Pre-Conference Workshops

Continuous Improvement: How to Base Line Your Maintenance System to Dramatically Improve Productivity

Feb 3, 2015 2:00pm – 

Speakers

Kevin Erickson
Director, Alberta South, Productivity & Growth Services
Productivity Alberta

Processes and Tools to Make Planning and Scheduling Stick

Feb 3, 2015 6:00pm – 

Speakers

Lloyd “Tex” Leugner
President (Retired)
Maintenance Technology International

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
8:30
Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair
9:15
The Path to Reliability: Piecing the Puzzle Together to Create a Big-Picture, End-to-End Vision and Strategy
10:00
Getting the Most Out of Your CMMS/EAM: You Know the Tools, but How Do You Maximize Value?
10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Simple Tips to Optimize a PM Program
11:45
Developing a Roadmap for a Successful Condition Monitoring Program
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:30
Keynote Presentation: Maintenance Excellence – Did Anyone Bring the Map? But We’ve Always Done it this Way!
2:30
Practical Implementation of ISO 55000:2014 Asset Management
3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Root Cause Failure Analysis – The Ultimate Tool to Ensure You Don’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
4:00
Boosting Safety and Compliance in Your Maintenance Practices
4:45
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair, Day One Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, February 5, 2015

9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair
9:15
Lean Maintenance – Harnessing Capacity for Productivity that Already Exists in Your Current Department
10:00
Total Productive Maintenance: Engaging Your Workforce to Increase Productivity
10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Case Study: RCM in Action: Maintenance Effectiveness at TransAlta
11:40
Case Study: RCM in Action: Flange Management – Rolling out a Best Practice at Agrium
12:20
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Keynote Presentation: Lessons Learned During Ten Years of Sustained Reliability and Culture Change at Alcoa Warrick Smelter
2:15
Case Studies: The Protection and Life Extension of Aging Assets
2:45
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Roundtable Discussion: Reliability Theory vs. Execution – Is Optimal Reliability Possible?
4:00
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair, Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
8:30
Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair

Robert Arseneau
Corporate Reliability Specialist
Suncor Energy Inc.

9:15
The Path to Reliability: Piecing the Puzzle Together to Create a Big-Picture, End-to-End Vision and Strategy

Robert Arseneau
Corporate Reliability Specialist
Suncor Energy Inc.

  • Solidifying the value proposition: drawing the links between specific reliability practices and the big value prize at the end of the day
  • Understanding where your company falls in a maturity model: what level of competence do you need to achieve before moving onto the next level?
  • Leading ways to introduce reliability practices – what are the cultural impediments and how can you engage employees to
  • Developing a holistic competency model that is tied back to corporate strategy, performance and benchmarks
  • Ways to avoid silos pockets of expertise – ensuring that each component of your reliability strategy connects back to the big picture and adds value

MAINTENANCE PLANNING

10:00
Getting the Most Out of Your CMMS/EAM: You Know the Tools, but How Do You Maximize Value?

Abrar Ahmad
Manager, Business Process Integration
Suncor Energy Inc.

  • Who is responsible for entering data? How do you deal with data overload and ensure you are getting meaningful information?
  • Ensuring your CMMS is being used as a reliability-centered tool
  • Realizing the ROI of your CMMS – training employees to use applications to their full potential
  • Encouraging meticulous data input to ensure meaningful KPIs down the road

10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Simple Tips to Optimize a PM Program

Ricky Smith
Reliability Solutions Advisor
People and Processes, Inc.

  • Characteristics of an Effective PM Program
  • Leading and Lagging KPIs of an Effective PM Program
  • Evaluating and Optimizing PM Procedures
  • Simple Tips to Optimizing a PM Program

MOVING FROM REACTIVE TO PROACTIVE

11:45
Developing a Roadmap for a Successful Condition Monitoring Program

Dervon Parchment
Chief Reliability Officer
Sherritt International

  • Determining ways of establishing the existing condition
  • Detecting why a breakdown has occurred
  • Estimating how much useful life remains
  • Recognizing key risk factors that affect asset health and the likelihood of failure
  • Feeding condition information into your next inspection and maintenance actions

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:30
Keynote Presentation: Maintenance Excellence – Did Anyone Bring the Map? But We’ve Always Done it this Way!

Cliff Williams
Author & Corporate Maintenance Manager
ERCO Worldwide

  • Strategies to best demonstrate the benefits of your reliability program to all employees
  • Methods to deal with resistance and reluctance to new initiatives
  • Building a forward-thinking and engaged maintenance culture with effective follow-through on new initiatives

2:30
Practical Implementation of ISO 55000:2014 Asset Management

Dr. Vincent Chiew
President
Axis Cogni-Solve Ltd.

