2022 Denver Symposium Detailed Schedule

Wednesday, May 4

‘We’ Before ‘Me’: Leading a People-First Values-based Culture in the Modern Workplace 

Time:
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Track:
Keynote Speaker

Room Location:
Grand Mesa DEF

Speaker:
Dan Dye
President/CEO, Ardent Mills

In an ever-changing workplace, there is always one core constant – people. Mission critical to all business functions, results, and successes, people must be prioritized and put first. The pandemic has magnified this reality even further. Kicking off the SMRP Denver Symposium is Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company that’s driving emerging nutrition and innovation across plant-based ingredients. Dye will explore how a people-first values-based culture, compounded by the ‘9 L’s’ needed for true breakthrough, serves as the foundation of the business – and how you can infuse key learnings into your own leadership and operations.

Digital Transformation: A Practical View from a Maintenance Perspective

Time:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Track:
Technology

Room Location:
Chasm Creek

Speakers:
Greg Folts, CMRP
President/CEO, Marshall Institute

Dave Frye, CRL, CMRP, SSGB, CCIP
Senior Reliability Advisor UpT Reliability Solutions

Digital Transformation: A Practical View from a Maintenance Perspective- Participants will learn: what is the digital transformation? How will it affect maintenance? What are some predictions? What are some practical impacts we are likely to see on the shop floor? We will explore these questions and discuss various view points and walk though a practical example to help participants relate the technology to the current state.

Are You Driving Poor Performance with Your Work Management Process?

Time:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Track:
Work Management

Room Location:
Grand Mesa A

Speaker:
Shon Isenhour, CMRP
Partner, Eruditio

Are You Driving Poor Performance with Your Work Management Process?

Sometime it seems that companies are in a race to the bottom when it comes to work management. In this session we will look at five areas that fuel poor performance. These five lead to gross inefficiencies that increase maintenance cost, increase safety risk, and increase downtime. While discovering each one, we will talk about specific examples and what we can do to turn them around. This will not be a session that just focuses on what you wish you could do if you lived in a perfect world. We will discuss interim steps to get you started now and then the longer term expectations of the future.

If you suffer from poor processes, busted backlog, pathetic plans, sloppy schedule or a sorry storeroom then come join us for what others are doing to turn around their performance.

Major Challenges Facing Industrial Facilities

Time:

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Track:
Business Management

Room Location:
Grand Mesa C

Speaker:
Alan Ross, CMRP and Traci Hopkins
Publisher & Technical Editor, APC MEDIA

Industrial and commercial organizations are facing more challenges to their ‎Electric Power Reliability (EPR) today than ever before, with solutions that are ‎complex, and in many cases much less costly than the alternative: Unplanned ‎outages. The presenters will address each of these challenges with practical ‎solutions using examples of “better practices” being implemented by Practitioner ‎Members of EPRA.‎

3 Common Leadership Challenges and Their Solutions

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Organization & Leadership

Room Location:
Chasm Creek

Speaker:
Thomas Moriarty, PE, CMRP, ARP-A/E/L



Three common problems that managers and supervisors face include ‘putting ‎down the tools’, correcting people who used to be peers and helping their team ‎members develop. Putting down the tools means to stop doing work at your ‎previous level. It allows the leader to work on the right things, while trusting ‎their team to perform. Correcting people that used to be peers is essential to a ‎leader’s ability to get things accomplished by staying aligned with policies, ‎processes and procedures. Properly guiding behaviors ensures the team executes ‎assigned roles and responsibilities. Helping others develop ensures a pipeline of ‎leaders and tradespersons. It requires the leader to know their team members ‎and to provide opportunities for them to learn and grow. This presentation ‎provides some insight into how to effectively deal with these issues.‎

Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management - Creating the Reliability Culture

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Organization & Leadership

Room Location:
Grand Mesa A

Speaker:
Christer Idhammar
Founder, IDCON, INC.

Leadership, Processes and People will, or will not, achieve great reliability ‎performance. What the concepts and beliefs are in great organizations. Do they ‎focus on people and the technology they are ready for? Do they keep things ‎simple? How do they sustain, and continuously improve great performance? The ‎presenter has worked six decades in maintenance organizations in 52 countries, ‎based on his experiences he knows what work and what mistakes many do.‎

In Pursuit of Lifecycle Greatness - Using Reliability to Enhance Asset ‎Management

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Work Management

Room Location:
Grand Mesa C

Speaker:
Steve Rogowski
Senior Asset Management and Operations Consultant, HDR

Asset Management Programs often focus on new technology and capital ‎programs to achieve the program goals of targeted level of service at favorable ‎lifecycle costs. This paper will provide insight to reliability tools and metrics that ‎can be used to provide a more holistic approach of considering facility operations ‎in an asset management lifecycle analysis for biosolids dewatering and secondary ‎aeration unit processes. Outcomes from this approach include better utilization ‎of existing assets to improve product quality and production; better facility ‎availability through coordination of maintenance, operation, and construction ‎activities; enhanced level of service (such as improved water quality) from ‎existing assets; and optimized redundancy resulting in “right-sized” facilities.‎

Equipment Anchor Bolts

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Equipment Reliability

Room Location:
Grand Mesa C

Speaker:
Ahren Lehner
Applications Engineer, Techmar

There are several considerations to properly design and install rotating or critical equipment systems with the goal of optimizing operating reliability. This reliability is based on an entire system. One important and often over looked part of that system is anchor bolts. This technical session provides an overview into different design considerations and installation best practices for achieving optimum performance from anchor bolts.

