105 – The Importance of a Reliability Engineer with Fred Schenkelberg

The main goal of every organization is to get the quality product in the market. That s why they spend millions of dollars to stay on the plan they had in place. They can t do that if their equipment keeps failing. The only way to make it sure is to maintain it properly. And that is a job for reliability engineers. They are the ones who maintain the assets of the company. They find the cause of the failures and stop it by making the system design better. They play a role similar to the process engineer but their […]

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104 – What’s a Process Engineer with Fred Schenkelberg

The organizations that are more innovative and have a mark in the industry tend to do things that others don t. So, what are those things and how do they do that? This is an area where process engineers play their role to increase the production and solve problems that come along the way. Sometimes they have to experiment using different chemicals, use the calculations, and use the recorded data to come up with processes that can increase the yield of a product without compromising the quality. Their job is to come up with the best ways to quantify product.

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103 – Leadership with Bill Leahy

If there are a couple of things that pops to mind when talking about leadership is that leaders are made not born and that all leaders shared the same set of qualities that make them as such (think about John C. Maxwell s book The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader ). These two statements seem to complement each other and reflects the general tone of today s podcast episode.

Leadership is a subject that spans across disciplines and industries. It s a binding element that strengthens the organizational culture and direct all efforts towards the fulfilment of shared […]

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102 – Reliability with a Best Practice Organization with Heinz Bloch, Part 2 of 2

Striving to be best in class is perhaps the ultimate goal of every organization. But what exactly does it take to get there? In the first part of this podcast, we talked about the changes seen in maintenance, reliability, and failure analysis over the years and what makes these practices successful in best in class organizations.

Another aspect to best practice reliability is the use of lubrication. Good lubrication entails improving the choice of lubricant and lubrication method, oil filtration, cooling systems, prevention and removal of water content.

Over the years there has been a greater acceptance of the merits of […]

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101 – Reliability with a Best Practice Organization with Heinz Bloch, Part 1 of 2

The leap towards becoming a best-in-class company is challenging. If you re like most people, you might have wondered the difference between best in class companies and typical companies as far as reliability practices are concerned. While it s true that there are other elements that are at play that make for a best-in-class company, one can t deny that maintenance and reliability is one differentiating factor and a critical element at that.

Heinz Bloc, with his more than 40 years of industrial experience and having been immersed to best practice organizations himself, gladly shared the steps that companies can […]

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