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Solutions 2.0 Keynote: Driving Real-Time Profitability Through Asset Performance Excellence - Part 1

An hour long presentation by Dr. Peter G. Martin, PhD, Vice President and Fellow, Invensys Operations Management, at Solutions 2.0, 2010

The primary objective for Industrial companies is to create value for their owners. Yet many professionals in industrial operations, including operations and maintenance professionals, perform their functions in alignment with key performance indicators that may be totally independent from the primary objective - driving profitability. This presentation will overview profit-based asset performance management and present an approach that will enable industrial companies to begin the journey toward optimal profitability.

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Part Two

Solutions 2.0 Keynote: Reliability Excellence is Not Our Mission - Part 1

An hour long presentation by Robert Buker, Jr., President, U.S. Sugar Corporation, at Solutions 2.0, 2010

U.S. Sugar’s mission has always been to out-perform its competitors. In 2002, U.S. Sugar was a 70-year-old company with a 70-year-old culture. The enactment of the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), which removed all tariffs on Mexican sugar, gave U.S. Sugar two options—change or die.

By 2007, US Sugar had completed a dramatic three-year, $500 million transformation of its 75-year old sugar processing operations as part of its company-wide continuous process improvement. The Company now operated the world’s largest fully integrated cane sugar raw milling and refining factory, one of world’s most efficient citrus processing facilities, and the nation’s largest private agricultural/industrial railroads—supported by 187,000 acres of its own sugarcane land and citrus groves. U.S. Sugar’s new business model is based around highly automated processes, maximum utilization of machine and human assets, reliable equipment and low cost of production.

At the heart of this cultural transformation was Reliability Excellence.

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Part Two

“MRO Inventory Optimization – It’s Easier Than You Think”

An hour long presentation by John Cowan, President of Xtivity Inc. and Tim Moxey, Director of Business Development for IHS, Inc.

Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) inventory consists of spare parts and other indirect materials that support critical production, facilities and fleet equipment. It can tie up 15% of all procurement spend and 75% of purchasing requisitions, yet most organizations use only 5% frequently while the remaining 95% sit in a company’s inventory only to be used a few times per year or never at all.

12 things to consider when selecting an industrial accelerometer

12 things to consider when selecting an industrial accelerometer by Renard Klubnik, Applications Engineer, and James Lundy, Wilcoxon Research

Learn the basics of 12 important considerations for selecting the right industrial accelerometer. This presentation will go over sensor characteristics such as acceleration range and sensitivity tolerance, as well as environmental factors like temperature and hazardous area requirements. In just a few minutes, you’ll learn how to pick the right vibration sensor for your application.


21st Century Business - Allied Reliability With Alexander Haig

Watch Alexander Haig interview about Predictive Maintenance Service firm Allied Reliability.

Allied Reliability is the largest consulting, engineering, and service firm focused on predictive and preventive maintenance.

4 KPIs for Successful Managers in Maintenance and Reliability Organizations

An 18 minute iPresentation by Ricky Smith, Senior Reliability Advisor, GPAllied


4 Steps to Success for Maintenance Supervisors

A Webinar presentation by Ricky Smith, CMRP at GPAllied

Maintenance Supervisors are the people who make the largest impact on reliability in most organizations and thus I created this One Hour WebEx to provide ideas which will allow them to far exceed management's expectations.

Ricky will be using his past experience as a maintenance supervisor and "lessons learned" while working with hundreds of maintenance supervisors for the past 15 years to transfer his knowledge to these great maintenance leaders. Ricky sincerely wants to see maintenance supervisor become the best they can be. Maintenance Supervisors have the most difficult job in any organization and yet they can achieve a higher degree of satisfaction with their job by using a few simple tips.

5 Myths Of Inventory Reduction

By Phill Slater

Explains the myths that limit companies from achieving their best in materials and spares inventory management.

5 reasons to automate your permit process

A one hour long Webinar On Demand by Bryan Gay, President - CMMS Division, CHAMPS Software, Inc.

Enterprises that are required to comply with national or industry safety standards expend much time and energy in establishing in-house positions, policies and procedures to meet or exceed the standards. Enterprises seeking to achieve world class workforce safety and health standards go the extra steps of automating all safety processes including permitting. Learn five good reasons for you to automate your permit process.

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Calm Down Reactivity

An hour long Webinar Tutorial On Demand Presented by Ricky Smith CMRP - Senior Reliability Advisor, GPAllied

5 Whys Root Cause Analysis Problem Solving Tool

The 5 Whys is one of the simplest problem solving tools used in Lean manufacturing and Lean offices. This presentation shows how to use the 5 Whys, and what to watch out for. Created and presented by Jeff Hajek of Velaction Continuous Improvement.

A Better Bottom Line by using Electrical Signature Analysis

A forty-five minute long presentation by Don Haapapuro, Technical Support Manager, ALL-TEST Pro, LLC

Electrical Signature Analysis (ESA) combines Power Analysis, Voltage Analysis, and Current Analysis into a single package. This presentation will demonstrate the detection and analysis capability, as it pertains to lowering machine energy use and detecting common electrical supply problems to the motor. Corrective actions will also be discussed.

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Overview

An hour long presentation by Dave Bertolini, Managing Principal, People and Processes, Inc

Have you noticed if you ask ten people what a particular data field in a CMMS is; you typically get 5-7 different answers? I've come to the realization that what the data fields truly are and how they should be utilized are often misunderstood and never communicated. Perhaps they were never explained or reviewed with those involved in the implementation or were never trained throughout the organization. Regardless of how you've come to this point maybe it would be a good idea to step back and review what most system data fields should be utilized for.

A Holistic Approach to Protecting Your Lubricants

Most experts agree that contamination causes 60-80% of lubrication related problems. However, solving these problems isn't easy, requiring an understanding of where contaminants come from and how to control contaminants at all stages of an oil's life in the plant. In this presentation we'll discuss the key elements to achieving precision contamination control.

A New Introduction to Vibration Analysis

A New Introduction to Vibration Analysis

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