MORE! stands for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Excellence! and building a conference centered around MORE! has been one of my dreams come true.
What Perked my Interest in Reliability?
- Mechanical Ultrasound
- Motion Amplification
- Motor Circuit Testing
- Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
- Oil Analysis
- Vibration Analysis
His amazing words and knowledge left a lasting impression on me and I immediately knew that I had to share his words and knowledge with our customers and the rest of the world. That May, CMMS Data Group held its first equipment reliability training classes led by Terry Harris. Attendees learned how to make equipment operate 2-5 times longer! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas but not in this case.
After meeting Terry, I still couldn’t figure out why equipment reliability was such a foreign concept in our field. I then thought back to my first days at DataStream in 1998 while getting trained as an MP2 CMMS software training consultant. Two things left a lasting impression on me. The 1st thing was when one of the training managers introduced John Moubray’s book, RCM II, to the class. I was so inspired by the brief RCM introduction that after class, I asked him if I could borrow his book and he said, “Yes.” The next day, when I went to talk him about what I had learned, he replied, “RCM only applies to high-risk, life-threatening industries such as the airline industry. You don’t need to worry about this,” and left it at that. Talk about crestfallen. I had been so excited to learn more only to be told no.
Because of my love for inventory and because I knew that this man knew what he was talking about, I was hooked and wanted to learn more. Unfortunately, I never pursued learning more from him but one of our latest new hires, Bill Mountjoy, CMRP, VP of Reliability Engineering, did. Don Nyman took Bill under his wing and gave him the knowledge to lead organizations to achieve maintenance excellence.
And looking back even further to when I was pursuing my Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing and operations management at IIT, I studied many great things including the great work of W. Edwards Deming, however, reliability concepts weren’t discussed. Dr. Mark R. Goldstein, another maintenance and reliability guru that I met along the way in 2006, said that he was a student of Dr. Deming and that Dr. Deming said that after quality comes reliability.
As a provider of MVP Plant, our award-winning CMMS software, I wanted to give users something more than just a CMMS user conference. I wanted to give them a conference where CMMS software AND maintenance and reliability topics were taught and discussed. I wanted users to be shown how to use MVP Plant to apply and support what they learned about achieving maintenance and reliability excellence. And so we did. We held our first MORE! conference in 2018 and it was a huge success.
- MVP Plant
- All Others
Regardless of what CMMS software users employ or where they are on their maintenance excellence journey, whether it be highly reactive or approaching world class, users will benefit from MORE! 2020.
My goal is to make the world more mechanically reliable and together, we can achieve this goal! To maintenance and reliability success! Contact Us today for more information!
Founded in 2000 to help organizations achieve maintenance excellence, CMMS Data Group is the market leader in CMMS software and services. Led by the award-winning MVP Plant™ CMMS software and its professional services and technical support, the Company also provides comprehensive reliability engineering services, enabling maintenance and facilities teams to increase customer satisfaction, reliability, capacity, productivity, and profitability.