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    Oil & Gas EAM Symposium – Houston, Texas – Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    When: June 4, 2014

    Where: Houston, Texas (Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria)

    5.2 OilGas 307x195 116x87 Oil & Gas EAM Symposium   Houston, Texas   Wednesday, June 4, 2014The purpose of this educational session is to provide participants with Oil & Gas industry specific Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Best Practices that will be presented to the audience as documented Case Studies. GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, will provide this one-day, complimentary symposium applicable to a wide array of professional disciplines. Upon conclusion of this seminar, attendees will gain insight in identifying opportunities for improving overall operational effectiveness.

    Senior representatives from ABS Group, GenesisSolutions, and our esteemed business partners will lead the content discussion.

    Session topics will include:

    • Leveraging EAM Systems for Operational Excellence
    • Mechanical Integrity
    • Ensuring Process Safety Performance and a PSM Regulatory Update
    • Asset Configuration Management
    • Lubrication Excellence
    • Organizational Change Management

    GenesisSolutions will be joined by the following companies to provide additional Best Practices content:

    • Noria Corporation - The importance of lubrication excellence as part of a reliability strategy

    To learn more or to register for this complimentary event please click here.

    View the Press Release.

    View the Summary Fact Sheet for this Event.

    Creating a Reliability Culture: How to Establish IBM Maximo Asset Management as the Backbone

    GenesisSolutions Presents at Key Industry & Regional IBM Maximo EAM Conferences

    “Creating a Reliability Culture: How to Establish IBM Maximo Asset Management as the Backbone”

    Mountain West Maximo User Group (MWMUG) - 5th Annual Meeting - Park City, Utah

    Gas & Oil Maximo User Group (GOMaximo 2013) - Houston, Texas

    Maximo Utility Working Group (Fall 2013 Workshop) - Knoxville, Tennessee

    IBM Pulse 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada 

    GenesisSolutions has delivered this presentation at the 5th Annual MWMUG (Mountain West Maximo User Group) meeting in Park City, Utah, at the 2013 GOMaximo (Gas & Oil) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, at the Fall 2013 Maximo Utility Working Group Workshop, and finally, at IBM Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matt Midas, Senior Account Executive has led a discussion on how to Create a Reliability Culture using the data and structure of IBM Maximo Asset Management as the backbone at each of these events.

    The presentation, along with each Maximo user event, emphasizes integrated operations and maintenance and the effective use of resources - collaboration between operations, engineering, health, safety & environmental and maintenance to keep equipment ready to perform when it is needed and to elevate safety and environmental performance.

    To learn more or request a copy of the presentation, please click here.

    Lubrication Excellence Program Development – An EAM Best Practice Webinar

    Lubrication Excellence Program Development – An EAM Best Practice Webinar

    ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions (An ABS Group Company) hosted a complimentary EAM Best Practice overview webinar on Lubrication Excellence Program Development on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT.

    To view a recording of the presentation, check back here for a link which will be posted shortly.

    To request a copy of the presentation file, please click here.

    Overview:

    Many organizations are mired in old cultures and legacy practices when it comes to machinery lubrication and reliability. It is estimated that 40 to 60 percent of all equipment failures can be attributed to improper lubrication. Today’s modern equipment requires precision lubrication with specific lubricants administered through best practices to sustain reliability, maximize life cycles and generate profits. This presentation will detail how to use a Six Sigma approach to identify your lubrication program’s current state, measure progress to a desired state, properly develop your program and transition your organization to an award-winning lubrication excellence facility. Noria Corporation will conclude the presentation with some documented lubrication success case studies.

    What the audience will learn:

    • Methods for establishing current state of lubrications, poor lubrication practices and inadequate lubrication storage and handling
    • Key principles of Lubrication Excellence predicated upon best practices
    • The science of Tribology and best in class Lubrication Technologies
    • Lubrication Improvement Plans on achieving World Class using the Six Sigma DMAIC process

    Who should attend?

    • Asset Management Program Managers & Directors
    • Engineering Managers & Directors
    • Facility and Plant Engineers
    • Maintenance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Supervisors
    • Manufacturing Engineers
    • Operations Managers & Directors
    • Planners & Schedulers
    • Process Engineers
    • Reliability Engineers and Technicians
    Session Leader:
    Leon Reed is a Principal Reliability Engineer for GenesisSolutions. Leon has over 40 years’ experience successfully designing, implementing and managing Engineering, Maintenance and Reliability programs. Starting at General Motors, he worked his way through college as a Journeyman Millwright, Trainer and Maintenance Supervisor. He achieved Graduate with Distinction from Purdue University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola University. Additionally, he is also a Certified Trainer from Ball State University and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).

