With COVID-19 causing considerable uncertainty, many reliability and maintenance professionals are concerned about how to meet production goals. For football fans, there’s also some anxiety—what’s in store for America’s favorite fall pastime? Maybe there’s something we can learn from considering production and football goals at the same time. In this webinar, Life Cycle Institute educator and Reliability Engineering expert Mike Smith shares how football and asset management are very similar, and how you can apply winning football tactics to your asset management strategies. He’ll explain the role of the Reliability Engineer as the plant’s attacking, ball-hawking defensive specialist, and how REs can best understand the risks and failure modes of their plant’s assets.
Mike Smith, Reliability Engineering SME, Life Cycle Engineering
Mike Smith is a Reliability Engineering Subject-Matter Expert at Life Cycle Engineering with more than 30 years’ experience. Before joining LCE, Mike worked as an engineer and maintenance manager in the pharmaceutical, fabrication, chemical, and metal-forming industries with companies such as Michelin North America, Georgia Pacific, Eaton Electric, and Johnson and Johnson. He has used lean manufacturing principles and process excellence methodologies to increase performance in a variety of industries. Smith has been recognized for impacting the bottom line by increasing plant availability, speed of production, cost reduction, and quality performance. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Original session held on August 19, 2020