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Dates October 25 - 26, 2017
Location Crowne Plaza Chicago - Northbrook, Northbrook, IL
Instructor Rowdy Brixey - President, Brixey Engineering, Inc.
Audience Plant Managers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Operations Managers, Maintenance Supervisors & Planners/Schedulers
Registration ASB Members: $1,295     NonMembers: $1,795
Deadline: October 10, 2017
Group Registration Discount
Schedule Starts: 8:00am CT Wednesday, October 25
Ends: 4:00pm CT Thursday, October 26

Course Information

What is the definition of Run to Failure? The simplest maintenance strategy is to execute run to failure maintenance (also known as “run to fail”). In this strategy, assets are deliberately allowed to operate until they break down, at which point reactive maintenance is performed.

This is not a good strategy for food plants; this workshop is designed to provide tactical ideas on how to get out of this mode of operation.  Once stabilized plants can begin focusing on a preventive maintenance approach.

 Learning Objectives

  • Understand what leads to reactive maintenance and tactical strategies for getting out of run to fail.
  • Each attendee should expect to leave the workshop with a strategy plan which they built from the ideas shared and learned during the workshop.


  • Ÿ Explore RTF, examples: cause and affect
  • Ÿ Define reactive, preventive, proactive and predictive maintenance
  • Ÿ Why or how do operations become reactive
  • Ÿ What needs to change to move away from RTF
  • Ÿ What’s critical and what can wait
  • Ÿ How to gain additional resource hours
  • Ÿ Do you have the best schedule
  • Ÿ Is the work planned in the correct order
  • Ÿ What makes for a good pitstop
  • Ÿ Down day planning
  • Ÿ 80/20 and 20/80
  • Ÿ Repeat failures or random: diagnosis
  • Ÿ What is the root cause
  • Ÿ Building an action plan and timeline
  • Ÿ Keeping score
  • Ÿ Coaching and feedback, next steps



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