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June 17, 2020

How to lead and maintain reliability in a crisis

What’s changed and what hasn’t in these challenging times of virus-driven decision making? As asset management and other maintenance and reliability activities continue, adherence to new pandemic-prompted standardized best practices is even more critical. In this webinar, educator and expert Dr. Klaus Blache will discuss the challenges but also the opportunities brought on by the pandemic; how great things have and can be accomplished during a crisis; what the “new normal” means for maintenance strategies; the importance of being resilient, and what to focus on as a leader during a crisis.

Dr. Klaus Blache, Director, Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC)

Dr. Klaus Blache is the director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee and a research professor at the university’s College of Engineering. He has more than 35 years of industry experience in various areas of manufacturing and continuous improvement (processes and people), including lean manufacturing, reliability and maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement tools and techniques, new facility planning and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. Dr. Blache is a past two-year chairman of SMRP (Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals) and helped initiate the organization. His most recent book is “The Relativity of Continuous Improvement: Learning How to Work on What Matters.”

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Original session held on June 17, 2020