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The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. And the big Asset Management shift is on. Maintenance and Reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation. Which is why the Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas, and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management in South Africa.

 

 

Speakers

 
  • Ed Van Cise

    Ed Van Cise

    International Space Station Flight Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA)
     
    Leadership in a High Performing, High-Reliability Organisation

    Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions are challenging and complex, requiring support from onboard crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the dynamically changing environment and missions in and beyond Earth orbit, as well as managing the risks inherent in those missions, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams. This discussion will explore the subject of leadership...

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  • john woodhouse

    John Woodhouse

    Managing Director, The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (UK)
     
    Putting Numbers on the Table: Quantifying Benefits, Value, Risks and Intangibles to Justify What Needs to be Done, When and Why

    Expanding on the summary presented to the main conference, an interactive workshop offers delegates the opportunity to understand the real innovation and applicability of modern risk-based decision-making techniques – that include the factors of human psychology, uncertainty and managing conflicting expectations. John will demonstrate methods for identifying, prioritising and resolving asset-related problems, including the key steps of determining and demonstrating...

    Read more >
     
  • Melissa de sousa alvez

    Melissa de Sousa Alves

    Senior Professional Officer (Linear Assets and Quality), City of Cape Town
     
    Optimising Asset Performance Through Appropriate Pipe Networks Management and Monitoring System

    The formation of the Cape Town metro enabled the scrutiny of the performance of water networks subjected to various operational methodologies. Data was collected and scrutinised over one decade. This data revealed important factors: proper network operations, management and appropriate pressure reduction led to significant extension of pipe network life, improving service delivery by minimising service disruptions. We also found...

    Read more >
     
  • ian rendall

    Ian Renall

    Maintenance Superintendent Ironmaking, New Zealand Steel (NZ)
     
    “Before They Are Gone”: a Somewhat Subversive Approach to Capturing Intellectual Knowledge

    New Zealand Steel is utilising some innovative tools to capture critically learnt artisan and specialist knowledge in their aging and transient workforce. Connecting the animators and maintenance specialists to produce 3D work method capture. Engagement has been infectious. This presentation will show you the tools which have changed the narrative for us and are ready for you to use now.

     
  • mark foster

    Mark Foster

    Managing Director, Revisia Ltd (NZ)
     
    “Before They Are Gone”: a Somewhat Subversive Approach to Capturing Intellectual Knowledge

    New Zealand Steel is utilising some innovative tools to capture critically learnt artisan and specialist knowledge in their aging and transient workforce. Connecting the animators and maintenance specialists to produce 3D work method capture. Engagement has been infectious. This presentation will show you the tools which have changed the narrative for us and are ready for you to use now.

     
  • Drew Troyer

    Drew Troyer, CRE, CMRP

    President & Founder, Sigma Reliability Solutions (USA)
     
    If Only It Weren’t for the People… The Human Factors of Plant Reliability

    Most reliability initiatives are very equipment-oriented.  However, research suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related.  In this interactive deep dive, Drew will discuss the plant as a system of technological artefacts, organisational artefacts and human artefacts. We’ll discuss how to manage the human and organisational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability. In many...

    Read more >
     
  • Johannes Coetzee

    Johannes Coetzee

    President, Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA)
     
    Advances in Technology Driving the Need for Asset Management Professionalisation

    This keynote presentation will share some of the key future developments in the field of Asset Management, as well as some of the exciting initiatives SAAMA is currently driving around the professionalisation of this sector.

     
  • khuselwa mtetwa

    Khuselwa Mtetwa

    Executive Director, ALCM Solutions
     
    Innovation in the Asset Management Field

    In this presentation, Khuselwa will touch on the impact that ALCM has in the Asset Management industry – not only in terms of service, but also the philosophy and vision of the company. We know that Asset Management in South Africa is under a lot of strain at the moment, and we have helped many clients sweat their assets and...