Motion Amplification Case Studies from the Field

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Business Management

Room Location:
Grand Mesa A

Speaker:
Judd Jones
Reliability Manager, Industrial Electric Machinery (IEM)

Imagine, instead of measuring or feeling even the most minute vibration, you can see it. It is now possible with Motion Amplification. Motion Amplification is a video-processing product package that detects subtle motion and amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye. Every pixel becomes a sensor creating millions of data points in an instant.

Performing an RCM and Capturing Logistics Data Using the GEIA -0007-B Standard

Time:
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track:
Work Management

Room Location:
Grand Mesa A

Speakers:
Hank Kocevar, CMRP 
Consultant, Guardian Technical Services

Vijay Chachra

This presentation will identify the minimum data elements needed to populate key fields in the GEIA-0007-B RCM data tables. It will expose the audience to the use of the GEIA standard for capturing asset lifecycle product support data. The difficulties and benefits experienced using the tables and available software packages to conduct the RCM analysis will be explored. The presentation will explain the importance of data element selection in meeting customer requirements. The relationship of the RCM analysis with other logistics product support documentation will be outlined. The RCM as a foundation for identifying the resources from parts, tools, personnel and training will be explained as well as the data tables they populate. The information relayed will be based on the experiences of an analysis team working on a large acquisition project.

Practical Application of Digital Twins

Time:
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track:
Technology

Room Location:
Chasm Creek

Speaker:
Chris DeFalco, CMRP
Principal, Itus Digital

According to a Gartner 2018 report, we have reached the peak of the hype cycle of Digital Twins. In other words, we have experienced the peak of inflated expectations and marketing wizardry. So, let’s “get real” with Digital Twins. This presentation will explore a practical approach to Digital Twins as applied to industrial assets aligned to the P-F curve to mitigate the risk of failure. This approach leverages your existing technology and infrastructure to provide practical Digital Twins to cover the risk of asset failure. The concept is straightforward, and you can start today and grow into more advanced models in the future.


Panel Session: Skilled Trade Recruiting/Retention/Development

Time:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Track:
Panel Discussion

Room Location:
Grand Mesa DEF

Speaker:
Anna Townshend, Dave Reynolds, and Jason Bolte

The panelist will share information on what has been successful and what has not in regards to skilled trades in the currently limited supply market.

Thursday, May 5

Tapping the Most Valuable Source of Additional Capacity

Time:
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Track:
Equipment & Process Reliability

Room Location:
Chasm Creek

Speaker:
David Brown, CMRP, PE
President, MxStrategies

When a business projects growth for a profitable product line, engineering ‎reviews options for additional capacity, selects “the best” and commits to a ‎timeline. This then goes through a defined capital planning & execution process. ‎This capital process has high visibility to the business owners. The project is ‎subjected to an established financial analysis that the business has some measure ‎of faith in. The capital process has a proven track record. Although the results ‎are not always good, there are systems to manage both successes and ‎shortcomings.

In other words, there is a process that has visibility up to business executives ‎which provides the means to ensure progress and set course corrections.‎
But most capacity strategies do not sufficiently consider ‘hidden plant’ ‎opportunities. Why is this? The ‘hidden plant’ is additional capacity can be made ‎available by solving process reliability problems (operational and equipment). ‎These can often deliver 15 – 30% additional capacity from the existing process. ‎And production provided through the ‘hidden plant’ is substantially more ‎profitable than from expansion capital!‎

The reason process reliability is not embedded in capacity strategy is because ‎most businesses don’t have the measures, organization and practices in place ‎that can give business executives confidence. They need confidence that the ‎opportunity is real, that the organization can deliver the results, and that ‎progress will be visible and that they can exercise course corrections to ensure ‎timely success.‎

The problems start with inconsistencies in measures across the organization and ‎a lack of robustness in the numbers when viewed across time (as maximum ‎demonstrated rate changes are made). Then, measured potential improvements ‎are often at the equipment level, and don’t accurately reflect business ‎‎(production line capacity) impact. Resources for driving improvement are often ‎pulled into responding to crises, distracting from proactive improvement, and ‎many organizations lack well-established work processes to ensure opportunities ‎are identified and harvested. ‎

