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The Lies Reliability & Maintenance Professionals Tell

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

<p>The tenets of reliability can be fun and messy. In this workshop, we&rsquo;ll help you better understand these concepts and where the confusion creeps in. This session will be great for those studying for an exam or for those who want to geek out. You&rsquo;ll leave with new knowledge, interesting facts, and explainable models that you can take back to your facility. We&rsquo;ll look at turbo implementations; the criticality of criticality (both of them); the P-F interval; the funky failure curves of RCM; why root cause analysis is a lie; and why predictive tools can&rsquo;t predict. Bring your own confusions and a willingness to participate in the dialogue as we break each of these down and toss out a few lies.</p>

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MainTrain 2018
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
3.00 Lifecycle Delivery General, 3.06 Reliability Engineering, 6.00 Risk and Review General, 6.01 Risk Assessment & Management, 6.05 Assets Performance & Health Monitoring
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
04 Tools and Tactics, 4.8 Predictive Maint. Techniques, 05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.0 Maintenance and Reliability Eng General, 7.0 Human Resource Mgmt General, 7.2 Education, Training & Development, 10.0 Continuous Improvement General, 10.5 Asset Reliability Improvements
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<p>Shon Isenhour specializes in business process management, adult education, strategic planning, organizational change management, leadership, and reliability engineering and has lead improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, paper, and power generation, among others. Shon has spoken at numerous professional conferences on these topics in the U.S., as well as Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He is an engineering graduate of North Carolina State University and has become an expert in the implementation of holistic reliability solutions using tools such as TPM, RCM, and RCA, as well as Six Sigma and Lean to drive significant bottom line results. Shon is currently serving as the past chairman of the National Board and past Director of Education for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and is a past committee vice- chairman in the area of benchmarking. Shon also serves on the boards of other global asset management organizations, including GFMAM and WPIAM. Shon is a CMRP and a CAMA, and he has been certified by Prosci and Colorado State University as a Change Management Professional. Shon is a Plant Engineering Future 30 honouree and a 2011 and 2014 USA Science &amp; Engineering Festival Nifty Fifty speaker, as well as a recipient of Solutions magazine Best Article Award. Shon currently writes and manages one of the most visited industry-specific blog,, which is viewed monthly by more than 4,000 visitors and contains more than 200 posts on topics ranging from manufacturing to leadership, reliability, and education.</p>