    Read more >
     
  • John Bowie

    John Bowie

    Company Director, PalmCrest (AUS)
     
    Blueprinting Your Shutdown Process – A Roadmap to Success

    No other maintenance event goes through the reinvention machine more than shutdowns. Even with lessons learned, we often fail to capitalise on past experience. Despite processes, work management, and hundred other good intentions, we often end up at the start of each shutdown event scrambling to do things better, faster, safer, shorter, and with less money than before. Usually, we...

    Read more >
     
  • andre mathee

    André Mathee

    Senior Manager Mechanical/ Reliability & Industrial Engineering, Sasol
     
    SASOL – On Our Asset Management Journey

    Imagine working in an operational environment where roles and responsibilities are clear, ways of working are simple and well known, decision makers are empowered and the workplace is safe and stable. Within manufacturing, we strive to sustainably and significantly improve operations productivity and establish a “One Sasol” way of operating. The goal is to fundamentally change the current operational practices...

    Read more >
     
  • Johann Wannenburg

    Johann Wannenburg

    Associate Professor, Asset Integrity Institute of the University of Pretoria
     
    Skilling up for Successful Asset Management

    Successful Asset Management is achieved through a combination of competent People, Processes and Systems. Often, the aspect presenting the most significant opportunities for improvement in many industries is the competency of the people involved in Asset Management. We’ll look at the comprehensive collaboration between industry and academia to upskill Asset Management practitioners in the engineering discipline. Johann will also present...

    Read more >
     
  • andre jordaan

    Andre Jordaan

    Partner Consultant, Pragma
     
    Life Cycle Costing Case Study – Creating a Model for Optimum Replacement

    The City of Cape Town Solid Waste Management department has a fleet of over 900 vehicles, spread over 14 categories. This ranges from R7m worth of landfill compactors, R4m worth of Refuse Compactors to bakkies and cars. The challenge posed was to find the optimum replacement point for each of the vehicle type, the vehicles individually, and how to use...

    Read more >
     
  • cronje fourie

    Cronje Fourie

    Preventative Maintenance Manager, AfriSam South Africa (Pty) Ltd
     
    Reliability – Failure Mechanism and Risk Analysis with Business Risk Profile & Business Adapted PF-Curve

    The goal of this presentation is to introduce the complete Rel-FMRA process. This process facilitates the company, plant, equipment and components’ current condition assessment, theoretically projects life expectancy and scientifically suggests life extension programs/initiatives that increase the availability, efficiency and reliability of the existing facilities equipment and components. All works towards ensuring a safe and cost-effective operation.

     
  • John Vujicic

    John Vujicic

    President & CEO, VIZIYA Corporation
     
    The Digitisation of Enterprise Asset Management and the Integration of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    The future of Enterprise Asset Management is changing rapidly as the move toward digitisation becomes necessary. Smart organisations are aware of this and are planning for the future by making major investments in EAM solutions. Two of the biggest factors affecting the future of the EAM market is a shift toward cloud services and the emergence of the Industrial Internet...

    Read more >
     
  • Dean Du Toit

    Deon Du Toit

    SAP Functional Consultant, Prometheus Group
     
    Preventive Maintenance and LCC Management

    High maintenance standards are the key to repeated stakeholder value creation through sustaining reliable and predictable equipment capacity in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Good maintenance is a disciplined and planned process that ensures maximum equipment availability. The maintenance function must ensure that assets are adequately maintained to produce at design capacity and are periodically refurbished to their original...

    Read more >
     
  • Gavin Barbier

    Gavin Barbier

    Project Manager, Vetasi (Pty) Ltd
     
    Effective Asset Management – a Blueprint for Creating Outcomes Aligned to Objectives

    Based on our work in Asset Management over the last decade, we have developed an effective asset management model based on understanding real industry data, examples and asset management knowledge. In this presentation, we present our model and describe how it can be used to articulate an implementation pathway which produces real and tangible results aligned to your organisational goals....

