Topic: Use DE (Defect Elimination) to make your job easier
Fewer defects means fewer work orders and particularly, fewer reactive work orders. Engaging the team in the battle against defects is bringing the big boys to get at the source of the problems that plague our plants and facilities.
Then you can use your computer system directly to reduce defects in addition to managing the overall DE effort. Procedures can be built to not only facilitate the process of DE but also track this important good work.
It is well accepted that most systems are powerful tools for work execution management. Now we can see how to use powerfully to manage, track and report the progress of the DE program.
- Defect Elimination 101 (basics)
- Sources of Defects
- CMMS and Precision Maintenance
- Organizing, executing, reporting DE projects
Attendees will be able to identify suitable projects, use their CMMS to reduce Defects and report wins
Joel Levitt CRL, CPMM is the Director of Reliability Projects for Reliabilityweb.com. He previously worked for Life Cycle Engineering.
Mr. Levitt is a leading trainer of maintenance professionals. He has trained more than 17,000 maintenance leaders from 3000 organizations in 26 countries in over 500 sessions.
He has 30 years of experience in many facets of maintenance including process control design, source equipment inspector, electrician, field service technician, maritime operations and property management. Prior to that, Levitt worked for a CMMS vendor and as an owner/manager in manufacturing.
He is a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences and has written 10 popular maintenance management texts. He has also published over 200 articles on the topic. In the past Levitt served on the safety board of ANSI, Small Business United, National Family Business Council and on the executive committee of the Miquon School. He is currently a member of AFE and Vice President of the Philadelphia chapter.