Plant Services On-Demand Webinars: Maintenance


Join Plant Services editors and industry experts as we engage in lively discussions about hot topics challenging today's manufacturing plant. Each of these on-demand webinars will inform and educate. Be sure to register for the 2018 Plant Services Plant Maintenance and Reliability Strategies Webinar Series.

Best Practices for Data-Driven Manufacturing Maintenance
Presenter(s): Paul Lachance
Getting your maintenance team to excellence is a process that involves a variety of best practices. A great place to start is discussing which metrics are the most important for your organization – but that’s just the first step. You need to follow up your objectives with tracking and measuring data while making sure that your goals follow industry best practices. It may sound like a lot of work, but with a few guiding principles it’s easier than you think.

How Can You Improve Reliability Overnight?
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
The biggest challenge to improving reliability is that the majority of people don't understand what reliability improvement is all about. If people understood how the business benefits, how they personally benefit, and the simple ways that we can monitor and improve equipment condition, then they would change their current practices and attitudes. Knowledge breaks down all the barriers and creates belief and desire for change - and a desire to participate in the process.

Setting up a Condition Monitoring Program is Easy, Right? So Why do so Many Fail?
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
In our 30+ years of experience, we have seen the same mistakes made over and over. People buy the technology, use it on what seems to be the right equipment, have some success (with the low hanging fruit) and then the program stagnates. The result? Management is not happy. Maintenance and operations are not happy. And you are not happy when equipment fails and the program gets wound up. What can you do about it?

A Reliability Road Map With A Difference
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
This webinar will briefly explain why so many programs fail and will then present a road map for success. Every successful program has a few common traits, and every failed program lacks those traits. Our road map lays out every step, one after the other, so that you build a foundation and get your maintenance program under control and then can add reliability improvement building blocks.

Go Beyond OEE with Real-Time Performance Management
Presenter(s): Corey Vodvarka
This webinar gives you the insights you need to understand what’s limiting your factory’s performance, and the tools you need to improve your operation. You'll learn how to improve response time to performance issues on the line, establish Lean principles related to OEE and performance, and set up and configure more efficient systems without costly capital investment.

Achieving Lowest Cost of Ownership in Maintenance
Presenter(s): Greg Garrison
Equipment failure is an unwelcome but unavoidable reality that negatively affects a facility’s production time, capability, and workplace safety. If you had the chance to identify and remedy the most out-of-control maintenance costs while reducing your team's reactive workload, would you do it?  In this webinar, we will explain how a combination of consultation, training, and implementation can help your plant teams achieve a cost saving solutions process.

Five Ways to Break out of the Reactive Cycle of Doom
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
You are probably well aware of the benefits of reliability. All those proactive tasks, condition monitoring tests, and all the other essential elements of a reliability program seem like very good ideas. But there is one very big roadblock: breaking out of the reactive maintenance “emergencies” that pop up every day. When is there time to fix tomorrow’s problems, when it is almost impossible to keep up with today’s problems?  Well, there is a way to break out of this nasty cycle and we will explain how to do it in this presentation.

Manufacturing Basics: How Maintenance Drives the Business
Presenter(s): Joe Anderson
There is an awareness gap between management and maintenance that can result from two factors: (1) management may have limited or no knowledge of the maintenance function and its ability to contribute to the manufacturing process; and (2) maintenance personnel, managers included, can have a limited understanding of the business side of manufacturing. The result is that management and maintenance often are unsure how they together contribute to the company's success. This webinar examines what can cause this awareness gap, and suggests ways to overcome it.

Developing a Reliability Culture with Bottom-up Drive
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
Reliability improvement can mean great financial and personal rewards, but you won't be successful if the plant-floor operators and tradespeople are not fully engaged. You have two choices: Accept indifference (and resistance) and therefore failure, or foster enthusiasm and drive and therefore success. In this webinar, we'll explain how successful organizations have engaged the plant floor and achieved bottom-up drive -- and sustained that drive for the long-term.

Why the Asset Criticality Ranking is Essential to Your Program (and How to Develop it)
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
It's essential that a reliability improvement program begin with the development of an asset criticality ranking that everyone (maintenance, production, EHS, quality and other stakeholders) agrees to. The criticality ranking will be used to determine the maintenance and reliability strategy, maintenance/work-order priorities, spares management, resource allocation, and more. But getting to full agreement on the ranking is challenging. In this webinar, learn how to develop an effective ranking and make consensus happen.

Five Essential Elements of a Successful Reliability Initiative
Presenter(s): Jason Tranter
If you can improve reliability in a cost-effective manner, your organization will reap many rewards. Downtime will be reduced; plant capacity will increase; the number of safety and environmental incidents will fall; and staff morale will rise. But how do you do it? Many organizations focus in just one area – typically, the maintenance department. But that is not enough. Condition monitoring is great, but it doesn't suffice. In this webinar, we'll focus on the five essential elements of a successful reliability improvement initiative. If you get all five right, you will reap the rewards.

How Effective Is Your STO Strategy?
Presenter(s): Steve Carr, Joel Levitt
Shutdowns, turnarounds and outages are complex, high-cost undertakings that have impacts across the entire business, from shareholders and board members to front-line maintenance workers. When not well-planned and managed, STOs can create safety risks, unplanned downtime, and cost overruns, resulting in reduced profitability if the organization is not able to return on schedule to full operating capacity.

Contracted MRO Service
Presenter(s): Andy Gager, Joe Van Dyke
Maintenance is a team sport. And sometimes that means bringing in free agents to help with tasks that aren't core competencies. When an organization considers contracting MRO services, the level of service should be consistent with the rest of the organization. This webinar explores the pros and cons of outsourcing.