Manufacturing executives often cannot see that proposed process reliability ‎improvements are backed by data showing they will in aggregate deliver what is ‎needed. This leads to a “work harder / do better” mentality and an unsustainable ‎over-reliance on champion driven results. ‎
In this presentation we will explore how an organization may elevate process ‎reliability up to the manufacturing and business executive level, into the forefront ‎of capacity strategy, where it rightfully belongs!‎

Great Safety is Great Business

Time:
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Track:
Manufacturing Process

Room Location:
Grand Mesa C

Speaker:
Mark Bowling
Senior Business Development Manager – SW United States

Predictive and safe reliability strategies achieve great safety and great safety is great business. Today’s electrical distribution assets are more complex and require a different approach to maintenance. Technology is available today to support data-driven, reliable, and safe condition-based monitoring of these assets enabling companies to recognize safe, effective, and profitable outcomes.



Enough is Enough, Maintenance and Reliability Hiring Leaders!

Time:
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Track:
Business Management

Room Location:
Grand Mesa A

Speaker:
Joel Crawford
Sales Officer, I-care Reliability Inc. (I-Care Group)

This session is going to outline challenges that all organizations are seeing in the ‎market in regards to hiring, and review remedies on how a changed approach ‎will shift results towards achieving hiring goals. The professional community of ‎many Maintenance and Reliability hiring managers across industries need a reset ‎because of not only the current available candidate pool, but also the ‎expectations these candidates now have while seeking employment. Retaining ‎talent is hitting all-time lows for many organizations, and the root cause of this ‎can be tied back to the expectations of M/R leaders.‎
We are going to discuss 3 immediate subject items all organizations can do now ‎to ensure better results, and to start that cultural journey towards better ‎attracting and retaining available candidates.‎
As in the first steps of building the proper approach to “Best Practices” on how ‎maintenance work should be done, these activities are also cultural in nature. ‎This is often the hardest part for leadership and work teams, and when bringing ‎in two groups with different overall responsibilities (HR and M/R) it can be more ‎of a challenging road to creating the right state of mind to change hiring results. ‎
1. HR and M/R Hiring Managers alignment on how to approach the market. ‎Creating the right candidate experience will drive to more “word of mouth” ‎referrals if it is positive and we still know this is still the most productive way to ‎find talent (Gallup 2018). We will review activity items, discussions, and ‎activities that can be done to ensure team alignment between HR and M/R ‎leaders occur, so that right “first impression” is made with available candidates ‎seeking opportunities. ‎
‎2.‎ “Old Guard” hiring requirements. What are signs that this occurring in ‎your organization. We will discuss what these usual trends and behaviors are, ‎and also how to address and correct these items so it does not add longer ‎period of times of trying to find the “ideal candidate” (Average time to fill a ‎technical position in the US is now over 120 days, Manpower Group 2018)‎
‎3.‎ It is easy to give up efforts. What is the common theme on why a lot of ‎companies are giving up even trying to secure new talent? There are many ‎factors that can be outlined on why this happens. We are going to discuss ‎strategies on how to addresses these “excuses”, and how to turn them around ‎towards the right activities.‎

Motion Amplification Introduction and Recent Features

Time:
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Track:
Equipment & Process Reliability

Room Location:
Chasm Creek

Speaker:
Brett Benoit
West Region Sales Manager, RDI Technologies Inc.


The Digital Roadmap for Maintenance and Reliability

Time:
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Track:
Technology

Room Location:
Grand Mesa A

Speaker:
Paul Casto, CMRP
APM Industry Principal, Gray Matter Systems

The digital transformation journey begins with the development of an overall strategy and the creation of a digital roadmap. Digital transformation integrates many different businesses and functions across the enterprise in order to turn data into actionable information. The digital roadmap is a comprehensive and flexible plan that aligns the organization’s business goals with the functional strategies of the organization. The end result is leveraging technology to transform the maintenance and reliability work practices to create value.

Optimizing and Digitizing Asset Reliability Strategies to Minimize Cost & Maximize Performance

Track:
Work Management

Time:
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Room Location:
Grand Mesa C

Speaker:
Chris Harrington, CMRP
Principal Solution Engineer, Bently Nevada ARMS Reliability

Asset-intensive organizations have invested in resources, processes, and systems at scale to deliver reliability-driven asset performance to manage risk, cost, and performance to scale. Yet, managing this successfully over time remains a challenge. It’s easy to fall into a cycle of reactive maintenance, use suboptimal, outdated, or inconsistent maintenance strategies which produce subpar results.

This presentation introduces Asset Strategy Management (ASM), a transformative digital process that allows us to manage asset reliability strategy over time. ASM ensures that optimal strategies are tied to every asset and in alignment with the business goals of the organization to continuously deliver the optimal balance of cost, risk, and performance.

Closing Keynote

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Keynote Speaker

Room Location:
Grand Mesa DEF

Speaker:
Dr. Christian Roberts
Principal, Infrastructure and Projects Advisory KPMG LLP and President, the Institute of Asset Management.


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