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The Importance of Communication

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Original date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Abstract: 
If you are working in maintenance, reliability, or asset management, but not involved in ‘pulling wrenches’, then communication is a significant part of doing your job effectively. And even if you are pulling wrenches, communication still is important to your work.
BoK Content Source: 
Practitioner Produced
BoK Content Type: 
Article / Newsletter
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.00 Lifecycle Delivery General, 5.00 Organization and People General, 5.04 Organizational Culture, 5.05 Competence Management
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
01 Business & Organization Context, 1.1 Requirements & Expectations, 1.2 Enablers & Constraints, 07 Human Resource Management, 7.1 Education, Training & Development, 7.2 Skills & Qualification Mgmt, 10 Continuous Improvement, 10.0 Continuous Improvement General
Author Employer: 
Asset Management Solutions
Author Bio: 

Leonard G. Middleton is an experienced professional with many years of broad professional experience, in Canada, the US, and internationally, He has worked in a number of different roles related to maintenance, reliability, and asset management, program and project management, contracts management, outsourcing, and engineering, in industry and in his consulting roles.

His experience in asset intensive industries has reinforced his perspective on the importance of the physical assets on the operational cost structure, and with that the need to get the assets appropriate to the organizational objectives through projects, and then operating and maintaining them effectively.

Leonard has an undergraduate engineering degree (B.A.Sc.), a graduate business degree (MBA), and holds professional designations in engineering (P.Eng.), project management (PMP), and in Maintenance, Reliability, and Asset Management (CMRP, MMP, CAMA), and is an RCM Practitioner.

Leonard is a long-time member of PEMAC, having served on the national Board of Directors for several terms. He is an instructor in both the MMP and AMP programs and is a subject matter expert responsible for the content of two MMP modules