Course 2



Monday TBD at 8:00 AM CDT


Friday TBD at 12:00 PM CDT




  University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus
  The Learning Lab, Estabrook Building
  Knoxville, TN  


***Food/Drinks provided during breaks and lunch each day of training...

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University of Tennessee

Kim Kallstrom

Reliability Solutions

Terry Southall


What can you expect to learn in Foundational Elements?

Where do the many activities we perform to keep our equipment reliable originate? Who decides which PM’s to do, when to do them and by whom? Are the many PM activities we perform correct, effective and efficient?

Asset Strategy Development (ASD) is a systematic,

scientific method for developing equipment strategies.

It is designed to take the emotion out of determining

what must be done in order to preserve the function

of a particular asset or system.

Upon successful completion, students will gain a firm
understanding, with classroom experience, of how to:
•    Utilize the ASD process to develop effective and
efficient equipment strategies
•    Optimize existing PM’s and eliminate ineffective and redundant work
•    Review their roles in the asset maintenance planned work process and more effectively manage small projects
•    Use reliability metrics to determine the effectiveness of current reliability efforts
The course begins with a review of effective communication techniques, including the importance of 3V communication. Students then learn the Asset Strategy Development (ASD) process, with practical, real-world examples. Using their own data, students build strategies for equipment in their own plants. Students are prepared to test, validate and potentially eliminate PM inspection task redundancy and reduce inventory using reverse ASD methods. Finally, students will examine effective and efficient work processes using traditional planning methods as well as Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

Subjects (included but not limited to):


Persuasive Communication

  • How Communication Is Received

  • Communication: Verbal, Vocal, Visual

  • Types of Communication

  • Your Current Communication Level

  • Persuasive Communication

Asset Strategy Development (ASD)

  • How Machines Fail: Patterns of Failure

  • ASD Guiding Principles

  • ASD Pre-Work: Gathering Relevant Data

  • Performing an ASD Analysis

    • Functions

    • Functional Failures

    • Failure Modes

    • Consequences of Failure

    • Age Related vs Random

    • Task to Mitigate the Problem

    • Task Frequency

    • Who Should Perform the Task

    • ASD Facilitation

    • Short Form ASD

    • Integrating ASD with RCPE Analysis

    • Reverse ASD Process

Effective Work Management

  • Identification

  • