Reliability is a cornerstone of any maintenance process. Get it right and you can enjoy good safety performance, low running costs and a sustainably high production level at the right quality. Reliable plants are usually safer and cite a higher level of morale. Lose control of reliability and operations become less predictable, more chaotic and much more difficult to control.
This is a highly practical course that includes the latest thinking in reliability improvement, how to gain maximum benefit for minimum effort and how to develop bespoke reliability strategies that will integrate effectively with other campaigns. This will include methods and tools as well as the Carcharodon Model of Excellence to add structure and enable participants to break this complex subject into smaller, more understandable parts.
Reliability is not the responsibility of maintenance alone and outstanding performance can only be achieved with a strategy that includes operations, design, materials and contractors. This course is based upon our Model of Excellence for bringing all these considerations together as one to achieve pace-setter standards.
This is an interactive course. There will be open question and answer sessions, regular group exercises and activities, videos, case studies and presentations on best practice and the fundamentals of reliability improvement. Participants will have the opportunity to share with the facilitator and other participant on what works well and not so well for them, as well as work on issues from their own organizations.
This course is suitable for reliability engineers, maintenance managers, maintenance supervisors, planners, project managers, project engineers, operations managers, shift managers, operations supervisors and people who are in training for these positions. This course is also designed for contractors who want to contribute to the reliability performance of client assets.
PLUS Specialty Training is recognized by the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an approved provider of continuing education and training aligned with key subject areas related to reliability and physical asset management
This course gives SMRP members 30 hours of professional development units.
SMRP (Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) : The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures. As an SMRP Approved Provider, Meirc PLUS Specialty Training is recognized for best-in-class continuing education training courses in reliability and physical asset management.
Frank Allen is a highly experienced consultant in change management, continuous improvement and capability development as well as a management coach and trainer. Frank has worked in production management which has given him a very practical approach to training. In all, he has over 40 years’ experience in industry, has worked across 4 continents in sectors ranging from refineries to food manufacturers and has vast experience in managing diverse businesses and cultures.
After a series of operational roles in ICI, Frank moved into consultancy with ICI Engineering in 1992 and then ABB Eutech in 2001. He then held an internal consultancy role as Continuous Improvement Manager with Alcan where he developed and deployed manufacturing, maintenance and reliability best practice across 22 plants in 15 countries. He set up maintenance best practice forums and delivered a maintenance assessment across all of Alcan’s plants resulting in significant savings and establishing maintenance integration.
Frank founded his own consultancy in 2008. His focus is on manufacturing business improvement through people involvement with projects ranging from training to reliability and maintenance best practice. During these years he has been heavily involved in maintenance improvement and has developed a reliability assessment that has delivered successful results through solid action planning.