As we approach the weekend, I am looking forward to attending Doble’s 2013 Life of a Transformer Seminar. I’m excited about the opportunity to engage with other Asset Management minded folks who are interested in exploring ways to improve their current maintenance and reliability strategies. Not to mention, I’m excited about the venue and a chance to seek out warmer weather! If you’re in the area, look me up as I would be interested in your thoughts.
I am honored to have been asked to present at this years seminar and plan to share my thoughts on the best ways in which to obtain buy-in and support for maintenance and reliability efforts. I know that M&R programs and initiatives can be difficult to obtain attention and financial support from senior and executive level management. Often times, the difficulties are seldom due to the lack of perceived value but rather due to the lack of direction and ability to quickly impact return on investment and increased equipment reliability. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing and working with a number of different maintenance departments who have monetized failures and losses and advised their leadership teams on how to make investment decisions in a way that continually results in celebrated successes. Through these experiences, I have not only learned a great deal about what works, but I have also struggled with what doesn’t work.
I’ve got to tell you, I absolutely love the opportunity to share concepts, tools, and methods utilized to show how capital investment decisions impact a companies overall returns, including cost reductions from improved labor utilization, materials costs, energy usage and OEE improvements.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Deming. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your thoughts on the topic as I would enjoy your perspective.