EMS Cognito presenting "World Class Reliability through Changing People"
Richard Kelly MD of EMS Cognito explains the connection between Galileo, flat Earth thinkers and the shift that has to be made to business thought processes to transform the culture
The inaugural Manufacturing Management Show took place over two days last Wednesday and Thursday the 23rd and 24th November at The Ricoh Stadium in Coventry.
One of the keynotes I was booked on was from Richard Kelly MD of EMS Cognito presenting on transforming workplace teams to achieve World Class Reliability.
I admit that I have previous knowledge of EMS delivering RCA and RCM masterclasses at my previous employer PepsiCo as part of the Walkers Snackfood business.
The courses proved to be a great grounding for our reliability team to get a head start in formulating the best process for our business.
It was good to see the EMS process attracting around 30 participants for the first of the 40 minute presentations that kicked off the Thursday morning sessions.
It outlined the evolution of maintenance and visited the start of reliability engineering with the United Airlines, Stanley Nolan, Howard Heap study in 1978 that provided the first comprehensive description of RCM in the airline industry.
John Moubray expanded on this in "RCM II Reliability-centred Maintenance" his book from 1991 that introduced the theory and practices to industries other than aviation.
My well thumbed copy of RCM II by John Moubray
Richard's presentation was full of insights into the EMS Cognito methodology at work in some diverse industries. Examples of error proofing, Autonomous Maintenance, Condition Monitoring with a common sense approach were evident.
Richard was busy afterwards with audience members requesting more information and copies of the entertaining presentation.
There is definitely a lot to be learnt from this strategic method of gaining the best for your workforce whilst increasing reliability and reducing costs; something that more operations will have to look at in the present economic climate.
Thanks to EMS Cognito for the presentation and Richard Kelly for allowing me to photograph him in action.