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Elements of Successful Shutdown Management

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Original date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012

ARTICLE:  A shutdown is a major task that has significant business impact. Shutdowns are expensive because they are labour and material intensive and because they take production capacity off-line. It is imperative in today's highly competitive business environment that they are carried out quickly and effectively to minimize business impacts.

BoK Content Source: 
Practitioner Produced
BoK Content Type: 
White Paper
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.05 Maintenance Delivery, 3.09 Shutdown & Outage Management
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
06 Work Management, 6.1 Work Identification, 6.3 Work Scheduling & Coordination, 6.7 Shutdowns & Turnarounds
Author Employer: 
Clearpass Inc.
Author Bio: 

Alan has over 45 years of experience, initially as a Tradesman and Supervisor, and for the past 25 years as an asset management consultant in many different industries. 

Alan is a lifetime member of the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC).  He is a founding member of the Alberta PEMAC chapter, was Vice President and later President of the Alberta chapter.  He sat on the PEMAC national board of directors for 12 years and served as the Vice President of the organization for three years. He is still active with PEMAC as the Chair of the Body of Knowledge committee.

Alan has been an instructor in the PEMAC Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) certification program since 2004 when the program was first offered in Alberta and he currently instructs at several colleges in Alberta and Saskatchewan.