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Reliability Radio EP 301: Kendra Mock & Jon Cameron, CRL-Black Belts, JLL

Reliability Radio EP 301: Kendra Mock & Jon Cameron, CRL-Black Belts, JLL

Listen to this podcast where we have a chat with Kendra Mock and Jon Cameron on their reliability journey to becoming CRL black belts to help you chart your own course towards CRL certification and beyond.

The Support Needed to Launch, Maintain and Improve Your Reliability Strategy!

The Support Needed to Launch, Maintain and Improve Your Reliability Strategy!

The need for executive sponsorship when launching, maintaining and improving an effective reliability strategy is paramount. See the difference in this Tale from the Shop.

Understand Your Audience: How to explain the need for reliability in your company.

Understand Your Audience: How to explain the need for reliability in your company.

When it breaks we are the heroes who come in to fix it quickly and cheaply then go away until it breaks again. Getting both the executives and the staff to focus on 'Don't Just Fix It; Improve it' approach takes different strategies.

Selling Reliability – ROI & ROC

Selling Reliability – ROI & ROC

Anyone trying to champion reliability in industry has experienced difficulty with obtaining funding from executive management for reliability improvement, regardless if requested from capital expense (CAPEX) or operating expense (OPEX) accounts.

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Making the Business Case for New Maintenance and Reliability Technology Investments

Making the Business Case for New Maintenance and Reliability Technology Investments

Caught up in the throes of day-to-day existence, the difficult place to be is in the lap of another after-action root-cause failure analysis, a budget review meeting or shutdown/turnaround when your organization is trying to make step-function gains and improvements in maintenance and reliability performance.

Selling Reliability? ROI and ROC

Selling Reliability? ROI and ROC

I’ve been stressing for years that if you want to secure funding for a reliability program, you must be able to fluently speak in finance.

Show Me The Money! Key Approaches for Forecasting Capital and O&M Needs

Show Me The Money! Key Approaches for Forecasting Capital and O&M Needs

All facilities and infrastructure assets deteriorate with time and use. To maintain the effectiveness and value of an asset, renewal work should be performed periodically, and when the asset has reached the end of its functional useful life, it should be replaced.

Executive Sponsorship through Process Reliability

Executive Sponsorship through Process Reliability

Even if you have good executive sponsorship, advancing that sponsorship can dramatically increase the results you achieve.

Designing, Building, and Rebuilding Your ACM

Designing, Building, and Rebuilding Your ACM

Working under the authorization, commissioning, and funding from your committed executive sponsor can yield advancements not available without it

Reliability Radio EP 277: Angela Santiago, The Little Potato Company

Reliability Radio EP 277: Angela Santiago, The Little Potato Company

As the CEO of The Little Potato Company, Angela Santiago explains why she looks first for 3 things in her plants.

I Need Reliability, but How Do I Talk to My Senior Leaders?

I Need Reliability, but How Do I Talk to My Senior Leaders?

Not managing your assets to deliver true reliability? How do you get started and get Senior Leaders engaged in the effort?

Reliability Saves It All

Reliability Saves It All

Safety, quality, and productivity are bound together by one common thread — Reliability.

The Toyota Engagement Equation

The Toyota Engagement Equation

Are you managing your problems or are they managing you?

Roadmap to Effective Bottom Up Leadership

Roadmap to Effective Bottom Up Leadership

Reliability systems and standards rely heavily on executive sponsorship to drive change throughout an organization. However, the reality is that executive leaders have limited bandwidth and will not always be the initial drivers of change. “Bottom up leadership” can effect meaningful change, but what are the most important elements of effective “bottom-up leadership?” 

Reliability: Essential for a Safe, Cost Effective, Environmentally Friendly Operation

Reliability: Essential for a Safe, Cost Effective, Environmentally Friendly Operation

CEO’s always name safety as a top priority. If they truly believed that, they would be active sponsors of the corporations reliability effort. If you believe in safety, you must believe in reliability.

Executive Sponsorship in Making Asset Management Programs Successful: The City of Atlanta

Executive Sponsorship in Making Asset Management Programs Successful: The City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) is currently preparing to launch a comprehensive 5-year asset management implementation plan (AMIP) using a steering committee comprised of cross-departmental DWM leadership and managers – a critical success factor in realizing the expected benefits of significant multi-year investment.

How to Get the Bean Counters to Approve Your Project!

How to Get the Bean Counters to Approve Your Project!

Do you have an operational excellence, asset management, or reliability-centered maintenance project you would like to get approved at your company? Innovative thinking is critical to your company’s future but you may feel frustrated with your firm’s approval process.

Selling Reliability: Getting the Buy-In Is Essential to Successful Implementation

Selling Reliability: Getting the Buy-In Is Essential to Successful Implementation

TRC-2018 Learning Zone 30:10
by Keith Staton, Weyerhaueser

How many times do we have reliability projects that appear to be a no-brainer on paper, but we fail to get the buy-in from the “powers that be.” Sometimes even the best projects don’t sway the decision makers. Sometimes reliability has to be sold. This is a light-hearted look at how we sometimes don’t consider the presentation of a potential reliability project and fail to get the buy-in necessary to get it off the ground. A brief case study on how selling lubrication training was accomplished and is still moving forward to this day.

Don’t Tell Me… Show Me

Don’t Tell Me… Show Me

As a reliability engineer in an oil and gas facility, one of the main goals is to minimize reactive work, as well as increase reliability and availability of the physical assets. But another important task is to get the reliability growth noticed by all the people, including leaders and managers. A problem solved is a great chance for a “sales” presentation.

The State of America’s Transit Infrastructure

The State of America’s Transit Infrastructure

Earlier this year, there appeared to be a moment when Democrats and Republicans could agree on increased infrastructure funding. In his State of the Union address in early 2018, President Trump called on the United States Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure development.

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