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2015 OpEx Reliability Workshop Features Record 13 Expert Speakers

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The 2015 OpEx Maintenance and Reliability Workshop at PaperCon 2015 on April 21 in Atlanta, Ga., USA, features a record 13 speakers under the themes of Improving Production Reliability in the first half and Reliability Strategies, Management, and Technologies in the afternoon session.

Christer Idhammar of IDCON kicks off the morning half of OpEx with an in-depth look at Maintenance Excellence—What It Is and How It Can Be Achieved. John Crowe, ex-CEO of Buckeye Technologies, then looks at How to Effectively Present the Value of a Reliability Focus to Upper Management—"Show Me the Money."
Pat Akins of Weyerhaeuser explores how a reliability team finds millions of dollars in the pulp mill. He Reviews the Activities to Take a Planned and Scheduled Facility Through PM/PdM Optimization and Beyond into the Precision State. Michel Cote of Prosygma Canada, follows Akins with an examination of Criticality Analyses and Spare Parts Management, followed by Tomas Jutbo of Voith’s close-up look at Maintenance Excellence—Prerequisite for Operational Excellence in the Age of Big Data. John Yolton of SKF rounds out the morning half of 2015 OpEx with an exploration of Lubrication Systems for Tissue Machines.
Next week’s issue of Over the Wire will cover the second half of 2015 OpEx. More information about this year’s OpEx program at PaperCon and how to register for this practical, mill-based workshop is available online.

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