Friday, January 26, 2018

Laser Focused Turbo Implementation: Throwing the BS flag again

We live in a world where we are constantly sold silver bullets, magic pills, and laser focused turbo implementations. When in reality it takes focus, time, knowledge, and grit to implement organizational change. If someone promises you instant implementation, throw the BS flag. (If you don't have one let us know, we have plenty.) Real change takes more than a few weeks; no matter how many consultants you throw at it. Let's take a look at a traditional manufacturing reliability improvement initiative in each of these four areas.
First Focus: You need a vision to focus on and a plan to get you there. Chances are it will not be laser focused because reliability is a broad topic with may interdependent elements. For example, predictive maintenance without work processes is a fool's errand. 
Second Time:You need the time to train on the concepts and soak then train and soak again. You need the time to communicate the vision, focus, and the plan and then time for that to soak. You have to give the site the time to digest what is wrong with their current process before you can ask them to change to a new process. It all takes time. If anyone says they can generate meaningful organizational change in less than 6 months grab a flag.
Third Knowledge: Knowledge and "know how" speeds up the change process. You want to find it, consume it, and share it quickly. But even with a library of knowledge you need time to help the organization to absorb it and the others to put it to use.
Fourth Grit: Grit is the desire and fortitude to get things done even when it is hard. Organization change is hard. Really hard. Few are successful and a big reason is grit and gumption. If you have a vision, knowledge, and time but you don't have grit you will fail. It is that simple.
So in the end, don't look for silver bullets they are like seven day diets and 5 minute work outs, someone ends up fat and someone else ends up happy. If you are promised a quick fix or a turbo implementation throw that flag because you know that what is worth doing is worth doing right.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Eruditio Acquires HP Reliability

Eruditio and HP Reliability join forces as James Kovacevic joins the team as Principal Instructor.

CHARLESTON, SC, January 8, 2018 

Eruditio, LLC, a premier maintenance, reliability, and asset management professional training services company, acquired High Performance Reliability, Inc. on December 31, 2017.

High Performance Reliability, Inc. is built on the belief that a profitable and stable reliability and maintenance culture is an educated reliability and maintenance culture. High Performance Reliability provides an online toolbox of assessments, real world templates, and training resources your business can implement to achieve world-class efficiency and profitability.

James Kovacevic, Founder & Principal Consultant of HP Reliability stated “Our clients will benefit from the acquisition by Eruditio as it brings new and exciting offerings. The acquisition enables the strengths of HP Reliability and Eruditio to be combined, enabling improved deliverables and a wider offering of expertise for our clients.”

“We are excited about the additional technologies and resources available to Eruditio’s inspired Blended Learning (iBL®) students through this strategic acquisition”, said Shon Isenhour, Partner at Eruditio, LLC. “These are real world training tools and techniques for real world problems.”

The content provided with this acquisition will supplement Eruditio’s vast learning catalogue further strengthening our ability to identify, then prescribe a custom educational solution that allow companies to create sustainable organizational change and documented return on investment.

About Eruditio, LLC:

Eruditio, LLC is headquartered in Charleston, SC aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. We’re an education firm with a difference. We know that education without application is just entertainment. That’s why we focus on building custom learning experiences to develop, refine, and apply real-world skills.

Our inspired Blended Learning (iBL®) programs empower participants to take control of their learning experience. Eruditio uses blended learning techniques including instructor-led classes, eLearning modules, Augmented Reality, real-world case studies, interactive scenarios, and skills application activities within your facility or industrial environment to create a training experience like no other. When this is combined with our project based learning process and world class coaching the result is a 30:1 documented return on the training investment.