We are excited to welcome Allen Canaday, formerly the Planning and Scheduling Manager from the North American Maintenance Excellence Award wining Mount Holly Aluminum Smelter. Allen will be sharing his hard earned reliability knowledge with the students of Eruditio and The Institute at Patriots Point and with all our blog readers with his guest post. Welcome Allen!
"Did you know many of today’s manufacturing companies are experiencing unprecedented pressures on a positive bottom-line performance? This is especially true for U.S. based commodity businesses. Many of these businesses succumb to the thought process of costs cutting their way to prosperity and all too often the repair and maintenance budget becomes the target for reductions. Such action may provide short-term costs benefits but will never be sustainable. Eventually, we, the Maintenance & Reliability professionals, must teach businesses to adopt a new approach to this old problem. As practitioners we must drive continuous improvement, not only in our processes, but in our leadership development for supervisors, advanced skills training for the crafts, reliability engineers and maintenance planners and schedulers. Building effective, sustainable processes and passionately managing these processes to the smallest detail will deliver sustainable results to the bottom line through improved asset availability."