    Read more >
     
  • Barry Coltham

    Barry Coltham

    Managing Director, Achievement Awards Group (Pty) Ltd
     
    Managing Stress and Improving Performance: a Contact Centre Case Study

    The accumulated effects of negative stress can be dire for an individual’s physical and psychological health. Job performance is a common casualty. Multiplied across your workforce, business performance also suffers. Could stress management techniques help? We ran an experiment in a high-pressure, high-stress contact centre to find out. This presentation describes our experience and conclusions. Key takeaways are: • Better...

    Read more >
     
  • Deshun Deysel

    Deshun Deysel

    Independent
     
    Equipping A New Breed of Digitally Savvy Leaders to Thrive in A Rapidly Changing World

    The game of Human Capital has changed. Strategies that kept organisations ahead of the game before may no longer work. In this rapidly changing world, keeping up with work performance has become one of the key challenges within teams. What is called for is a solution which combines, agility, flexibility and clarity with digitisation. In this deep-dive session, we will...

    Read more >
     
  • Compton Saunders

    Compton Saunders

    Operations Manager, Globeleq South Africa Management Services
     
    Should We Redefine The Meaning of “Business Case” When We Consider The Value of ISO 55000?

    This discussion will present the implementation of ISO 55000 in a multi-national organisation with a portfolio of utility-scale power plants. The implementation is currently being executed across 3 renewable power plants and a management services organisation in South Africa. This presentation will look at how local top management support was gained to implement the standard, the approach to complete strategy...

    Read more >
     
  • Eddie Hermann

    Eddie Herrmann

    National Technical Manager, Netcare Limited
     
    People Do Asset Management: How Competency Influences Asset Performance Outcomes

    Engineering competence is the combination of the following three elements – knowledge, skill and understanding. The continuous ever-improving technology cycle requires public and private industries to improve current assets to stay competitive. Private and public sectors are finding it difficult to employ or contract the required competent engineering resources. This presentation will look at what can be implemented to obtain...

    Read more >
     

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  • Sunny

    "I signed up to search for the answer to two simple questions – What is it that I don’t know and where must I go from here?  What I got exceeded my expectations - distinguished speakers, transformational , modern, practical and inspiring.  Good people doing great work by sharing knowledge!"

    Sunny Sujan - Maintenance Superintendent, South32
     
  • cynthia_web

    "“As a first time attendee to the Mainstream Conference, this was a great opportunity! The presentations were relevant to my daily jobs…detailed and clear, presenters did a good job. Big up to the organising team, I am looking forward to the next conference.”"

    Cynthia Cebekhulu - Asset Manager, eThekwini Municipality
     
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    "Mainstream’s niche is that you get this practical knowledge from industry bests, both locally and abroad."

    Rina Peach - Senior Engineer, Eskom Transmission
     
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    "I have 28 years of experience in Maintenance/Reliability and Mainstream is where I go to augment my skill set. The Mainstream speakers are always leaders in their fields."

    Ralf Küther - Principal Specialist: Maintenance systems ArcelorMittal
     
  • mumba

    "“Transformational” would best describe the Mainstream Conference, and “Excellent” the presenters, exhibitors, partners and organisers."

    John Mumba - Manager AM Department, Transmission BU, NamPower
     
 
 

Sponsors

 
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    SAAMA
     
    Accredited by
     
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    ALCM
     
    Emerging Partner
     
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    Vetasi in partnership with Gaussian
     
    Partner
     
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    Pragma
     
    Interaction Partner
     
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    Prometheus
     
    Partner
     
  •  
    Viziya
     
    Partner
     

Leadership in a High Performing, High-Reliability Organisation

Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions are challenging and complex, requiring support from onboard crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the dynamically changing environment and missions in and beyond Earth orbit, as well as managing the risks inherent in those missions, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams. This discussion will explore the subject of leadership within the context of International Space Station Mission Control based on personal experiences of the presenter.

