PARTNERS 2019

Alstom Trimble

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Knorr Bremse NEM Solutions skf ubimet proudfoot

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

Learn how to:


  • Comparing And Contrasting Approaches To Long Term Vehicle Condition Based Maintenance
  • Replacing Legacy Equipment With State Of The Art Equipment And Understanding The New Requirements To Maintain And Operate This
  • Evolving A Workforce That Is Able To Maintain And Operate Rolling Stock As We Continue Through The Lifecycle And Have Newer Systems Installed And Acquired
  • Creating A Solid Structured Maintenance Plan To Achieve The Timely Completion Of Maintenance
  • Cost Analysis Of Different Predictive Maintenance Technologies And Establishing The Return On Investment Of Implementing These Technologies

Agenda - Day One

Day One: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

ANALYZING THE INDUSTRY PATH TO BETTER MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES - HOW ARE NORTH AMERICAN TRANSIT AGENCIES DEVELOPING IMPROVED APPROACHES TO LIFECYCLE ASSET MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF MAINTENANCE PROCESSES?

08:45 Coffee and Registration

09:15 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Clive Cashin, Rolling Stock Manager, Serco Middle East

09:30 Applying Continuous Improvement To Asset Management And Maintenance Strategies To Cut Costs Whilst Ensuring Greater Reliability

  • What are the current best practices in rolling stock maintenance?
  • How can we continuously improve our maintenance strategies?
  • What is the future vision for rolling stock asset management and what will this deliver to agencies and customers?

Vernon Hartsock, Chief Engineer, Maryland Transit Administration

09:55 Questions & Discussion

Life Cycle Strategy Case Study

10:00 Preparing A Comprehensive Maintenance Strategy From Day One Of The Procurement Phase To Prolong The Lifecycle Of Your Rolling Stock And Cut Maintenance Costs

  • Writing specifications in the commercial requirements to protect yourselves from future issues
  • Developing a plan that is resistant to management change
  • Identifying successful lifecycle maintenance strategies to reduce spare ratio requirements
  • What kinds of tools are available to help with lifecycle analysis?

Frank Palmeri, Director Reliability Centered Maintenance Planning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

10:25 Questions & Discussion

10:30 Refreshment Break In The Networking And Exhibition Area

11:00 Building A Business Case For On-Board Condition Monitoring

Examining the many ways a solid business case can be developed and presented to internal Maintenance, Reliability, Engineering and C-Level management executives. This presentation will explore, discuss and develop the following topics:

  • Condition Vs. Predictive vs. Preventive vs. Prognostic Monitoring Models
  • Review the different Value Propositions of CBM
  • The minimum operational adjustments to take advantage of CBM now
  • How to build a financial/ROI business case for CBM
  • How to build an Operational business case for CBM
  • Procurement and service trends on the horizon

Keith Abate, Sr. Director of Sales and Business Development, Perpetuum

11:25 Questions & Discussion

Case Study - Utilizing Six Sigma In Maintenance

11:30 Maintenance Process Optimization: How To Remain Efficient And Identify New Ways Of Fixing Things By Performing Task Analysis Using Teachings In Six Sigma

  • Shorten your rolling stock downtime through implementing new Six Sigma processes
  • Save consistently on your maintenance costs, eg changing traction motor
  • Redirect your labor time to tackle tasks that haven't been undertaken for years and drastically improve your fleet

George Brooks,  Director of Maintenance, Roberts and Powelton Yards,
Outlying point locations and ROCC mechanical control center, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

11:55 Questions & Discussion

12:00 Understanding The Latest Approaches To Asset Management And Maintenance Scheduling Optimization

  • How to complete your maintenance tasks on time
  • Using maintenance systems to minimize cost
  • Reduce downtime and increase reliability
  • How to prioritize your projects according to available budget and needs

Stefania Radopoulou, Product Manager (Data Analytics & Data Services), Trimble Rail

12:15 Questions & Discussion

12:20 Lunch In The Networking And Exhibition Area

PANEL DISCUSSON - UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS AND CHALLENGES WITHIN THE LABOR FORCE AND HOW THESE CAN BE MANAGED TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR MAINTENANCE STRATEGY

13:30 Ensuring Your Maintenance Workforce Is Equipped To Adapt To The Changing Technologies Of Your Rolling Stock & Creating The Next Generation Of Rolling Stock Engineers

With all these emerging technologies for maintenance, the industry is undergoing rapid change and the required skill sets are not currently coming in through the door.  How does the industry change from a basic mechanic with a basic toolbox to somebody that is working on a very complex, modern machine with complex on board equipment? Is the maintenance industry stepping up to meet these challenges? Equipment is changing and so we need to adjust in terms of how to maintain it. What does the rolling stock industry need to do when it comes to employee training, employee positions, categories, skill sets, and other factors such as human resources and union workforce issues?

  • How to help your workforce to evolve with your systems changes
  • What retraining is required?
  • What is most optimal? In -house training or external training?
  • How to deal with unions' issues on job reclassification
  • Attracting qualified engineers with software skills, what are the regional differences?
  • How do you attract young, new talent?
  • What programs are out there to promote the rail industry to the next generation and show that the rail industry has adopted leading edge technologies?
  • What can the industry do collectively to improve talent acquisition and compete with other more attractive industries such as aerospace?