    A Practical Application of IBM Maximo Asset Management within the Life Sciences Industry

    GenesisSolutions hosted an industry focused Enterprise Asset Management webinar for the Life Sciences Community on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT. The focus is CMMS Best Practices (citing examples from IBM Maximo Asset Management) for Biotechnology, Medical Device Manufacturers and Pharmaceutical organizations.

    A brief overview of the webinar presentation is below. For access to the recorded session, please click here.

    To request a copy of the presentation, please click here.

    Running a Reliability Program without a strong CMMS is similar to driving a V8 minus 6 cylinders in the fast lane. Efficient utilization of a CMMS is one of the 7 Critical Elements of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). The importance of interconnected initiatives (CMMS, Mechanical Integrity & Reliability) cannot be overstated.

    This webinar presentation will discuss how a solid, flexible & dynamic CMMS system becomes a fundamental component for Life Sciences organizations to make progress up the EAM Maturity Continuum, and is a critical link between mechanical integrity and reliability excellence programs.

    What the Audience Will Learn:

    1. Important Configuration Elements of a Successful CMMS Installation
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    3. How CMMS supports EAM Strategy
    4. Particular CMMS traits for Life Science Organizations
    5. How the CMMS supports Compliance

    Who Should Attend?

    • Asset Management Program Managers & Directors
    • CMMS Administrators
    • Finance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Supervisors
    • Operations Managers & Directors
    • Planners & Schedulers
    • Reliability Engineers

    About the Presenter:

    VJ Venkatraman is a Senior Account Executive at GenesisSolutions. VJ has been with the company since its inception in 1999 and has held various positions within the firm over the past 14 years. VJ has led many ERP and Maximo implementation and upgrade projects during this time primarily within the Pharmaceutical and Utility industries. He has been the Professional Services Manager responsible for resource development and the quality execution of projects, and for the past four years he has been involved in business development and account management. Prior to joining GenesisSolutions, VJ was with Champion Paper Company for 11 years before entering the world of asset management consulting. VJ holds Master Degrees in Accounting and Economics / Statistics, and is certified as both a CPA and PMP.

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    Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) – An EAM Best Practice Webinar

    ABS Consulting & GenesisSolutions (An ABS Group Company) hosted an EAM Best Practice overview webinar on Failure Mode & Effects Analysis on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT.

    To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.

    To request a copy of the presentation file, please click here.

    Overview:

    In world class facilities that practice Asset Management based upon Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is the foremost foundational tool utilized. The FMEA is a cornerstone and provides the basis from which a highly effective proactive asset management program can be developed from and sustained. When properly performed, the FMEA will systematically evaluate physical assets for their design, function, operating context, failures, and consequences. These failures and consequences (sometimes catastrophic) leads to unreliable assets, injuries, lost production opportunities, and reduced profit margins. This webinar will demonstrate the basics of performing an FMEA process and its benefit confirming why it is the keystone to creating and sustaining a reliable facility, organization, or industry.

    What the audience will learn:

    • The difference between Reliability and Maintenance
    • Understanding Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and its development of FMEA
    • How to Apply the seven basic RCM questions to the basic framework of an FMEA
    • The differences between Failure Mode & Effects Criticality Assessment (FMECA) and Asset Criticality Ranking (ACR)
    • Understanding System Boundaries, Operating Context, Design Failures and Hidden Failures
    • How to Assemble Pre-FMEA input resources and how they affect FMEA output
    • How to develop optimized tasks to prevent, mitigate or detect failure modes
    • The four categories of PM tasks.
    • How to develop a critical spare part stocking strategy from FMEA’s
    • How to achieve lean maintenance, minimum life cycle costs, maximum asset reliability and sustainability with FMEA’s

    Who should attend?

    • Asset Management Program Managers & Directors
    • Engineering Managers & Directors
    • Facility and Plant Engineers
    • Maintenance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Supervisors
    • Manufacturing Engineers
    • Operations Managers & Directors
    • Planners & Schedulers
    • Process Engineers
    • Reliability Engineers and Technicians
    Session Leader:
    Leon Reed is a Principal Reliability Engineer for GenesisSolutions. Leon has over 40 years’ experience successfully designing, implementing and managing Engineering, Maintenance and Reliability programs. Starting at General Motors, he worked his way through college as a Journeyman Millwright, Trainer and Maintenance Supervisor. He achieved Graduate with Distinction from Purdue University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola University. Additionally, he is also a Certified Trainer from Ball State University and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
    Demonstrated strengths in Reliability Engineering are the development and implementation of proven strategies in Asset Management, Six Sigma, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Management of Organizational Change (MOC), Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Lubrication Excellence, MRO, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Operational Excellence and Reliability Analytics.

    Leon has a strong background with experience in the Automotive, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power and Energy, Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech and Steel Industries. He came to GenesisSolutions from SunCoke Energy where he served on the corporate staff as a Senior Reliability Engineer.

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