Reliability Leadership Summit Announced

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Top industry execs to focus on asset management in capital intensive industries.

Companies lose hundreds of thousands of dollars every day from equipment failures. These failures can result in excessive downtime, lost capacity, increased maintenance costs, secondary damage, and attendant safety and environmental issues. To help companies avoid these problems, Ivara, the industry leader and innovator in asset performance management software solutions, is hosting a Reliability Leadership Summit, co-sponsored by Tampa-based USC Consulting Group (USCCG), at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, September 17 -- 20.

According to Ivara CEO Gerry Bleau, "Maintenance and reliability of capital assets is the last untapped frontier in most industries for improving the bottom line."

Instead of investing in new assets, he says, organizations can optimize the reliability of existing capital assets to:

  • increase capacity, throughput, asset utilization, OEE;
  • reduce variance in capacity;
  • ensure maximum return on asset investment; and
  • improve quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.

tSummit attendees can learn more about reliability centered maintenance in simulated plant tours of Quebec Cartier Mining and Dofasco Tubular Products; workshops on improving asset reliability; and from ten industry case studies that demonstrate its positive impact on profits and revenues.

Other industry experts at the summit include:

  • Bill Chisholm, CEO of Dofasco Arecelor Mittal Tubular Products,

who will talk about The Journey to Operational Excellence;

  • Stephen Thomas, author of Improving Maintenance and Reliability

Through Cultural Change;

  • Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP, publisher of Uptime and Reliability

Magazine and the man behind; and

  • USCCG Senior Operations Manager Ken Staresinic and Project

Manager Scott Page, who will discuss Bridging the Gap Between Lean Manufacturing and Lean Maintenance.

To register for the Ivara Reliability Leadership Summit, call 1-877-746-3787 or visit the summit web site at

About Ivara: Ivara is the market leader in industrial asset performance management software. Its solution prevents industrial equipment failure, increasing production and lowering costs for better business performance. By transforming data into real-time intelligence, Ivara helps plant and operations management make fast and accurate business decisions. Customers realizing the benefits of the Ivara solution include Peabody, Domtar, Southern California Edison, ArcelorMittal, and Cargill. For more information, visit

About USC Consulting Group (USCCG): USCCG is an independent operations management consulting firm with nearly 40 years' experience in the area of business performance improvement. It combines extensive subject matter expertise, gained in the course of successfully completing over 1,300 engagements, with enabling technology to drive and sustain superior results. The firm offers an array of services that include Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, process improvement, project management, value stream mapping, training and facilitation, blended learning solutions, modeling and simulation, and world class maintenance management and reliability services. USCCG is a Microsoft Managed partner headquartered in Tampa, FL. It also has offices in Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto. For more information, visit


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