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WIT Lean Practitioner Seminar Series 2017-2018 – 5th Seminar – The LEAN Maintenance Journey

February 14, 2018
WIT Arena West Campus, Carriganore
Waterford, Ireland

In this seminar Joe O’Sullivan discusses the identification and implementation of a Lean Maintenance program. Although the application of lean tools, techniques and thinking has grown in popularity in organisations, there is limited information on how best to integrate lean thinking into an existing maintenance program. Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have created challenges for both Lean and Reliability Engineering models. This seminar will explore the benefits of amalgamating Lean and Reliability Engineering and proposes a Lean Maintenance roadmap that arguably could be adopted by any maintenance department.

About the speaker

Joe O’Sullivan served his time as a Fitter Turner with the Irish Sugar company in the 1980s. As a Maintenance Manager he has coached and mentored teams of maintenance practitioners over the past 20 years in both the electronic and pharmaceutical industries. He currently holds a Master of Business Studies in Lean Practice from Waterford Institute of Technology; a Master of Science Degree in Maintenance Engineering & Asset Management from University of Manchester; a Graduate Diploma in Management from University of Edinburgh; and a Diploma in Management from University of Limerick. He is currently secretary of the Japanese Karate Association of Ireland, which successfully hosted the World Karate-Do Championships in August 2017. His role model both in business and in his personal life is Stephen R Covey.