APM On Air

APM On Air

A podcast that brings maintenance and reliability professionals the connection between excellence and knowledge. Join host Larry Olson as he explores what continuous improvement looks like through the 5 domains of Asset Performance Management (APM); Leadership, Data Management, Work Management, Strategy Management, and Investigation Management. With a variety of educational series, special guests, and real-world case studies, each episode provides new insights, challenges, and perspectives on the road to reliability.Visit www.nexusglobal.com/apmsolutions for more info!


August 26, 2020 21 mins

On this week's episode, Larry chats with Campbell Scott, founder and owner of i4 Business Improvements, to discuss the evolution of Continuous Improvement (CI). Campbell and Larry discuss the dramatic change COVID-19 has brought to the operating landscape and the important role CI plays in helping businesses forced to rapidly re-adjust culture, processes, and strategies to survive.

Campbell shares his wealth of knowledge and ex...

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On this episode, Larry talks with Pilar Valderrama, Asset Management Technology Manager for Stork-Flour, about her mission to bring Asset Management and ISO 55000 to Latin America. Pilar shares why implementing Asset Management programs with ISO 55000 standards and embracing Industry 4.0 will define which companies/industries sustain now and in the future. 

Tune in to hear how Stork is using Industry 4.0 and Formula 1 pit-stop turna...

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More than 50% of the process industry is still operating with paper or file-based maintenance systems and people dependent processes for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). In today's environment, innovation is no longer an option. To stay relevant with performance and ride out the retiring workforce, now is the time to invest in RCA capabilities and data.

On this week’s episode, Larry chats with Jaclyn Arnold, VP of Owner Operator at H...

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June 26, 2020 13 mins

On this episode of APM On Air, Larry explores the age old question of what triggers a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and why one size doesn't fit all. Multiple factors (industry, location, etc.) and the type of RCA event play significant roles in determining the trigger and defining the proper mitigation strategy.

Tune in as Larry explains how developing RCA process standards, identifying proactive vs reactive triggers, an...

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On this episode of APM On Air, Mark O'Brien, Owner and Chief Analyst for Tribology Solutions, joins us to discuss how COVID-19 is effecting lubrication programs, the easy way to extend an asset's expected lifecycle, and why it's cheaper to operate correctly than by mistake. 

Covering everything from proper techniques, proper storage, contamination, and onto delivery, Larry and Mark break down why lubrication is the ke...

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For the final episode of our multipart series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Larry completes the last two steps of the DMAIC process - Improve and Control. Moving on from the Analyze stage, it's now time to validate suggested actions, develop a plan to implement corrective actions, and put control measures and standard practices in place. 

Missed episodes of the multi-part series? Start with the in...

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On this episode of our multi-part series, Larry begins to Analyze the incident using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Taking what we've learned in the previous Define and Measure phases, it's now time to transpose the data into fact driven information and start linking the root causes back to the defined problem statement.

Missed the first 3 episodes of the multi...

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On this episode of APM On Air, we have Ryan Chan, CEO & Founder of UpKeep, on the show to discuss how COVID-19 will continue to impact maintenance and reliability. Larry and Ryan share what companies/industries will survive the new norm and how embracing digitalization and sophisticated technology will bring positive change to our post COVID world.

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Welcome back to our multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) where we walk listeners through using a DMAIC RCA approach to solving a single problem. On this episode, Larry continues with the Measurement phase of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process so we can begin to measure or investigate the incident.

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Everyone should be using Continuous Improvement as an ongoing effort to improve equipment reliability, services, and processes. On this episode, join host Larry Olson as he sets the scene for a multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

For the first episode of the series, Larry will introduce RCA basics such as techniques/tools (5 Whys, Fishbone, Cause Mapping, FMEA, PDAC, A3) and the DMAIC (Defi...

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Welcome back to the multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA). On this episode, Larry begins to break down the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process by examining part 1, the Define phase.

Missed the intro episode for this multi-part series? Get up to speed and listen here as Larry sets the scene on the basics of RCA such as techniques/tools (5 Whys, Fishbone, Cause Mapping, FM...

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Episode 2 | Larry Olson and special guest Andy Gager discuss why managers need the Language of Finance to gain backing and support for capital/major expenditure spending.
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Episode 1 | Larry Olson and special guest Peter Schurmann discuss the ins and outs of Failure modes and how to accelerate APM through Strategy Management.
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