  • Understanding the basics: standard brief and introduction
  • Execution and rollout: standard harmonization and implementation
  • Exploring standard readiness and lessons learned

3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Root Cause Failure Analysis – The Ultimate Tool to Ensure You Don’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

Susan Lubell
OE Advisor – Asset Management & Reliability
Nexen CNOOC Ltd.

  • Exploring the misunderstood relationship between equipment age and component failure
  • Accounting for equipment design, operating conditions, and other considerations to achieve failure avoidance
  • Understanding failure classifications and their initiating causes
  • Discussing the economic benefits of regularly scheduling effective equipment condition monitoring technologies to work towards the potential for zero failures
  • Reviewing case histories of assets whose breakdowns could have been predicted and prevented

4:00
Boosting Safety and Compliance in Your Maintenance Practices

Peter Miller
Senior Counsel
Imperial

  • Examining the latest regulatory requirements
  • Building an ironclad safety culture: training employees and monitoring compliance
  • Due diligence: ensuring you take all reasonable measure to avoid incidents
  • Key compliance considerations: designing and implementing an effective program

4:45
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair, Day One Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, February 5, 2015

9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair

Robert Arseneau
Corporate Reliability Specialist
Suncor Energy Inc.

DRIVING MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE

9:15
Lean Maintenance – Harnessing Capacity for Productivity that Already Exists in Your Current Department

Gary Loblick
Founder and Senior Executive Coach
The Winslow Group

  • Identifying the resource bottlenecks that limit your capabilities: how can they be mitigated or overcome to avoid scope creep?
  • Exploring opportunities to reduce the occurrence and duration of downtime with an awareness of your bottlenecks
  • How to make the best use of unassigned maintenance resources to drive continual improvement

10:00
Total Productive Maintenance: Engaging Your Workforce to Increase Productivity

Tapan Dalwadi M-IIIE, P.Eng, BE-Mech, LSSBB

Global Six Sigma & Reliability Leader iconi

  • A step-by-step guide to achieving Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Designing a roadmap and establishing a TPM committee
  • Securing buy-in from your workforce: ensuring employees are on board and committed to success
  • Maximizing equipment effectiveness and preventing equipment losses through TPM
  • Determining KPIs to benchmark performance and keep your initiatives on track

10:45
Networking Refreshment Break

PUTTING BEST PRACTICES INTO ACTION

Asset reliability offers the framework to increase productivity while minimizing cost – the perfect balance for any maintenance management strategy. Yet often, reliability initiatives are executed poorly, and even when goals are met, there is always potential to revert to bad habits. How have companies advanced in their reliability initiatives, overcome these challenges and continued on the path to optimized reliability? Hear leading practices and lessons learned through case histories from two industry experts.

11:00
Case Study: RCM in Action: Maintenance Effectiveness at TransAlta

Paul Daoust
Reliability Engineer
TransAlta

11:40
Case Study: RCM in Action: Flange Management – Rolling out a Best Practice at Agrium

Dave Merko
Senior Reliability Specialist
Agrium

12:20
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers

LEADERSHIP, PEOPLE & CULTURE CHANGE

1:30
Keynote Presentation: Lessons Learned During Ten Years of Sustained Reliability and Culture Change at Alcoa Warrick Smelter

Mark Keneipp
Alcoa Business Systems Manager (Retired)
Warrick Primary Metals

  • What needs to be done to change a long-standing reactive maintenance culture?
  • Ensuring strong leadership and corporate level sponsorship to drive change
  • Understanding the people side of change – why the “soft” stuff is actually the hard stuff

2:15
Case Studies: The Protection and Life Extension of Aging Assets

Mike Place
General Manager
Integrated Global Services Canada, Inc.

  • Understanding how reliability changes throughout an asset’s lifecycle
  • What is an acceptable variance from original performance as equipment matures?
  • Establishing appropriate timelines for asset productivity throughout its lifecycle
  • Ways to reduce unnecessary expenditures

2:45
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Roundtable Discussion: Reliability Theory vs. Execution – Is Optimal Reliability Possible?

  • Defining optimal reliability: what are the leading practices and why?
  • What are the biggest impediments to optimal reliability? Why do companies so often slide back into old habits?
  • Overcoming tensions between those designing the reliability plan and those executing it: where can you find common ground? How do you encourage communication?
  • Green reliability – is it achievable? What are some of the latest trends?

4:00
Closing Remarks from Conference Chair, Conference Concludes