knew they needed to adopt a simple but radically divergent asset care philosophy for sustained profitability. Riaan Blignaut, Mainstream Conference speaker and VP Operations Concentrators at Lonmin, shares the pivotal steps he took to ensuring a proactive asset management care culture.Continue reading