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APM On Air

A podcast that brings maintenance and reliability professionals the connection between excellence and knowledge. Join host Larry Olson as he explores what continuous improvement looks like through the 5 domains of Asset Performance Management (APM); Leadership, Data Management, Work Management, Strategy Management, and Investigation Management. With a variety of educational series, special guests, and real-world case studies, each episode provides new insights, challenges, and perspectives on the road to reliability.Visit www.nexusglobal.com/apmsolutions for more info!

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Continuous Improvement with Campbell Scott
On this week's episode, Larry chats with Campbell Scott, founder and owner of i4 Business Improvements, to discuss the evolution of Continuous Improvement (CI). Campbell and Larry discuss the dramatic change COVID-19 has brought to the operating landscape and the important role CI plays in helping businesses forced to rapidly re-adjust culture, processes, and strategies to survive.Campbell shares his wealth of knowledge and experience on change management and why Vision, Motivation, and Action Plans are the biggest challenges organizations face. Campbell and Larry also discuss which of the various CI techniques are most successful at ensuring it is implemented, sustained, and continually adding value to an organization.Connect with Larry Olson on LinkedIn!
21:49 08/26/2020
Best Practices - Asset Management, ISO 55000, Industry 4.0
On this episode, Larry talks with Pilar Valderrama, Asset Management Technology Manager for Stork-Flour, about her mission to bring Asset Management and ISO 55000 to Latin America. Pilar shares why implementing Asset Management programs with ISO 55000 standards and embracing Industry 4.0 will define which companies/industries sustain now and in the future. Tune in to hear how Stork is using Industry 4.0 and Formula 1 pit-stop turnaround to provide a sustainable way for organizations to deal with COVID-19. Ready to see where your current asset management practices stand in comparison to ISO 55000 standards? Take our complimentary ISO 55000 Self-Assessment. Connect with Larry Olson on LinkedIn!
21:21 08/18/2020
Tying Risk/Investigations/RCA Together
More than 50% of the process industry is still operating with paper or file-based maintenance systems and people dependent processes for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). In today's environment, innovation is no longer an option. To stay relevant with performance and ride out the retiring workforce, now is the time to invest in RCA capabilities and data.On this week’s episode, Larry chats with Jaclyn Arnold, VP of Owner Operator at Hexagon PPM, to discuss the various maturities that exist when it comes to understanding and implementing RCA and where to start in improving the maturity curve. Jaclyn shares how digital leaders are using technology and asset data to advance their requirements, capabilities, and processes around RCA and significantly improve availability. But with a lot of technology available, in order to be successful you have to consider the state of your data, people, and processes first and technology second.Connect with Larry Olson on LinkedIn!
16:24 07/28/2020
Triggers of a Root Cause Analysis
On this episode of APM On Air, Larry explores the age old question of what triggers a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and why one size doesn't fit all. Multiple factors (industry, location, etc.) and the type of RCA event play significant roles in determining the trigger and defining the proper mitigation strategy.Tune in as Larry explains how developing RCA process standards, identifying proactive vs reactive triggers, and selecting the right tools can create a paradigm shift in your organization when it comes to Root Cause Analysis.
13:26 06/26/2020
Lubrication Best Practices for COVID-19
On this episode of APM On Air, Mark O'Brien, Owner and Chief Analyst for Tribology Solutions, joins us to discuss how COVID-19 is effecting lubrication programs, the easy way to extend an asset's expected lifecycle, and why it's cheaper to operate correctly than by mistake. Covering everything from proper techniques, proper storage, contamination, and onto delivery, Larry and Mark break down why lubrication is the key to successful equipment lifecycles and explore the asset care strategies necessary to assure not only maintainers know how to maintain, but also operators and anyone associated with the asset.
22:31 06/19/2020
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 4/5 - Implement & Control
For the final episode of our multipart series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Larry completes the last two steps of the DMAIC process - Improve and Control. Moving on from the Analyze stage, it's now time to validate suggested actions, develop a plan to implement corrective actions, and put control measures and standard practices in place. Missed episodes of the multi-part series? Start with the intro episode where Larry sets the scene with the basics of RCA; such as techniques/tools (5 Whys, Fishbone, Cause Mapping, FMEA, PDAC, A3) and the DMAIC process. Then, follow along for Part 1 - Define as we define the problem within the affected areas, Part 2 - Measure where we collect data by investigating the incident, and Part 3 - Analyze where we link the root causes back to the defined problem statement.
08:46 06/05/2020
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 3 - Analysis
On this episode of our multi-part series, Larry begins to Analyze the incident using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Taking what we've learned in the previous Define and Measure phases, it's now time to transpose the data into fact driven information and start linking the root causes back to the defined problem statement.Missed the first 3 episodes of the multi-part series? Start with the intro episode where Larry sets the scene with the basics of RCA; such as techniques/tools (5 Whys, Fishbone, Cause Mapping, FMEA, PDAC, A3) and the DMAIC process. Then, follow along for Part 1 - Define as we define the problem within the affected areas and Part 2 - Measure where we begin collecting data by investigating the incident.
08:40 06/05/2020
Maintenance & Reliability Outlook Post COVID-19
On this episode of APM On Air, we have Ryan Chan, CEO & Founder of UpKeep, on the show to discuss how COVID-19 will continue to impact maintenance and reliability. Larry and Ryan share what companies/industries will survive the new norm and how embracing digitalization and sophisticated technology will bring positive change to our post COVID world.
24:04 06/01/2020
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 2 - Measure
Welcome back to our multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) where we walk listeners through using a DMAIC RCA approach to solving a single problem. On this episode, Larry continues with the Measurement phase of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process so we can begin to measure or investigate the incident.
06:43 05/26/2020
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Series Intro
Everyone should be using Continuous Improvement as an ongoing effort to improve equipment reliability, services, and processes. On this episode, join host Larry Olson as he sets the scene for a multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA).For the first episode of the series, Larry will introduce RCA basics such as techniques/tools (5 Whys, Fishbone, Cause Mapping, FMEA, PDAC, A3) and the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process. Then for the next 5 episodes, follow along as Larry breaks down the DMAIC process and walks you through each part as an RCA approach to solving a single problem
05:41 05/18/2020
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 1 - Define
Welcome back to the multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA). On this episode, Larry begins to break down the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process by examining part 1, the Define phase.Missed the intro episode for this multi-part series? Get up to speed and listen here as Larry sets the scene on the basics of RCA such as techniques/tools (5 Whys, Fishbone, Cause Mapping, FMEA, PDAC, A3) and the DMAIC process.
09:50 05/18/2020
Managers Need to Learn the Language of Finance
Episode 2 | Larry Olson and special guest Andy Gager discuss why managers need the Language of Finance to gain backing and support for capital/major expenditure spending.
16:54 02/26/2019
Accelerating Asset Performance by Owning the Failure Mode
Episode 1 | Larry Olson and special guest Peter Schurmann discuss the ins and outs of Failure modes and how to accelerate APM through Strategy Management.
17:55 02/26/2019