Workshops

Attendees at the 2019 Phoenix Symposium may participate in workshops on Thursday, June 27. The cost to attend each workshop is $200 when purchased before the Symposium and $250 when purchased on-site. All workshops are listed below. Capacity is limited; workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, June 27: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Essential Leadership Roles, Attributes and Skills

Tom Moriarty, CMRP, Alidade Maintenance & Hank Kocevar, CMRP, Guardian Technical Services
Audience Level: Intermediate 

There are essential roles, attributes and skills that every leader should know. Leadership roles refer to the category or activity a leader is engaged with during the workday. Different leadership levels should be allocating time to the roles appropriate to their position. Leadership attributes are the characteristics of a productive leader, which help leaders focus on the right behaviors. Essential leadership skills include time management, communication, empowerment, feedback and conflict resolution. In this workshop, you will learn about each of these essential aspects of leadership and how they support the organization. You will also be provided with a Team Effectiveness Survey tool to help you pinpoint areas where you can improve your interactions with team members.

Checklist Manifesto for Maintenance

James Kovacevic, CMRP, Eruditio, LLC
Audience Level: Intermediate 

Is safety a concern for your organization? What about reliability? How is it that aviation is able to ensure such safe operations? Yes, they have trained pilots with lots of experience, but that alone is not enough. Doctors are well trained, and so are skilled trades peoples, yet mistakes are common in both industries. So how do we overcome these mistakes? The Checklist Manifesto is a book on how checklists have and can make significant differences in the aviation, medical and construction fields. Why not learn from these industries and apply some of the same methodology to our maintenance programs? Developing a checklist is not as simple as throwing a bunch of steps on a piece of paper and handing it to a skilled staff. The checklist has to address the right issues, be simple and overcome the stigma checklists have with skilled trades people. 

Enhance Reliability, Uptime and Productivity through Safety and Maintenance Best Practices

Bhanu Srilla, CMRP & Andy Zimmerman, Grace Engineered Products, Inc.
Audience Level: Beginner

Facility operators and maintenance managers have difficulty in justifying the return on investment when it comes to making improvements to electrical maintenance and safety programs. This workshop will include the details of electrical safety and maintenance best practices as outlined in NFPA 70E and 70B standards for various types of electro-mechanical equipment and its impact on the bottom-line. Topics of discussion will include definitions and details of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), differences between mechanical and electrical LOTO, creating an electrically safe work condition, limits of approach, arc flash hazards and labels requirements, risk control hierarchy and their limitations, selection and use of PPE and the importance of human performance factors in maintenance and safety related work.

Oil, Fuel, and Coolant Analysis – How Each Can Dramatically Extend Equipment Life

Michael Holloway, ALS Global
Audience Level: Intermediate

Every piece of equipment has a heartbeat, blood stream, temperature and so on. Understanding the overall health and well-being of your equipment can improve your profitability and provide a competitive edge. The analysis of oil, coolant and fuel are methods being used by forward thinking companies that are focused on getting the most out of their equipment and productivity. This presentation explains the latest tools and techniques used for these practices. Whether you are looking to extend change intervals, track down the root cause for equipment breakdowns, or to use for on-going diagnostics, the practice will help drive down costs and keep the assets on the road.


Thursday, June 27: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Reliability Centered Asset Management

Richard Overman, CMRP, Core Principles, LLC
Audience Level: Intermediate

Managing assets and managing them well can be, and often is, two different things. The asset management industry has experienced growth due to automated technology, the internet of things (IoT) and computer capability. Users now have the ability to know the condition of their assets with more precision, but is more precision necessarily a better thing? Knowing the asset condition more precisely does not necessarily mean the asset is better managed. A better-monitored asset that is not substantially contributing to the function of the organization does not help the organization. Hence, the challenge is to effectively use current and future asset management technologies. This means the asset management paradigm must change from thinking about machines to thinking about functions.

How to Reduce Your Inventory Value and Manage the Associated Risks

HP Slater, CMRP, Emerson
Audience Level: Intermediate

Many of us have or may face the challenge of reducing the inventory value or controlling growth in our maintenance and operations support storerooms. There are many paths to accomplishing this requirement -- some are good, some are bad and some are bad for everyone in the long term. However, there are proven ways to accomplish this goal and manage the risk that having inventory was meant to reduce.

Shutdown: How to Count on Your Countdown Schedule to Prep and Manage Your Shutdown?

Owe Forsberg, IDCON INC.
Audience Level: Intermediate

The objective of this workshop is to improve outage management and execution through application of the Shutdown Optimization Process best practices. Typical savings from implementing improved practices can reach up to 30% reduced downtime and up to 20% reduced shutdown spending. The process uses a six-step approach to optimize shutdown execution. The key to successful management of the shutdown process is to develop a countdown schedule with milestones. Participants will be challenged to build their own countdown schedule in the workshop.

Application & Realization of the Benefits of Spares Inventory Management & Optimization

Karanvir Doad, CMRP & Chukwuemeka Ihekwoaba, CMRP, SKF Canada Ltd.
Audience Level: Intermediate

Cost reduction is becoming a common initiative for many industries. Spares inventory constitutes a major controllable cost for asset-intensive enterprises. We will explore the key elements of the Spares Inventory Management and Optimization (SIMO) process. This consists of a systematic approach to rationalize spares requirements in order to minimize stock-outs, reduce inventory costs and maintain production availability. Case studies from green- and brown-field plants will be presented to highlight the benefits of applying the SIMO process. From the case studies, we will see that cost savings realized from optimized inventory levels can be millions of dollars per year. Attendees will understand how to measure their organization’s current inventory management maturity level in comparison to industry benchmarks. In addition, attendees will learn how to apply the SIMO process to achieve benefits that will be realized by many different departments.

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