Connected Reliability Webinars

The Accelix Community’s monthly Best Practices Webinars are a great resource for maintenance and reliability professionals looking to expand their industry knowledge and gain insight into best practices from thought leaders across the globe. The webinars provide you with the opportunity to get their questions answered by industry experts.

Upcoming Webinars

Why We Can’t Proceduralize Everything

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • 11 a.m. ET
  • Dr. Jake Mazulewicz, Founder and Owner, JMA Human Reliability Strategies

Unwanted errors & surprises are serious threats to reliability in any high-hazard industry. To address them, many leaders apply a mechanistic approach. They install controls, write procedures, and enforce compliance. But these mechanistic strategies often backfire in adaptive, human-based systems. Join us in this presentation to:​

  • Learn the difference between Mechanistic and Adaptive Systems
  • See why we can’t “Proceduralize Everything” in Adaptive Systems
  • Get three practical, real-world strategies for increasing reliability and safety in adaptive, human-based systems
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Before launching his own company, Dr. Mazulewicz served as the HPI Lead of a 3,500+ person business unit of Dominion Virginia power—a Fortune 500 utility. There, he partnered with technical experts in Distribution, Transmission, Substation, Switching, System Protection, & Generation. He researched, taught, and advised leaders in these groups how to combat human errors by applying classic HPI defenses including: Situational Awareness, Checklists, and 3-Way Communication. He also taught advanced organizational strategies including: Crew Resource Management, Just Culture, and traits of High-Reliability Organizations.

Dr. Mazulewicz holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Virginia and has served on reliability-driven teams as a firefighter, an EMT, a wilderness search & rescue field team leader, and a military paratrooper.

Maximize the Value of your MRO Data

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • 11 a.m. ET
  • Troy Miller, VP and Chief Operating Officer, I.M.A. Ltd.

The world is driven by data. MRO data (also known as indirect material data or material master data) is no exception. Asset intensive organizations continuously strive to be more efficient while being cost effective. MRO data remains one of the most untapped sources of savings for procurement, maintenance, and inventory departments within the manufacturing environment. Organizations find it challenging to leverage the potential MRO data savings because, for the most part, their data quality is poor. In order to initiate savings from your MRO data it must be consistent, accurate, and free of unnecessary duplication.

Maximizing the value of your MRO data begins with the conversion of your legacy data to best in-class. The transformation of legacy data to quality data begins with a cleansing process. Data cleansing is performed to create an item master that is inclusive of defined categories, attribute enhancement, item level codification, and all the while absent of unnecessary duplication. Once your data is clean the journey doesn’t end. It is imperative that a quality data governance program be implemented to ensure you maintain the integrity of your MRO data.

In this presentation, Troy Miller, VP and Chief Operatng officer at I.M.A. Ltd., will explore the process of the data excellence journey. Vital consideration for topics such as the data schema, formatting, standards, and governance will be discussed to ensure that the attendee will be better educated to make informed MRO data decisions.

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Troy is an experienced Chief Operations Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Sales, Enterprise Software, and Strategic Planning. Data professional with a Master in Data Quality Management (ECCMA) focused on ISO8000:2009.