March Section Meeting

Topic: Asset Utilization and Management of Change 
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: Social Hour @ 6:00 p.m, Main Program @ 6:30 p.m
Location: Don’s Seafood Hut, 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA
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ISA New Orleans section is pleased to have Mark Morse, Rockwell Automation, as featured speaker for our March meeting. It will be at Don’s Seafood in Metairie. Earn one PDH, too!

Mark Morse is Rockwell’s Information Software Regional Manager in the Southwest U.S.A. Mark’s primary focus is working with customers to understand their operational information requirements and to assist them in exploring how Rock-well’s manufacturing and operations management software solutions could enhance their productivity.

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the automation and information software market including senior sales management positions at Emerson/Intellution and Invensys/Wonderware.

Mark’s presentation will focus on examples of real world deployments of asset performance systems and the benefits manufacturers achieved. Reducing down-time, improving quality, reducing unit costs, increasing production (without buying new equipment)—these are common business challenges that every manufacturer faces in the constant struggle to improve profitability.

Most manufacturers have deployed some kind of asset performance data collection scheme. They are known by many names (e.g., Process Improvement, Downtime Tracking, OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) Analysis, and LEAN). They run the gamut from manual data collection on clipboard or spreadsheet to fully automated data collection and reporting systems. Most start by collecting downtime and performance data. A basic OEE calculation is later performed on the data.

OEE calculations do not provide enough detail for users to understand underlying causes that produce OEE scores. Additional information is needed in order to make improvements to machine efficiencies. The key is to be able to present data in a way that highlights efficiency problems that can be prioritized and acted upon.

An effective asset performance system also must enhance the performance of people. Everyone in production, maintenance, and engineering—as well as opera-tors—must engage in a partnership focused on sharing “ownership” for enhancing the performance of production equipment. When everyone is focused on the dual goals of “zero breakdowns” and “zero defects,” great things happen!

Join us for this informative topic. And, earn 1 PDH.

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