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A weekly Maintenance and Reliability podcast covering common industry challenges and what you can learn from them. Each episode dives deeper into critical issues and explains how you can begin correcting theses maintenance flaws today. Sharing new tips and techniques to help you achieve industry best practice and shining a light on widely debated maintenance topics with special guest experts. Your host and founder of High Performance Reliability James Kovacevic, will take you on a weekly tou ...
 
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The Frustrations of Reliability: From Strategy to Synergy with Bob Latino and Ken Latino Welcome Bob and Ken Latino to the Podcast. Bob has been to this Podcast before discussing defect elimination and is an author involved with RCA and other reliability items. Briefly, Ken, can you introduce yourself. I worked with Bob and my other brother at our …
 
Prioritizing Initiatives with Paul Daoust Welcome Paul to the Podcast. Paul is the founder of Scio Asset Management. Although, briefly, tell us about yourself. I have almost 30 years experience in engineering reliability maintenance and both strategic and holistic asset management. At Scio we are providing frameworks for leadership in asset managem…
 
Clean Energy with Howard Penrose Welcome back Howard to the Podcast. Howard is the founder of Motordoc and is heavily involved with IEEE and SMRP. Though, briefly, tell us about yourself. My entire career has been about electric machines and systems from my time in the Navy. I later had short stints both in repair business and teaching at the Unive…
 
Decarbonization and the Impact on Maintenance with Steven Dobie Welcome Steven to the podcast. Steven is a co-host of another podcast called Maintenance Disrupted. However briefly, tell us more about yourself. I am a maintenance and reliability engineer in the mining industry who has been in tech for a couple of years. Presently working with a cent…
 
Cost vs Benefit of Inspection with Dane Boers Welcome Dane back to the podcast. We last talked about asset modelling and factors that influence those assets. Today we will talk about optimising strategies; how we determine cost vs benefit of strategies. But first, give a brief introduction of yourself and Modla. Modla is an asset knowledge and anal…
 
Defect Elimination with Doug Plucknette Welcome Doug back to the podcast. Doug is the Author, President and Owner of Reliability Solutions Inc. Though briefly, give an introduction of yourself. I started my reliability consultancy career back in 1999 after serving in several capacities at different organisations. Although currently semi-retired, I …
 
310 – Name Your Spare Parts Correctly with Conrad Greer It is my pleasure to welcome Conrad Greer to the podcast, the founder of SPCResults. In this episode we covered: What is data cleansing? Why do we want to standardize our material information? Is MPN a saving grace? Why do we want to standardize our material information, our material, masters,…
 
Optimizing Energy Efficiency of Rotating Equipment with Simon Jagers It is my pleasure to welcome back Simon Jagers, one of the founders of Samotics, an industrial analytics company that helps clients improve reliability and sustainability, particularly of their rotating equipment. In this episode we covered: Why is energy efficiency so important f…
 
Determining Training ROI with Lucas Marino It is my pleasure, to welcome back Lucas Marino to the podcast, working at The East Partnership dealing with submarine logistics. In this episode we covered: Why do you need training? How do we calculate that ROI? Why are organizations hesitant to invest in training? There are a lot of organizations that a…
 
The Evil Ways of MTBF with Fred Schenkelberg It’s my pleasure to welcome Fred Schenkelberg back to the podcast. He is a reliability engineer and management consultant. In this episode we covered: What is MTBF? Why would people want to calculate what that average time between failure is or where did this come about? What do you think about using MTB…
 
RCM Implementation with Nancy Regan It is my pleasure to welcome back Nancy Regan to the podcast, the founder of RCMtrainingonline.com. In this episode we covered: What is an RCM implementation? What challenges do you see within organizations as they go to implement the findings from their analysis? What do you believe is the most important outcome…
 
Balancing Short and Long Term in Change with Shon Isenhour It's my pleasure at welcome back, Shon Isenhour to the podcast, the owner of R and D show. In this episode we covered: How do clients get time to move and to start doing some of these proactive things? How do you manage skill traits? How do we schedule them appropriately? What are some shor…
 
Workforce Survey with Tom Wilk It’s my pleasure to welcome Thomas welcome back to the podcast. In this episode we covered: What was the genesis of this survey? Why do you think the organizations do the workforce training? Why do you think you’re such an increase in our interest in the certification? What was the genesis of this survey? We noticed a…
 
Some Parts are Good, More Must be Better with Andrew Jordan It's my pleasure to welcome back Andrew Jordan to the podcast, the Managing Director and CEO of Extivity. In this episode we covered: Do organisations assume that more parts in stock means reduced downtime and reduced risk? How do organisations strike that balance then between unstable sup…
 
What is Asset Performance Management with Paul Daoust It is my pleasure to welcome back Paul Daoust to the podcast. In this episode we covered: Does value leakage come in a row for variety of different places? What is asset performance management? When organizations decide to adopt APM, do they just buy the software package and put it in or do they…
 
