WORKSHOPS

The Reliability Engineer Dilemma

Mike Greyling, Head of Asset Management - CBH Group

Because the cost of failure is not great enough, business owners of most companies still place greater emphasis on using systems and sweating assets rather than perfecting system reliability and eliminating asset failure at any cost. This results in a culture that has a higher risk appetite and bias to action, which is not a supportive environment for the natural reliability engineer.

Mike will share his experience and advice to help you manage and deploy your reliability engineers to ensure they are motivated and value-adding to your business.

Build Your Business Case for Optimisation Activities

Wendell Fox, Partner Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery - KPMG

Does your business case align with your organisation’s asset management plan? Does your non-technical manager understand the value of your business case? Do you know how to make an influential business case for optimisation activities? We will take you through a framework that effectively communicates the value of your optimisation activities. This will assist you in preventing bias and subjectivity creeping into your manager’s assessment.

From attending the workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge to apply a practical approach to help you influence your non-technical manager’s understanding the value of your business case.

Safety Culture Starts with Leadership Behaviours

Brian Ropitini - Executive Adviser, Mana Consulting NZ

Safety policies, systems, procedures, and training are developed with the best intention – to improve overall safety performance. However, although people comply, they often don’t engage fully. And whilst we have systems and processes for every imaginable event, this does not alone drive a healthy culture beyond compliance.

It’s our leaders’ behaviours that will determine the overall safety culture. This workshop is intended to equip leaders in simple “Do’s” and “Don’ts” when it comes to creating a desirable safety culture.

Integrated Asset Performance Management

Jason Apps - CEO, ARMS Reliability

This workshop will explore the reasons many organizations have not realized the promises of an asset performance management implementation.

To gain control of asset performance there are key foundational elements required to support data-driven decision making. Process and associated trigger points are also essential to ensure improvements are initiated, implemented, and leveraged across an entire asset base. Technology is a key consideration, ensuring that it supports the process, doesn’t provide constraints, and drives productivity improvements in our shrinking maintenance and reliability workforce.

Leadership Tools to Integrate Wellbeing into Everyday Work

Justina Stromnes, Organisational Psychologist - Bendelta

The shifts and disruptions that maintenance and reliability teams have experienced over the past two years have severely impacted employee wellbeing and mental health. Investing in many wellbeing initiatives and perks won’t be enough. Research tells us that engagement and wellbeing comes from positive cultures, not wellbeing perks alone.

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and design a workplace culture that integrates wellbeing into everyday work. It’s a practical ‘how to’, with takeaway nuggets, and leadership tools to influence a culture where people thrive and perform to their potential.

How to Align Asset Management Strategy with Organisational Strategy

Sandy Dunn, Managing Director, Assetivity

Asset Management is defined as being the “coordinated activity of an organisation to realise value from Assets,” and Alignment is one of the four fundamentals for good Asset Management outlined in ISO 55000. How to create this alignment, and how to ensure that activity is coordinated across an organisation to realise value from assets is an area that many organisations struggle with. This practical workshop will suit people who are responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance or auditing of an organisation's Strategic Asset Management Plan and Asset Management Plans.

4,000 Planners Can't Be Wrong

Peter Durrant - Adjunct Principal, Education and Change Management, Covaris

The maintenance team is accountable for smooth running and reliability of the plant. When this is not guaranteed, then a harsh focus is placed on them, and it can get personal. It is not common that the trades skills are criticised, but rather that the team does not organise and manage the work effectively.

This is exacerbated when people cling to long held behaviour based on personal beliefs, which is at odds with where management believe improvement must be found. It is when a person’s attitude changes, that the big changes in results are possible. Results are about achievement by people. Not by systems.

Facilitating Maintenance Workshops with Impactful Outcomes

John Seaman - Associate Director Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery

The best source of information on the performance of your assets is stored in the minds of your subject matter experts (SMEs). There are numerous instances in which you will need to extract this information, such as maintenance discussions, toolbox talks, FMECA/RCM workshops, and root cause analyses. But how do you get this critical information so you can use it?

John will share best practices and techniques to extract the right information effectively and efficiently from your SMEs. These practices and techniques will also encourage your SMEs to participate in future discussions as they will feel valued, enabling you to continually make impactful outcomes.

Small Data, Big Answers

Luke de Jager, Associate Director Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery - KPMG

The fourth industrial revolution has resulted in the use of big data to help businesses make smarter strategic decisions relating to the management of their assets to reduce cost, risk and optimise performance. This has led to many of us feeling overwhelmed by the enormous amount of data that is generated by our plants and assets. So, is there an alternative option to big data for generating useful insights for your assets?

The answer? Small data.

Plant Reliability in Dollars & $ense

Drew Troyer, Global Reliability Thought Leader CRE & John Schultz, Chief Executive Officer - Bootleg

This workshop frames reliability in financial terms - highlighting how a well-executed reliability management strategy influences profit, return on net assets (RONA) and share price. You will see the difference between the industry leaders and laggards and learn how to close the gaps to turn the potential benefits into real profit. This is not a maintenance seminar. Rather, we take a cross functional look at reliability management and link it to key financial performance indicators.

Building Trust and Psychological Safety

Rob Kalwarowsky

Without trust, there is no team. Without psychological safety, the number 1 factor of a high-performing team, there is a reduction in communication, wellbeing, production, innovation and safety. How do we build trust with our people and foster a psychologically safe environment?

This workshop will tackle the basics of trust and psychological safety and you will get to practice exercises that you can take back to your workplace to start improving today.

Facilitating Maintenance Workshops with Impactful Outcomes

John Seaman - Associate Director Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery

The best source of information on the performance of your assets is stored in the minds of your subject matter experts (SMEs). There are numerous instances in which you will need to extract this information, such as maintenance discussions, toolbox talks, FMECA/RCM workshops, and root cause analyses. But how do you get this critical information so you can use it?

John will share best practices and techniques to extract the right information effectively and efficiently from your SMEs. These practices and techniques will also encourage your SMEs to participate in future discussions as they will feel valued, enabling you to continually make impactful outcomes.