Graduate of the Month: August 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We want to congratulate our graduate of the month for August…Mr. Robert Gilliam!

Distance, Direction, & Motivation: Win the Training Resource War the Army Way

Thursday, 12 July 2018 by Bill Leahy

 

At the beginning of every reliability course I poll my students. My favorite prompt, borrowed from Darrin Wikoff, is “In a word, capture the greatest constraint to achieving reliability?”. We go around the room and note each response onto a flipchart and add chicken scratches for duplicate answers. Over time I have found it typically looks like Figure 1. Thirteen out of eighteen responses...

Graduate of the Month: June 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Congratulations to our Graduate of the Month for June...Patrick Parker of Rockwell Automation!

Graduate of the Month: May 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Congratulations to our latest Graduate of the Month for May, Jonathan Edwards from Baxter!

Never Met a Maintenance Manager that had Enough People

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 by Shon Isenhour

Of all the sites I have been in all over the world, I have never met a maintenance manager who said to me “You know Shon I just have too many people.” In fact most ask me how they should go about bringing more into their fiefdom. It usually sounds a bit like this: “I need to hire planners, supervisors and a few more crafts in order to improve my reliability. If I could get support for more I...

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...

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