STO eBook Series – Reliability Asset Management: Business Needs
Written on . By CPM Solutions
We are pleased to present to you the first of a series of eBooks related to Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages for the manufacturing industry, sharing best practices and lessons-learned to help you improve your STO project performance. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience through lessons-learned across a wide variety of industries on five continents, in numerous countries. During that time, I was fortunate to have worked with some of the best people in the business of Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Outages and Reliability Asset Management, on some of the most challenging projects. Now, my passion for transferring knowledge through blog posts, training materials, instructing, coaching and mentoring has led me to create this series of eBooks to sum up my career achievements and to help you achieve excellence in Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Performance Management.
In the coming months I’ll be working with CPM Solutions Ltd., STO Navigator to publish five volumes—covering each phase of a STO project from Reliability Asset Management to Closure—with 12 monthly issues of best practice and lessons-learned for the critical Functional Areas necessary for STO Performance Management.
In this issue, we’ll focus on the Corporate Long Range Business Plan in conjunction with a Reliability Asset Management Program to help you forecast expenditures while maintaining Process Availability to match market demand, legal requirements and resource availability for Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this issue as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. I believe there are numerous opportunities to improve how we plan and execute STO projects, to improve safety, cost, downtime, quality and worker performance—the key performance measures that we all strive to exceed through sharing of knowledge and learning from others—while establishing High Process Availability and High Equipment Reliability at the Lowest Risk/Cost.