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MainTrain 2022 Panel: MRO Supply Chain New Normal in a Post Pandemic World

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Original date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Join us for an opportunity to learn about what we must consider for asset management with new constraints to the supply chain. We will delve into shipping restrictions, budget changes and planning considerations. We will also touch on opportunities that have risen out of the learns from the past two years and moving forward with the risks in mind. 

BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2022
BoK Content Type: 
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
01 Strategy & Planning, 1.05 Asset Management Planning, 05 Organization & People, 5.01 Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.4 Critical Spares & Redundancy Analysis, 08 Material Resource Mgmt, 8.2 Inventory Management, 8.4 Spares Rebuild & Refurbishment
Author Title: 
CMMS - Asset Data Management
Author Employer: 
Regional Municipality of Durham
Author Bio: 

Erika Mazza, CMMS - Asset Data Management, Regional Municipality of Durham

Erika Mazza, Region Municipality of Durham Erika is a CMMS Specialist at Region Municipality of Durham. Erika has been developing PM programs and capturing asset data for Duffin Creek WPCP for the last 13 years. With a background on Industrial Maintenance Engineering, she takes a holistic approach of managing the CMMS beyond the requirements, identifying opportunities for improvement and optimizing maintenance strategies on her site.  

Marina Van Koughnett, Process Specialist, TransAlta

Marina Van Koughnett is responsible for TransAlta’s Process Safety Management Program and is one of the founding members of TransAlta’s Operational Integrity Program which combines practices from Asset Management, Process Safety, Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management to create an integrated operational Management System. As one of the programs leads and a current member of the governing organization, Marina’s focus is on the continuous improvement of the business via Operations Risk Management, Operations & Maintenance Practices, Competency Management, Business Planning & Target Setting and Process Safety.
Graduating from Queens University in Engineering in 2004, Marina started her career in TransAlta’s new graduate program. After completing the program Marina found a home in Major Maintenance for Gas and Hydro generation, ultimately progressing to the role of Manager Major Maintenance for Gas & Renewables before transitioning to the development of TransAlta’s Operational Management System.

Danaka Porter, Regional Managing Partner, Iota Consultants
Danaka obtained her Master of Engineering from MIT in systems and supply chain. She is a partner at iota consulting, a management consulting firm, where she consults in Supply Chain, Project Management, and Data Analytics in heavy manufacturing and technology. Danaka is also a sessional lecturer at the Dhillon School of Business, where she teaches Supply Chain and Project Management. She has written a supply chain textbook as she did not feel the current ones contained enough application of supply chain and focused too heavily on theory. The textbook is available for university students this fall. Her algorithm writing took her into the medical side; Danaka is a cofounder and the current COO of VitaNova Tech, a fertility company in the US. She wrote algorithms to better match surrogates and egg donors with intended parents. Oh Additionally, she is currently completing her PhD in Cardiology at the Cumming School of Medicine where she is using machine learning to help predict SCD (sudden cardiac death) by rewriting the algorithms that are currently being used to find certain markers.
Danaka sits on the Training and Education committee for the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada, where she educates other PhD’s, trainees, Doctors, and health care workers in implementing and using technology in cardiac care. She also sits on the board of motionball, a national fundraising committee dedicated to raising money for Special Olympics. She is also an animal foster parent for her local Humane Society, where she looks after a variety of animals.
Danaka routinely mentors high school and university students, helping them to find their passions, she is also an Educational Counselor with MIT where she works with admissions to find the best applicants that align with MIT’s mission. She is a certified coach and helps those she works with to achieve their goals and dreams.

Andrew Jordan, Managing Director, Xtivity Inc.
As Managing Director, Andrew leads Xtivity’s ( strategic and operational activities, focused on improving asset availability, in asset-intensive industries, through the effective management of inventory and the supporting MRO supply chain.
Prior to joining Xtivity, Andrew spent more than 20 years as a supply chain executive and practitioner in corporate roles at companies like Novartis and Diageo. And before to that in various consulting roles with Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Xtivity in 2014, Andrew ran a successful supply chain consulting practice.
Andrew has a proven track record in improving manufacturing and supply chain performance capabilities across diverse industries such as: Pharmaceutical, Mining, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pulp and Paper and Food & Beverage.
Xtivity, based in London, ON, provides technology driven solutions for the MRO supply chain, with more than 50 clients in 14 countries. Through our cloud-based software and consulting services, Xtivity helps asset-intensive companies increase equipment reliability, improve cashflow and increase operational efficiency. Xtivity is owned by Remsoft, Inc., ( another Canadian-based asset optimization company, delivering solutions to more than 150 global companies.