Five Whys and Wishbone: Program and Training Sponsorship

Friday, 18 May 2018 by Shon Isenhour

 

Over the years I have seen many sponsors give great supporting speeches but I have also noted a few that failed miserably along the way. Lets learn from them. One in particular was the kick off of a new root cause analysis facilitators program in a facility with a history of " flavor of the month" programs and lack luster performance. The "leader" did not attend the workshop because he was...

Pro Tip For Delegation

Friday, 11 May 2018 by Brandon Weil

Chances are you stink at delegation and you’re either a task hoarder or a task dumper.

Pro Tip for a Mindful Meeting

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

A great piece of advice from one of our coaches, Bill Leahy:

If communication is an issue in your organization do this simple self-assessment. Even if you believe it isn’t, do it anyways you may be surprised by what you observe. The assessment is based on various meeting etiquette articles I found online. What led me to googling meeting etiquette is continuous reports from my students indicating...

Understanding the SMRP Body of Knowledge

Friday, 27 April 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

In preparation for our next SMRP Body of Knowledge Review workshop coming up June 19-21, James wrote an excellent blog post on understanding the SMRP Body of Knowledge.

Graduate of the Month: April 2018

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Congratulations to our Graduate of the Month for April, Joy Becker of Mosaic. This girl has only been working on her iBL Reliability Engineering curriculum since November of 2017. This program usually takes 12 months to complete. She completed her program with flying colors in 5 months. WAY TO GO JOY!!!!

Joy started with The Mosaic Company in May 2017 as the Mine Reliability Engineer and is...

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Maintenance Conference

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 by James Kovacevic

How to Ensure Your Attendance at A Conference Delivers An ROI

Maintenance, reliability, and asset management professional are constantly continuing their professional learning.  This learning usually takes place at one of the numerous world-class conferences available across North America and internationally.  These conferences allow professionals to observe and connect with the latest tools,...

Using Reliability Analysis to Determine Spares Stocking

Monday, 02 April 2018 by James Kovacevic

How to use an FMECA or RCM Analysis to Determine What Spares to Stock

Graduate of the Month: March 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

 

Who Owns Equipment Reliability?

Monday, 19 March 2018 by James Kovacevic

Why maintenance performance alone will not deliver sustainable performance

The Moving Target of Excellence

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Why the End of the Maintenance & Reliability Journey Is Never Over

I am often asked, what is the benchmark for a particular KPI.  At first, I would quickly answer the target from the SMRP Best Practices Guide.   Depending on the organization and the maturity, I would either see their faces light up or see them shut down.   If they shut down, what momentum was present, quickly vanished.  If...

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