Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

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Managing: You Might Be Doing It Wrong.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Let me ask you a question; what is the difference between someone who manages and someone who leads? Some would say that they are the same. “A manager is in charge of leading the team.” That is a valid statement, yet we have all had that manager that will delegate all jobs until there is none left for them and finish by saying, “I’ll be in my office if you need anything.” The better question...

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Next Maintenance Assessment

Friday, 29 December 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Another great blog post from James Kovacevic:

Assessments are a key tool for driving sustainable improvements in you Maintenance, Reliability, or Asset Management program.

When you hear the work assessment or audit, does it send shivers down your spine?  Do you envision a week or two of some “expert” digging through your data, processes, and performance, looking to get you in trouble for...

The Importance of Documentation in Precision Maintenance

Thursday, 28 December 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Why Proper Documentation Will Lead to Sustainable Improvements

Imagine being able to look back and see what settings the equipment was last ran at for a particular SKU. Or being able to look back at the last three alignment inspections and see that slowly the alignment is drifting. What could you do with this type of information? You could perform Root Cause Analysis to see why the alignment...

Graduate of the Month: December 2017

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We want to congratulate our December Graduate of the Month, Douglas White of Amazon!

Graduate of the Month: November 2017

Thursday, 09 November 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We want to congratulate our latest graduate of the month, David Browning from our inspired Blended Learning curriculum for Reliability Engineers!

iBL Graduate of the Month: September 2017

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We have a new iBL Graduate of the Month. Congratulations Timothy Sagraves from Weyerhaeuser for a job well done on your iBL Maintenance Manager curriculum.

iBL Graduate of the Month: July 2017

Monday, 03 July 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We have a new iBL Graduate of the Month. Congratulations Linda Easterwood from Mosaic for a job well done on your iBL journey!

PdM is Not Precision Maintenance (Coaches Corner)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner
Another great Coaches Corner post from Allen Canaday: During a recent discussion with a student he asked me why the failure rate at their facility wasn’t improving.  Over the last two years they had invested in the purchase of various PdM (Predictive Maintenance) technologies and trained personnel on their use and application.  The facility had conducted a criticality analysis and SFMECA...

iBL Graduate of the Month: June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

 

We have a new iBL Graduate of the Month. Congratulations Anthony Schleppy from Amazon for a job well done on your iBL Planning/Scheduling curriculum.

After his time in the US Navy as a Nuclear Machinist, Anthony started working as a Plant operator for Wabash Valley Power Association. From there, he went on to become a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler at Amazon where he started on his inspired...

iBL Graduate of the Month: May 2017

Friday, 05 May 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Since we missed April's graduate of the month, we will be doing a double feature of graduates this month. First, we want to congratulate our 1st May 2017's iBL graduate of the month...Mr. Tom Wolsey of Weyerhaeuser.

Tom started his career as a millwright 20 years ago working in various industries including food, oil & gas, and forestry. He is currently with Weyerhaeuser having hired on 12...

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