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Successful Asset Management Implementation Up In The "Great White North".

After 38 months of working with the best group of Maintenance & Reliability professionals I've had the pleasure to meet; RAMwright's project as a sub-contractor deploying Asset Management best practices has ended. We worked within a larger project that included Human Performnace Management (HPM), Materials Management (MM), and Asset Management (AM) for Implementation Engineers (IE) APE system. I want to thank IE for their trust in RAMwright to deliver a quality portion of their very important project. RAMwright succcessfully implemented the SAP PM module, as well as a Asset Criticality Analysis, Maintenance Work Management System, RCA program, RCM program, and a PME/PMO program (including Precision Maintenance Procedure Writing) across three baking facilities. The image below is the leadership team that successfully rolled out this Reliability Implementation; in order from left to right are: Suru Patel, Masoud Niknam, Mehdi Vahedi, Gary Josebeck, Blaine Karr, and Abdul Rafay Khan. Not all of the wonderful folks that participated in this project are represented in this picture, but I want them to know they will be missed.

We also conducted training on other Reliability Engineering topics such as Weibull Analysis, Reliability Block Diagrams, Reliability Growth, Lubrication Excellence, Predictive Maintenance, and Non-destructive Testing. The first image below is the SuperSmith software that we used to evaluate the 3-parameter Weibull to determine Beta and Eta. We also used Weibull paper to determine these parameters manually. The second image below is our Optimum Parts Replacement Tool that is used to determine replacement frequency for Time-directed Tasks. This tool was used to justify frequencies previously selected for PMs; in many cases, we were able to extend the intervals between maintenance activities thereby saving labor resources and money, without adding risk to the business. The third image is our same tool, but used to determine the correct PM freqency based on Costs. Notice that PM Frequency at 300 days yields the lowest Total Maintenance Costs (including PM and Failure Costs).

While it's always hard to leave new friends and the relationships that we build, I leave feeling confident that the team will be able to carry on the processes that we've implemented and coached them on all these years. I look forward to checking in on them in the years ahead! Gary.

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