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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 webinar

How data in MRO inventory management can move your plants out of the reactive domain

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • 11 a.m. ET
  • Glenn Pierce, PMP, Vice President, SDI
  • Brian Harmon, Director of Procurement, SDI

More and more industrial manufacturers are moving to digitize their supply chains through data, integrating the plant floor and storerooms to support their production reliability and asset management strategies. It’s no surprise that inventory is impacted by the quality of manufacturers’ maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) data and item master. In this webinar, you’ll learn how standardized, normalized, and enriched data ensures enterprise-wide visibility; how data impacts work completion, and how a combination of efficient storeroom practices enabled by technology and statistical modeling to predict inventory demand can drive inventories to optimal levels while improving service levels.

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A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Glenn Pierce has more than 20 years of experience in maintenance management, capital projects engineering, and manufacturing operations management to provide a more connected approach to SDI’s seamless solutions. As a Certified TPM instructor with a strong focus on Six Sigma, Pierce brings a creative problem-solving approach to each solution he designs. Because no two problems are exactly alike, he custom-tailors each solution to demonstrate tangible and measurable results for our clients.

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As the Director of Procurement at SDI, Brian Harmon is responsible for ensuring the company’s supply base works harmoniously in a connected ecosystem to better serve clients. Harmon is a dynamic supply chain professional with a track record of rapid growth through delivered results for SDI and previously with such companies as CRC Industries and Dorman Products. He is adept at overcoming complex supply challenges, establishing strategic alliances, and fostering positive supplier relations.

Future webinars

So, your planner doesn’t plan? How to move away from unplanned maintenance

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  • 11 a.m. ET
  • Shon Isenhour, Founding partner, Eruditio

What do you mean your planner doesn’t plan? Let’s look at what a maintenance planner should do both for and with your organization. The planner role is one of the most important roles within your reliability program. However, in a recent SMRP Conference session, only 3% said their planners were truly planning work regularly. If that is representative of the norm, what does that mean for metrics like wrench time and uptime? In this webinar, we share job descriptions, statistics, and best practices while crafting a plan for how to correct this problem at your sites.

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Shon Isenhour is founding partner of Eruditio, a reliability education consulting firm. He specializes in adult learning, leadership, asset management, and reliability engineering. Isenhour is an expert in the implementation of holistic reliability solutions using tools such as Total Productive Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, and Root Cause Analysis, as well as Six Sigma and Lean to drive bottom-line results. He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and Certified Asset Management Assessor and has been accredited by Prosci and Colorado State University as a Change Management Professional.

Tips, technology, and tools for next-generation machinery alignment

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020
  • 11 a.m. ET
  • David Metz, Application Engineer, PRUFTECHNIK

An aging workforce means younger people and newer tools tackling alignment issues in our modern rotating machines. With today’s adaptive alignment tools and technology, and some basic fundamentals, even the most complex alignment jobs can handled by anyone in the plant. There’s no need to rely on just a few experienced mechanics to perform high-precision work. Veteran machinist/millwright David Metz from PRUFTECHNIK shares his expertise on best practices for using next-gen solutions to address misalignment, soft foot, and more.

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David Metz is a Technical Sales Representative for PRUFTECHNIK, covering the state of New York. Previously, he served as a machinist/millwright with more than 30 years of technical and craft experience with Exelon Energy. Dave has an extensive background performing machinery alignment on rotating equipment from very small to the largest GE steam turbines and generators. He is also proficient at vibration analysis, with category 2 certification from Mobius.

Previously recorded webinars

Can’t make it to a live Best Practice Webinar session? Check out our archive of recorded webinars below.

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