Reliability Confessions of the Not Quite Best Practice

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 by Shon Isenhour

You have secrets. Secrets that have robbed the reliability from your facility and its assets. Sometimes it just makes you feel better if you confess your secrets publicly. Maybe you should let a few of your secrets go today, and bask in the relief that follows. Today, you have that chance using the anonymous post feature in the comments section below.  But first let me share a few secrets I...

iBL Graduate of the Month

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner


This month's Graduate of the Month goes to Whitney Hurlbut! Whitney is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently living in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan working as a Reliability Engineer for The Mosaic Company. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During her time there she was fortunate enough to work briefly in a variety of industries including open pit...

iBL Graduate of the Month

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Matthew Parker came into the Maintenance and Reliability Engineering iBL curriculum with an interesting background. While in college, he took advantage of three internships including a manufacturing role with Altec Industries, a design engineering role with Cummins Filtration, and a maintenance role with Kruger Products.

iBL Graduate of the month

Monday, 23 November 2015 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Rick Clonan: Blended Learning Graduate of the Month

Rick Clonan is our newest graduate from the New iBL Planning and Scheduling curriculum. We debuted this revolutionary way to train planners and schedulers in July of this year to follow the incredibly successful Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Managers curriculum. Rick along with his other teammates work through the 6 month...

Luck is not Leadership

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

A plan beats luck everyday! You will want to evaluate and mitigate risk for the day and beyond. Here are 3 points to consider instead of your luck this Friday the 13th:If you are looking to be an effective leader you should always be looking at the risk to your tribe. What should be happening? What might prevent that from happening? What can you do to mitigate or eliminate that potential issues...

Back To The Future...But Stuck In The Past

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 by Jon Bailey

Click here to see an inspiring message from Doc Brown himself: The future has finally arrived Here are some thoughts on the matter from our lead coach Brandon Weil:

Eruditio Becomes an Approved Provider for SMRP

Thursday, 01 October 2015 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Eruditio has officially been recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as an Approved Provider with their Blended Learning curriculum.

Eruditio’s eStudios takes Home a Telly Award!

Monday, 21 September 2015 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Eruditio’s video production company, eStudios, takes home the prestigious Bronze Telly Award for best use of humor in “Nothing Infomercial”.

Eruditio Announces Strategic Hire of Allen Canaday!

Friday, 11 September 2015 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Mt. Pleasant, SC September 2, 2015-- Allen has over 35 years of experience in maintenance and reliability in the primary metals industry, from an apprentice industrial electrician, planning and scheduling manager, to maintenance general supervisor in a plant that has a well-documented and very effective “proactive” maintenance organization. In 2007 Mt. Holly was selected as the winner of the...

3 Steps to Turn OEE into a Financial Indicator

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by Jon Bailey

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is undoubtedly one of the best indicators of process reliability, but many struggle to connect OEE to the bottom line. How much of an OEE improvement is necessary? How aggressive does my reliability improvement program need to be? Turning OEE into a financial indicator helps us translate these questions into business decisions.