In this keynote presentation, Ricky will explore what are to be considered the “Five Biggest Roadblocks” to success in optimizing reliability in most organizations. What most companies miss is that these roadblocks limit the opportunity for true success which could result in “Optimal Reliability at Optimal Cost”. Not only will Ricky discuss what these roadblocks are, but he’ll talk about how you can truly eliminate these roadblocks, based on his 30+ years’ experience working as Maintenance and Reliability Professional for companies such as Exxon Company USA, Alumax Mt Holly, Kendall Company and the US Army.
Ricky Smith is a well-known Maintenance and Reliability book author, Best Practices consultant, and educator. He has worked in Maintenance and Reliability as a Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, and Global Maintenance Technical Trainer. Ricky has over 30 years’ experience working as Maintenance and Reliability Professional for companies such as Exxon Company USA, Alumax Mt Holly, Kendall Company and the US Army. In addition, Ricky worked a Maintenance Consultant/Educator with hundreds of companies in over 60 countries world-wide.
Ricky has provided Maintenance and Reliability Consulting and Training to over 70 companies and hundreds of facilities globally since 1993 to companies such as: Reliance Industries, AB-InBev, Molson-Coors, Coca-Cola, Sunny Delight, Nestle, Perdue Farms, Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Plant, Las Vegas Valley Water Authority, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hawaii Power, Honda, Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), BHP Billiton, GoldCorp, Suncor, Syncrude, RasGas, Sabic-IP, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Binladin Group (RPD), Schlumberger, Shell Global, Cargill, Mosaic
Ricky is co-author of the following books:
- Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers (Elsevier)
- Industrial Machinery Repair (Elsevier)
- Lean Maintenance (Elsevier)
- FRACAS, Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (Amazon)
- Planning and Scheduling Made Simple (Amazon)
- Root Cause Analysis (Amazon)
- Preventive Maintenance Made Simple (Amazon)
- Maintenance and Reliability Lubrication 101 (Amazon)
- Maintenance and Reliability Metric/KPIs 101 (Amazon)