Devin Rouse, Director, Passenger Rail Division - Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, US Dept. of Transportation

Vernon Hartsock, Chief Engineer,Maryland Transit Administration

Richard Stelmach, Deputy Director, Modernization Knorr Rail Service, Knorr Brake Company

Michael Woodburn, Engineering/Training Supervisor, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)

Lauren Sugerman, Director, National Center for Women's Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment, Chicago Women in Trades

14:15 Questions & Discussion

14:30 The Digital And Personnel Challenges Of Modelling Data From More Than 55,000 Rail Cars

In 12 years NEM Solutions has built a platform that currently provides predictive analytics for over 55,000 rail cars. This presentation will take us through the journey NEM Solutions has travelled in the Predictive Analytics world. From inception to the current scenario, we will cover the main challenges faced and the solutions that have been implemented.

  • Access to data: myth or reality?
  • Scalability of the platform: how to cope with over 55,000 rail cars.
  • Condition based maintenance scheduling: a reality today.
  • Success stories: predictive analytics failure detections.
  • North America Transit Agencies & Predictive Analytics: what needs to be done?

Gorka Parada, CEO, NEM Solutions

14:50 Questions & Discussion

14:55    Refreshment Break In The Networking And Exhibition Area

CASE STUDY

15:25    Leaning Forward in a Light Rail Car Maintenance Shop 

A case study and discussion about how lean fundamentals and maintenance excellence principles transformed the MBTA's Riverside Carhouse from a shop with entrenched behaviors and cost overruns to a culture of continuous improvement. Learn how Proudfoot's Dennis Santare and MBTA's Kimberly Woollard led the charge to improve management behaviors, successfully implement new tools, and break engrained habits in order to drive down overtime and material costs in just 16 weeks.

  • Driving active management behaviors on the shop floor
  • Winning over the toughest employees
  • Keeping it simple when deploying new tools
  • Engaging your workforce early and often during times of change
  • Digital?  Not so fast, get analog going first, then simple digital (like Google forms), then go for Industry 4.0

Kimberly Woollard, Deputy Director, Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Dennis Santare, Managing Director, MRO North America, Proudfoot

15:50    Questions & Discussion

Case Study - Outsourcing

15:55 How to Optimize Your Maintenance Strategy Through Outsourcing Of Maintenance Activities 

  • How to determine whether an activity should be conducted in-house or outsourced?
  • Are long-term maintenance contracts financially justifiable?

Nicolas Flix, Maintenance Engineering Director, Alstom

 16:20    Questions & Discussion

Federal Railroad Administration's Service Life Extension Program

16:25 49 Code Of Federal Regulations §238.309 - Periodic Brake Equipment Maintenance

Intervals at which the brake equipment on various types of passenger equipment shall be periodically cleaned, repaired, and tested, and alternative maintenance procedures providing equivalent safety.

Peter Lapré, Railroad Safety Specialist, Federal Railroad Administration

16:55    Questions & Discussion

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE ON THE INDUSTRY AND IDENTIFYING TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS TO THE COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES POSED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

17:00    Understanding The Impact Of, And Adapting To The Latest Regulations Concerning The Rolling Stock Industry, Including MAP 21, PTC Requirements And Buy America

How rolling stock is being maintained clearly impacts new system-wide reliability performance measures for the transit industry that were set by federal government in 2018, and are due to be made public next year. What new issues does the compliance process raise for maintenance? How is the industry taking account of the different aspects of the vehicles that will actually meet the targets and how is this making them change their maintenance priorities and their recapitalization priorities?

  • Compliance with the Buy America requirements when purchasing parts for railcars
  • Challenges in sourcing cost-effective suppliers that meet all the needs of your system and also meet the Buy America constraints
  • MAP-21 and the state of good repair initiative
  • PTC Requirements update

Devin Rouse, Director, Passenger Rail Division - Office of Railroad Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, US Dept. of Transportation

17:20    Questions & Discussion

17:30  Chair's Conclusion to Day One

Clive Cashin, Rolling Stock Manager, Serco Middle East

17:40  Networking Drinks Reception For Speakers And Delegates

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TOPICS AT A GLANCE

Day One

  • Asset Management And Maintenance Strategy Continuous Improvement. Analyzing The Industry Path To Better Maintenance Strategies To Cut Cost Whilst Becoming More Reliable
  • Forming A Winning Maintenance Strategy From The Start To Prolong The Lifecycle Of Your Rolling Stock And Cut Maintenance Cost
  • How To Stay Efficient and Find New Ways Of Fixing Things By Performing Task Analysis Using Teachings In Six Sigma
  • Asset Management And Maintenance Scheduling Optimization
  • Ensuring Your Workforce Adapts To The Changing Technologies Of Your Rolling Stock
  • Creating The Next Generation Of Rolling Stock Engineers
  • Outsourcing Your Maintenance
  • Federal Railroad Administration's Service Life Extension Program
  • Understanding the Impact of, and Adapting to the Latest Regulations Concerning The Rolling Stock Industry, Including MAP 21, PTC Requirements And Buy America
  • Extracting the Maximum Value From Your Taxpayer Financed Maintenance Budget And Maximising Opportunities For Obtaining New Funds

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