Putting Numbers on the Table: Quantifying Benefits, Value, Risks and Intangibles to Justify What Needs to be Done, When and Why

Expanding on the summary presented to the main conference, an interactive workshop offers delegates the opportunity to understand the real innovation and applicability of modern risk-based decision-making techniques – that include the factors of human psychology, uncertainty and managing conflicting expectations. John will demonstrate methods for identifying, prioritising and resolving asset-related problems, including the key steps of determining and demonstrating what is worth spending and when. In particular, this helps technical folk to make a clear business case for timely intervention, by quantifying the financial, risk and other consequences of different scenarios and options, including the ‘intangibles’. Participants can even select what sorts of case studies they would like to explore: they can be evaluated ‘live’ during the workshop since the methods are completely scalable and work with whatever data and/or subject matter expertise is available. Exemplary cases include:

  • When should I replace my ageing (or ‘obsolete’) asset?
  • Is a refurbishment worthwhile to extend asset life?
  • What is the optimal maintenance or inspection/condition monitoring interval?
  • Should I hold a spare (and if so, how many)?
  • Which projects or other tasks can I afford to delay or cancel if budgets are constrained?
Participants will receive a summary guide to the 6-step SALVO processes and a discount on the guidebook developed by the international collaboration that developed it.

Optimising Asset Performance Through Appropriate Pipe Networks Management and Monitoring System

The formation of the Cape Town metro enabled the scrutiny of the performance of water networks subjected to various operational methodologies. Data was collected and scrutinised over one decade. This data revealed important factors: proper network operations, management and appropriate pressure reduction led to significant extension of pipe network life, improving service delivery by minimising service disruptions. We also found that data verification would improve network performance. Systems are currently being put in place that will align the utility in this direction.

If Only It Weren’t for the People… The Human Factors of Plant Reliability

Most reliability initiatives are very equipment-oriented.  However, research suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related.  In this interactive deep dive, Drew will discuss the plant as a system of technological artefacts, organisational artefacts and human artefacts. We’ll discuss how to manage the human and organisational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability. In many instances, we’re rewarding failure while expecting reliability. Special attention will be paid to reward systems and the KPIs that drive them. Most reliability initiatives are very equipment-oriented.  However, research suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related.  In this interactive deep dive, Drew will discuss the plant as a system of technological artifacts, organisational artifacts and human artifacts. We’ll discuss how to manage the human and organisational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability. In many instances, we’re rewarding failure while expecting reliability. Special attention will be paid to reward systems and the KPIs that drive them.

Innovation in the Asset Management Field

In this presentation, Khuselwa will touch on the impact that ALCM has in the Asset Management industry – not only in terms of service, but also the philosophy and vision of the company. We know that Asset Management in South Africa is under a lot of strain at the moment, and we have helped many clients sweat their assets and ensure they get maximum ROI from a business perspective. The presentation will illustrate our wins through case studies and examples of the work we have done, focusing on the business aspects, to overcome many challenges Asset Care Practitioners face today.

Blueprinting Your Shutdown Process – A Roadmap to Success

No other maintenance event goes through the reinvention machine more than shutdowns. Even with lessons learned, we often fail to capitalise on past experience. Despite processes, work management, and hundred other good intentions, we often end up at the start of each shutdown event scrambling to do things better, faster, safer, shorter, and with less money than before. Usually, we fall way short of our own aspirations. This workshop will help attendees understand how to bring back order, discipline, and measurable results from the planning phase through to the execution of the shutdown event. With the right processes, tools and people, John will show you how to establish a working blueprint for any shutdown.

SASOL – On Our Asset Management Journey

Imagine working in an operational environment where roles and responsibilities are clear, ways of working are simple and well known, decision makers are empowered and the workplace is safe and stable. Within manufacturing, we strive to sustainably and significantly improve operations productivity and establish a “One Sasol” way of operating. The goal is to fundamentally change the current operational practices through the standardisation of Operations Core Processes and the implementation of a continuous improvement methodology that will drive Sasol towards Excellence in Operations.

