2022 Schedule

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What is Reliability Worth to Your Business?

Presenter: James Reyes-Picknell
Managing Consultant, Conscious Group Inc.
Description:
We know that reliability has value to your business, but many of us with technical backgrounds struggle to present a good business case to decision-makers. We are very often held back by budget constraints and we are not in a position to make decisions involving financial risk-taking. Most of us don't have a business background, nor do we speak "finance". It is a whole different language than maintenance and reliability, yet we all want the same things for our business. This presentation will give you some ideas on what you will need to determine in order to show what reliability is worth, and how to present that to decision-makers.
About the Presenter:

James Reyes-Picknell is an MMP instructor, PEMAC volunteer, and former board member. He is founder and president of Conscious Asset, and author of the bestseller Uptime — Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, several other books, and numerous magazine articles. His latest publication in April 2017, co-authored with Jesus Sifonte, is destined to change the RCM world for the better while showing how RCM is an integral aspect of asset management. James is a professional engineer, certified management consultant, and a thought leader in the fields of maintenance and asset reliability. He works with clients in asset-intensive industries such as resource extraction and processing, utilities, transportation, and manufacturing, where high reliability is a key to business success.


Uptime Improvement Tailoring

Presenter: James Reyes-Picknell
Managing Consultant, Conscious Group Inc.
Co-presenter:
Martha Myers
Owner/Operator
Description:
Performance improvement projects are tricky to get going and the bigger the change, the more tricky they get. They all begin by understanding your current state, envisioning a future improved state, justifying the effort and costs with a business case, and then planning how you will make it happen. One challenge to completely understanding your current state and what a future state could be, is a lack of understanding of "what good looks like". PEMAC's MMP program and various other sources on excellence in maintenance and reliability can help to paint that picture in your mind. Once you have that, you need to get your senior management on side with your ideas and get a plan in place. This workshop will: - provide a brief overview of the Uptime Pyramid of Excellence and its 10 topics, showing what good can look like, - walk you through exercises to determine your own "performance gap", - teach a simple method to develop improvement ideas for addressing the gaps, - show you how to develop priorities for that work as needed to close the gaps, - show how, and help you to develop your own business case for making the changes you've identified, - help you identify just who you will need to "pitch it" to, in order to get the needed support and funding, and - then show you how we do that with a group of managers and others on site with your company.
About the Presenter:

James Reyes-Picknell is an MMP instructor, PEMAC volunteer, and former board member. He is founder and president of Conscious Asset, and author of the bestseller Uptime — Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, several other books, and numerous magazine articles. His latest publication in April 2017, co-authored with Jesus Sifonte, is destined to change the RCM world for the better while showing how RCM is an integral aspect of asset management. James is a professional engineer, certified management consultant, and a thought leader in the fields of maintenance and asset reliability. He works with clients in asset-intensive industries such as resource extraction and processing, utilities, transportation, and manufacturing, where high reliability is a key to business success.

About the Co-presenter: Martha Myers graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1988. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the petrochemical, chemical, and energy industries, working in Alberta, New Brunswick, and B.C. Since 1997, she has focused on M&R processes, working in various roles to improve the value of physical assets and using strategies for excellence in maintenance management. She started her own consulting company, MaRTHA Myers Consulting Services. Recognizing that there were few opportunities in Nova Scotia for those who had also been bitten by the “reliability bug,” Martha spearheaded the newest PEMAC Chapter, where she serves as president. She received her Asset Management Professional certification in January 2020.

Why It Is So Difficult to Make Big Business Improvements in Reliability and Maintenance

Presenter: James Reyes-Picknell
Managing Consultant, Conscious Group Inc.
Description:
Business improvements require changes. In reliability and maintenance, some of the change factors are within our control, but many are not. If we stick with small changes, they can often happen but they often fail to achieve their full potential. Why? The short answer is that there are many factors we can’t control and usually we have limited influence. Some of those are related to people and are dealt with by “change management”, but others are related to how our businesses are structured and organized. If we want to make big changes we need to get past that! This presentation will give you something to think about and share with your senior management. If they want miracles from you, then they will need to make it possible!
About the Presenter:

James Reyes-Picknell is an MMP instructor, PEMAC volunteer, and former board member. He is founder and president of Conscious Asset, and author of the bestseller Uptime — Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, several other books, and numerous magazine articles. His latest publication in April 2017, co-authored with Jesus Sifonte, is destined to change the RCM world for the better while showing how RCM is an integral aspect of asset management. James is a professional engineer, certified management consultant, and a thought leader in the fields of maintenance and asset reliability. He works with clients in asset-intensive industries such as resource extraction and processing, utilities, transportation, and manufacturing, where high reliability is a key to business success.