Asset Reliability Experts to Address Capital-Intensive Industries Executives at Strategic Workship

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Adopting a low-risk asset reliability strategy can improve results without increasing capital investment.

Experts on asset reliability are scheduled to address some three dozen senior-level executives in operations, engineering and finance at a strategic workshop for capital-intensive industries, June 21 and 22 in Las Vegas. The workshop is hosted by Burlington, Ontario-based Ivara, an industry leader and innovator in asset reliability solutions, and USC Consulting Group (USCCG), an operations management firm specializing in business performance improvement headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

At the event, executives from such capital-intensive industries as metals and mining, pulp and paper, energy and utilities, and automotive and industrial equipment manufacturing can discover how leading companies are gaining a competitive advantage by adopting a low-risk, proven asset reliability strategy to deliver measurable results without increasing capital investment.

John Mayberry, past CEO of Dofasco, Inc., a former USCCG client, will deliver the keynote address following opening remarks by Ivara President and CEO, Gerry Bleau. USCCG Partner David Riggs will discuss "Why the Market Demands Change and Urgent Response."

Internationally renowned reliability expert Al Weber will reveal how capital-intensive companies are utilizing a reliability strategy to get more from their existing capital assets. Mr. Weber will uncover "the hidden plant" and show how using state-of-the-art asset reliability technology and consulting expertise increases capacity, reduces variance in capacity, improves quality, and ensures safety and environmental integrity.

On the second day, Jim Littlefield, USCCG business development executive, will walk attendees through "The Business Case for Reliability," focusing on three key areas:

. developing a reliability-based financial improvement plan;

. fast-tracking return on investment; and

. identifying leading and lagging performance metrics.

In addition, workshop attendees will learn how such companies as Domtar Paper and Quebec Cartier Mining have achieved a competitiveness advantage by embracing asset reliability as one of their key corporate strategies.

To register for this strategic workshop, call 877-746-3787, ext. 312.

About Ivara

The leader in asset reliability solutions, Ivara helps capital intensive companies improve operational performance by better managing the reliability of their plant assets. Ivara's state of the art technology and unique methodology implements reliability one asset at a time, resulting in a high financial impact that is quickly realized. By putting in place a proactive asset reliability process, supported by reliability expertise and technology, Ivara helps transition organizations to proactively managing asset health. For more information about Ivara, visit

About USC Consulting Group

USC Consulting Group is a world-class operations management firm that has helped hundreds of North American-headquartered companies improve their business performance across the globe by increasing throughput, reducing costs, eliminating waste, increasing productivity, improving quality, and leveraging existing assets.

USCCG excels at bringing about enterprise-wide Lean transformation resulting in significant operating and financial gains in such industries as mining, metals, automotive, food processing, pulp and paper, power generation, and discrete manufacturing.

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