Skilling up for Successful Asset Management

Successful Asset Management is achieved through a combination of competent People, Processes and Systems. Often, the aspect presenting the most significant opportunities for improvement in many industries is the competency of the people involved in Asset Management. We’ll look at the comprehensive collaboration between industry and academia to upskill Asset Management practitioners in the engineering discipline. Johann will also present an innovative process of upskilling people involved in Asset Management at all levels and of all disciplines involved in a typical operation.

Life Cycle Costing Case Study – Creating a Model for Optimum Replacement

The City of Cape Town Solid Waste Management department has a fleet of over 900 vehicles, spread over 14 categories. This ranges from R7m worth of landfill compactors, R4m worth of Refuse Compactors to bakkies and cars. The challenge posed was to find the optimum replacement point for each of the vehicle type, the vehicles individually, and how to use the data in the long-term planning process. See how lifecycle costing was used and the many pain points we had to address in overcoming this challenge.

The Digitisation of Enterprise Asset Management and the Integration of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The future of Enterprise Asset Management is changing rapidly as the move toward digitisation becomes necessary. Smart organisations are aware of this and are planning for the future by making major investments in EAM solutions. Two of the biggest factors affecting the future of the EAM market is a shift toward cloud services and the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things – the IIoT. Maintenance organisations are being tasked to start their digitisation journey, with funds and resources to make real changes.

Preventive Maintenance and LCC Management

High maintenance standards are the key to repeated stakeholder value creation through sustaining reliable and predictable equipment capacity in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Good maintenance is a disciplined and planned process that ensures maximum equipment availability. The maintenance function must ensure that assets are adequately maintained to produce at design capacity and are periodically refurbished to their original condition. This means that the maintenance function is one of the core activities. This will result in the sustained design capability of the equipment throughout its economic life cycle

Effective Asset Management – a Blueprint for Creating Outcomes Aligned to Objectives

Based on our work in Asset Management over the last decade, we have developed an effective asset management model based on understanding real industry data, examples and asset management knowledge. In this presentation, we present our model and describe how it can be used to articulate an implementation pathway which produces real and tangible results aligned to your organisational goals. This model is tried and tested and we share real experience and results from its application. The key to the successful application of the model is the supporting information and decision making systems.

Managing Stress and Improving Performance: a Contact Centre Case Study

The accumulated effects of negative stress can be dire for an individual’s physical and psychological health. Job performance is a common casualty. Multiplied across your workforce, business performance also suffers. Could stress management techniques help? We ran an experiment in a high-pressure, high-stress contact centre to find out. This presentation describes our experience and conclusions. Key takeaways are: • Better understanding how performance improvement works • Getting the neuroscience basics behind managing stress • Learning how to influence personal physiology

Equipping A New Breed of Digitally Savvy Leaders to Thrive in A Rapidly Changing World

The game of Human Capital has changed. Strategies that kept organisations ahead of the game before may no longer work. In this rapidly changing world, keeping up with work performance has become one of the key challenges within teams. What is called for is a solution which combines, agility, flexibility and clarity with digitisation. In this deep-dive session, we will explore new ways to ‘manage’ with the ongoing feedback and coaching needed to track performance, while removing the pain of Annual Performance Appraisal admin from managers and leaders.

Should We Redefine The Meaning of “Business Case” When We Consider The Value of ISO 55000?

This discussion will present the implementation of ISO 55000 in a multi-national organisation with a portfolio of utility-scale power plants. The implementation is currently being executed across 3 renewable power plants and a management services organisation in South Africa. This presentation will look at how local top management support was gained to implement the standard, the approach to complete strategy and planning of the standard, the structures that have been put in place to direct and implement the framework, and typical budget.

People Do Asset Management: How Competency Influences Asset Performance Outcomes

Engineering competence is the combination of the following three elements – knowledge, skill and understanding. The continuous ever-improving technology cycle requires public and private industries to improve current assets to stay competitive. Private and public sectors are finding it difficult to employ or contract the required competent engineering resources. This presentation will look at what can be implemented to obtain competent engineering resources both inside and outside of your company.