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ASKRt and The Power of Sharing

This world we live in is forever changing, we are taught change is good (Kaizen Kai=Change zen=good) even more so now but one aspect you can cover time and time again for which the function does not change other than the concept but the benefit to all in most cases will. Sharing.

Automation - The Key to Drive Greater Competitiveness

The world has changed with Covid, not only the conditions and environment many live and work in, but also it has had a very significant impact on businesses and industry in how they operate given both current and future challenges faced. I myself am very passionate about the greater competitiveness of industry and feel quite strongly that a great opportunity to drive greater competitiveness exists right now through automation.

'SIRF Roundtables; A Long Tradition' and continuing to grow and adapt to meet our members needs

It was late in the turn of last century, December 1988 to be precise, that an exploratory meeting occurred that led to the formation of the

Planning and Scheduling is Foundational and Key to Building Maintenance Maturity

Winston Ledet(1999) developed the Maintenance Maturity model 20 years ago and Planned Maintenance is a foundational element of this model and really key to building maintenance maturity.

The fear of Presentations

In our working life, there will be a time when you take steps to climb the ladder of success ourselves where presentations will be a necessity in your day to day, even interviews for jobs can have a presentation included. It is something people struggle with and sometimes don’t come to terms either, but it is part of our working requirement if we desire that promotion, even Schools have this as part of their curriculum which is fantastic. How you deliver it will deem whether it is accepted or forgotten, using key points and techniques will help to make that transition beneficial.

Asset Life - Simple Steps to Quick Gains.

One of the major focuses within industry now is reducing the cost implications caused by poor working practices, ensuring all your assets are kept to a standard where performance and reliability come hand in hand.  Ron Moore’s Reliability leadership model focused on bringing the Maintenance and operational functions together to work side by side in a safe and focused manner as a team, driven by operations, and supported by maintenance. 

How to replicate Toyota’s Problem Solving Capability for your Organisation

Successful organisational problem solving is difficult, but I believe that great lessons can be learnt from re-examining how Toyota turns it's workers into problem solvers, and what this could mean for your organisation.

RT Advantage | What is it and how is it changing?

What is RT Advantage?

We offer public workshops across our range and tailored in-house packages for organisations that have specific needs or training objectives in mind, we also pride ourselves in our trainers who are experienced in delivery and have significant industry background to enable them to relate to their audiences.

Being a member of a SIRF Roundtable also brings you the opportunity of gaining some great discounts and special deals, as well as a range of programs not always available to the public.

Our three main Rt Advantage workshops are RCARt (Advanced and Intermediate Root Cause Analysis training), LEAN Training and International Specialist Workshops. 

 

As a result of Covid 19 all face to face RT Advantage training came to a grinding halt in March. Forced change is never popular and we certainly had to quickly reconsider our immediate training options and what the future of training would be.

We quickly had to work at converting our problem-solving training (RCA & 5YA3) courses to an online format, and we have just successfully commenced the third online training course. 

The response to the changes, including embedding the RCA2Go software in the training with a year’s free access, has been quite amazing. Thank you to our member companies for continuing to support us through this transition. Companies with multiple regional sites have already expressed how the online format has been a huge improvement for them. Being able to share the software and work with others on the same RCA in the software real time is fantastic.

When the border closures were announced we unfortunately had our International Speaker Ron Moore here from America. He had to fly home before completing his Operational Excellence training on Reliability Leadership, however he has worked hard to convert his training to online format and we have successfully completed 1 public workshop and 1 in-house with one of our members companies. We thank Ron for all his hard work, and all attendees for their patience whilst we did this. 

We also successfully converted Joel Levitt’s Planning & Scheduling course to multiple short sessions online, with more fantastic feedback! Thank you Joel!

As we begin to see light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, the future is quite clear to me and it is not back to normal. We have embraced the changes and not only are the benefits of having people from across Aus/NZ in the same course significant, nut it has opened many doors for those on remote sites, and we plan to have a mixture of face to face & virtual courses going forward. 

 

Effective Meeting Action Follow-Up

At a recent SIRF The Edge Leadership course session on teamwork, the question came up:

The Why, How and What of understanding and managing Asset Risk

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