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Typical problems in Managing Maintenance and What it Takes to Correct Them

Presenter: James Reyes-Picknell
Managing Consultant, Conscious Asset
Description:
Managing maintenance in challenging economic times, with lean staffing, never enough budget and constant pressure to produce more is no small challenge. Some rise to the challenge using the "Uptime Pyramid of Excellence", others try but fail. Why do they fail? Years of implementing "Uptime" and its inter-dependent activities, have taught a lot of lessons. What works, and more importantly, what doesn't. For large scale transformations - the improvements that lead to big cost savings and increases in capacity, there's one over-arching factor that matters most in making the changes. Learn about the problems that most will encounter, the reasons behind those problems, and the one factor that makes a world of difference in implementing the changes, from the guy who wrote the book and has helped many achieve superior performance gains.
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.


Are you a barrier to improvement?

Presenter: James Reyes-Picknell
Managing Consultant, Conscious Asset
Description:
Making improvements "stick" in maintenance and reliability has always been challenging. Even with exceptional business cases, and demand from the shop floor, changes meet with resistance, often at the middle management levels - superintendents and managers. Even when dedicated to doing their best for their companies, people can unwittingly become barriers to change. Once they realize what they are doing, or not, they often open up to the changes and become supportive, but their biggest hurdle is often to admitting to themselves that they have been a part of the problem. Behind all this is one simple concept - we don't know what we don't know. This presentation is based on nearly 30 years of helping companies make improvements. It will describe several of the various forms of resistance that are encountered and why. Knowing that, we can reflect on ourselves and perhaps begin to see ways in which we can become more effective.
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.