APM On Air

APM On Air

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A podcast that brings maintenance and reliability professionals the connection between excellence and knowledge. Join host Larry Olson as he explores what continuous improvement looks like through the 5 domains of Asset Performance Management (APM); Le…


Triggers of a Root Cause Analysis
Jun 26 • 13 min
On this episode of APM On Air, Larry explores the age old question of what triggers a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and why one size doesn’t fit all. Multiple factors (industry, location, etc.) and the type of RCA event play significant roles in determining…
Lubrication Best Practices for COVID-19
Jun 19 • 22 min
On this episode of APM On Air, Mark O’Brien, Owner and Chief Analyst for Tribology Solutions, joins us to discuss how COVID-19 is effecting lubrication programs, the easy way to extend an asset’s expected lifecycle, and why it’s cheaper to operate…
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 4/5 - Implement & Control
Jun 5 • 8 min
For the final episode of our multipart series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Larry completes the last two steps of the DMAIC process - Improve and Control. Moving on from the Analyze stage, it’s now time to validate…
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 3 - Analysis
Jun 5 • 8 min
On this episode of our multi-part series, Larry begins to Analyze the incident using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Taking what we’ve learned in the previous Define and Measure phases, it’s…
Maintenance & Reliability Outlook Post COVID-19
Jun 1 • 24 min
On this episode of APM On Air, we have Ryan Chan, CEO & Founder of UpKeep, on the show to discuss how COVID-19 will continue to impact maintenance and reliability. Larry and Ryan share what companies/industries will survive the new norm and how…
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 2 - Measure
May 26 • 6 min
Welcome back to our multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) where we walk listeners through using a DMAIC RCA approach to solving a single problem. On this episode, Larry continues with the Measurement phase of the…
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Part 1 - Define
May 18 • 9 min
Welcome back to the multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root Cause Analysis (RCA). On this episode, Larry begins to break down the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process by examining part 1, the Define phase.Missed…
Continuous Improvement Through RCA: Series Intro
May 18 • 5 min
Everyone should be using Continuous Improvement as an ongoing effort to improve equipment reliability, services, and processes. On this episode, join host Larry Olson as he sets the scene for a multi-part series on Continuous Improvement through Root…
Managers Need to Learn the Language of Finance
Feb 26, 2019 • 16 min
Episode 2 | Larry Olson and special guest Andy Gager discuss why managers need the Language of Finance to gain backing and support for capital/major expenditure spending.
Accelerating Asset Performance by Owning the Failure Mode
Feb 26, 2019 • 17 min
Episode 1 | Larry Olson and special guest Peter Schurmann discuss the ins and outs of Failure modes and how to accelerate APM through Strategy Management.