Past and Future Trends in Reliability It is my pleasure to welcome our panelists today, Eric Elder, Maureen Gribble, Jenna Johns, and Shon Isenhour. In this episode we covered: What were the things you were seeing people asking about at that conference? What does the future look like for the reliability industry? 2022 Conference Plans! What were th…
 
Ensuring Transformer Reliability with Howard Penrose It is my pleasure to welcome Howard Penrose back to the podcast. In this episode we covered: Why are electrical reliability or electrical assets neglected? What are the major types of transformers? If we detect a high level of moisture in the oil, do we change the oil or is it a little more compl…
 
Risk Based Inspection with Ricardo Santos It is my pleasure to welcome Ricardo Santos to the podcast, a Senior Manager at Deloitte. In this episode we covered: What is RBI – Risk-Based Inspection? When would organizations want to leverage risk-based inspections over RCM or something else? Why do organizations want to go about implementing RBI proce…
 
The Silent Killer of Rotating Machinery – Softfoot with Daus Studenberg It is my pleasure to welcome Daus Studenberg to the podcast, the product manager, a national product manager of the alignment with Lu DACA. In this episode we covered: How many ways can we? What is soft foot? If we’re going to perform a proper installation, we got to consider s…
 
Bearing Lubrication Reimagined with Ian Conyers It’s my pleasure to welcome Ian Conyers to the podcast, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic US regional manager at UIE systems. In this episode we covered: How important is good bearing lubrication to maintaining our assets? What are the current challenges that we face as an industry and why aren’t we overcom…
 
Real Life Metrics with Rick Clonan It is my pleasure to welcome back Rick clone into the podcast, the implementation and training manager at era DCO. In this episode we covered: What is a metric to begin with? Why do organizations really use metrics? With all these challenges, how do organizations either pick the right metrics or use them properly?…
 
Trends in Electrical Reliability with Alan Ross It is my pleasure to welcome Alan Ross to the podcast, currently president of EPRA, the chair of the Tripoli smart grid marketing committee, as well as the editor in chief of transformer technology and women in power systems. In this episode we covered: What’s happening in electrical reliability? What…
 
Diversity & Inclusion in the Maintenance Community with Caitlyn Young-Gilbert It is my pleasure to welcome Caitlin Young Gilbert to the podcast. She is the Chief of Staff at Upkeep. In this episode we covered: What type of trends are you seeing in maintenance lately? The maintenance community’s been going strong for a year now, what prompted Upkeep…
 
Putting People At the Center of Work with Jeff Ma & Mohammad Anwar It is my pleasure to welcome Mohammad Anwar (Founder & CEO, Softway) and Jeff Ma (Director, Softway). In this episode we covered: What is the biggest challenge that you have experienced in leading people and teams and developing that culture overall? In your book, Love is a Business…
 
Smooth Transitions from Cooling to Heating with Mark Orlovsky It’s my pleasure to welcome Mark Orlowski to the podcast. He is a quality warranty and service expert at Modine manufacturing company. In this episode we covered: What is an HVAC system? How do you ensure that HVAC systems are operating at optimum efficiency? Now, if we’re doing all thos…
 
Secrets of CMMS Implementation with Joseph Schmitt It’s my pleasure to welcome Joseph Schmitt to the podcast. He is a VP of customer success at Upkeep. The team focused on deploying and implementing upkeep at new locations. Our customer success team is focused on driving the post onboarding relationship. It’s really honing in on adoption and making…
 
Facilitating FMEAs with Bobby Lee It’s my pleasure to welcome Bobby Lee back to the podcast. He is a reliability engineer with irritation. He spent quite a bit of time working on FMEA’s equipment, maintenance plans, RCAs, etc. He has spent about 10 years as a maintenance technician and a reliability engineer. In this episode we covered: What are so…
 
Evolution of Technology with Simon Jagers It’s my pleasure to welcome back Simon Jaegers to the podcast. He is one of the founders of Samotics in 2015. His professional career has been spent in technology, usually evolving around either making data, storing it, or processing it. Samotics provides condition monitoring technology based on electrical …
 
Current Trends in Reliability with Fred Schenkelberg It’s my pleasure to welcome back Fred Schenkel Berg to the podcast. In this episode we covered: I see a lot of people working remote, maybe not full-time, but part-time as reliability engineers, is this the new normal and can they effectively do their job working remote? Is this identifying gaps …
 
Conserving Water through Proper Sealing Selection with David Brewer It’s my pleasure to welcome David Brewer to the podcast. He is Atlantic regional manager for SEPCO sealing equipment. I spend most of my time in paper mills, chemical plants, food processing wastewater treatment plants. I work with distributors and solve problems when it comes to p…
 
A Systems Engineering Approach to Reliability with Andrew Kelleher It is my pleasure to welcome Andrew Keller to the podcast. He is the Managing Director for Rams Men Taught in Germany. I’ve trained as a materials engineer, having spent approximately 20 years working in different aspects of reliability engineering from failure analysis to risk-base…
 
Habit #4: Decide with Data with Peter Horsburgh It’s my pleasure to welcome back Peter Horsburgh. He is the author of the Five Habits of Extraordinary Reliability Engineers.' He has a long history within reliability engineering. He essentially started in manufacturing, then moved to mining, then to power generation, and to aluminum smelting. In thi…
 
