An overview of current trends in reliability and maintainability (R&M) will be provided. Specifically, the positive impacts to each key performance indicator (safety, people, uptime, quality, and cost) will be depicted with industry data.
• Why is it important to engage with industry for academic research and RCM activities?
• Why is working with industry important for student education?
• Value proposition in working with companies and OSIsoft?
• What students are doing to learn the PI system / gaining experience helping transform the capabilities of UT Facilities? What next.
Students are then able to use their gained knowledge to help implement in industry.
Industry viewpoints by Cargill:
• Why do you work with UTK's RCM? (skill, hiring, etc.)
• What skills do students get by working with UTK's RCM and OSIsoft software? and Why are these important to your business?
• Describe the student project & benefits.
• Overall PI system usage and benefits
Dr. Blache (PhD, MBA, MS, CPE, RMIC®) has over 35 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and continuous improvement (processes and people). Included are areas such as lean mfg., reliability & maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement tools & techniques, new facility planning and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. He has written and lectured globally in numerous technical and management areas.
Klaus is currently at the University of Tennessee as the Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC) and Research Professor (College of Engineering). The RMC represents the College’s seven Engineering Departments. He works with global companies and government agencies implementing R&M improvements. Prior to that, his most recent corporate assignments were Manufacturing Engineering Director (Cadillac), Global Manager of Manufacturing Reliability & Maintenance, and Corporate Manager – Industrial Eng. for General Motors.
Klaus is also a past two-year Chairman of SMRP (Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals). His main focus is on implementing company processes towards top quartile performance.