Drew D. Troyer Keynote Presentations
Sigma Reliability Solutions
If you're a manufacturing or other equipment-dependent company, you should Invite Drew to deliver a keynote address at your next corporate meeting or event. He's a noted thought leader an award winning author. A reliability engineer and MBA by profession, he'll speak to you about how a framework of reliability management will enable you to achieve your business goals. He has an entertaining style and frequently utilizes analogies and stories to help everyone understand and appreciate the message - and the message always relates to performance. He'll illustrate the relationship between process and equipment reliability and Lean Business, return on net assets (RONA), your income statement and balance sheet, and, ultimately, creating shareholder value. Drew's message is always delivered in Dollars and $ense!
Below is a summary of some of the topics on which Drew can speak. If you have a specific topic or set of goals, we'll arrange a consultation so you can be sure that Drew's message will be just right for your meeting.
To arrange for Drew to speak at your next meeting or event, contact Stacey McCauley at:
(662) 890-9392, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying Your Business…
Every day of the year, 11,000 commercial air flights occur every day in the USA alone. Complex electro-mechanical machines (airplanes) complete a very complex mission. They take off, fly and land in the influence of weather, other airplanes and random events, like birds getting into the engines!
Four Million flights occur each year. How do we manage to go years without a crash? It's simple, crashes simply aren't an option. Crashes are devastating to the business and intolerable to consumers. The aviation industry has adopted processes and systems to ensure the reliability and dependability of air travel to ensure consumer safety - the framework of reliability management. How powerful is this framework and is it applicable to industries outside of aviation? Dr. Atul Gawande, in his book "The Checklist Manifesto" reported from a study conducted by the World Health Organization, that a simple checklist, just one part of a reliability management system, cut the preventable death rate resulting from mistake during surgery in half! What could deployment of the entire framework do for your business?
Drew Troyer is a noted expert and award winning author on the subject of reliability management. Moreover, he knows how to adapt the framework that's employed by the aviation industry, to achieve absolute risk elimination, to your business, where driving return on assets, economic value added and share price is the goal and the bottom line.
Plant Reliability - In Dollars and $ense!
Reliability is a buzzword today - but it's really nothing new. It's a framework of management tools that was originally designed to keep airplanes from falling out of the sky. And it still works great in that capacity, but it can be retooled and modified to meet the needs of any equipment-dependent entity, like a manufacturing plant. Reliability is not a program - it's a lifestyle. If you adopt it, you'll reap the benefits. In this address, Drew will discuss the general approach for adopting a reliable lifestyle and relate the benefits to KPIs that are important to you, like return on net assets (RONA), economic value added (EVA) and share price.
Lean and Reliable!
Recent research suggests that nearly 70% of American manufacturing firms are in some fashion and at some stage implementing Lean Manufacturing or Lean Business - the Toyota Production System. Why not?! It makes a lot of sense to do so. Lean is about taking out fat in your business processes - like excess inventory, transfer costs, etc. Much of the fat is in place because we don't have confidence in the inherent reliability of our manufacturing processes - it's there to mitigate risk. In this address we'll discuss how to employ reliability engineering and management practices to instill inherent dependability in your manufacturing processes and target waste elimination and get Lean with confidence!
Data is the Difference Between Deciding and Guessing!
Most plants are data rich and information poor. In a recent benchmark study by the Aberdeen Group, In this address, I dive into the value of data mining to refine plant operations and maintenance activities and the deployment of a Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS). In this talk I discuss the value of converting data into information and the methods for doing it.
If Only it Weren't for the People…
Most reliability initiatives are very equipment oriented. However, my research (which aligns with the research of others) suggests that about 80% of what goes wrong is people related. In this talk, I discuss the plant as a system of technological artifacts, organizational artifacts and human artifacts. We'll discuss how to manage the human and organizational factors, including the social psychological aspects of plant reliability.
Breaking Down the Silos
For many organizations, reliability is simply a synonym for maintenance. In reality, maintenance is about fixing broken things. Reliability is about keeping it from getting broken by managing causal factors cross functionally. In this talk, we'll discuss the various roles of different functional groups in achieving reliable business operations, including sales and marketing, plant and equipment design and procurement, upstream supply chain, downstream supply chain, plant operations and plant maintenance.
Life Cycle Cost-Based Design
More technical than the other topics, this discussion addresses the fact that design represents the DNA of the plant and its machines - the genetic code. We'll discuss design for reliability, maintainability, operability flexibility and all the other "abilities" we require. The emphasis is on transitioning from a purchase price minimization-based design policy to a life cycle cost minimization-based design policy, considering design, manufacture, install and commissioning, operations, maintenance and disposal costs.