The Low Hanging Fruit of Lubrication Improvements with Devin Jarrett It’s my pleasure to welcome Devin Jared to the podcast. Devin is a success manager at Noria. He has worked as a processes guy, made a transition over into the technical team, managing projects, then I stepped into the technical consultant role, then now a success manager. He offic…
 
281 – Asset Criticality with Gregory Perry Welcome Gregory Perry to the Podcast. Gregory is a Capacity Assurance Consultant at Fluke Reliability. Today we will discuss asset criticality. In this episode we covered: What is asset criticality? Why is it important to organizations? How do organizations determine asset criticalness? What about the rank…
 
280 – Healthy Buildings with Brian Turner Buildings IOT is a: System integrator Software developer Services provider for the built environment: Work spaces, play, and industrial buildings except housing. In this episode we covered: What is a healthy building? Is it more than custodial work? Prior to COVID-19 people rarely talked about air quality W…
 
279 – Learning from Metrics with Dan Miller Welcome Dan Miller to the podcast. Our topic will be metrics; how to pick the right KPIs and we will also discuss cornerstone metrics. But first, about Dan: Dan is a maintenance reliability engineer at Global Water Resources. The guest worked as a consultant but currently is settled at the water company i…
 
278 – Maintenance Task Analysis with Lucas Marino Welcome Lucas Marino to the podcast. Lucas is the founder of East Partnership and initially spent a lot of time as an engineer with Coast Guard starting off as a diesel engineer and rising through the ranks. Today's topic is maintenance task analysis. But first: In this episode we covered: What is t…
 
277 – Adoption of Mobility with Ryan Chan Welcome Ryan Chan back to the podcast. Today we will discuss mobile work solutions. In this episode we covered: What are mobile work solutions? Why would organizations want to leverage mobile work solutions? Why haven't many organizations implemented mobile solutions? What are mobile work solutions? As it r…
 
Driving Asset Answers with Suspect Data with Manjish and Yanpei Welcome our guests to the podcast. We are going to discuss Asset Answers in today's episode. However, briefly about our guests: Yanpei has a background in telecom and smart grid. Currently is working as a product leader at Asset Answers. Manjish is the service lead for Asset Answers an…
 
274 – Dealing with Ramp Up and Degraded Assets with James Reyes-Picknell Welcome James Reyes who is the author of Uptime and many other books, also a principal consultant at Conscious Asset. More about James: Having a career that spans for 44 years, James has worked in different organizations and industries some of which include reliability on boar…
 
273 – Understanding and Leveraging OEE with Ron Moore Welcome Ron back to the podcast. Ron is an author and the founder of RM Group. In this episode we covered: What is OEE? Do companies use OEE simply because it is strategic and tactical? Why does maintenance get blamed for poor OEE? What is OEE? OEE refers to overall equipment efficiency. It is a…
 
272 – Operator Care: A Thought Out Approach with Cliff Williams Welcome Cliff Williams back to the Podcast. Cliff is a principal advisor with People and Process as well as TMS Asset Management. The guest has also worked as an asset manager for many years. In this episode we covered: What is operator care? Where should we use operator care and auton…
 
271 – Developing Operational Standards with George Williams and Joe Anderson Welcome Joe Anderson and George Williams back to the podcast. They are the founders of ReliabilityX and are consultants as well as trainers. Briefly about them and Reliability X: Reliability X covers all aspects of reliability; both operational and maintenance, coaching an…
 
270 – Where to Start with DfM & DfR with Fred Schenkelberg Welcome Fred back to the podcast. Clients are starting to realize that they have to design their systems properly while paying attention to certain tradeoffs. However, tell us where they should start; whether to design for reliability or maintainability. Before starting, the team has to loo…
 
The Capabilities Trap with Simon Jagers Welcome Simon back to the podcast. Simon is the founder of Samotics and has been involved in technology throughout his Career. Today we will talk about capabilities trap. Although briefly, tell us more about you: Involved with technology, our guest focuses on: machine learning, and the conversion of data into…
 
Understanding & Communicating the Value of PMs with Rick Clonan Welcome Rick Clonan who has been in maintenance for 30 years working both in defense and industry. More about Rick: Currently at SMRP working as implementation and training manager. In this episode we covered: How do we communicate the value of PdM and PM? What is/isn't a PM? What abou…
 
Managing Up with Bobby Lee Welcome Bobby Lee who has been involved in maintenance engineering working for different companies in various capacities. Bobby Lee started out as a maintenance apprentice and has risen through the ranks as a maintenance engineer for over 9 years. In this episode we covered: What does it mean to manage up? Why would someo…
 
Asset Modeling with Dane Boers Welcome Dane Boers who is the founder of Modeler. Our topic will be asset modelling. More about Dane: Dane started his career in mining then moved to consultancy before starting Modeler. The company was started to make reliability more efficient and automated because of the repetitive work he had observed. In this epi…
 
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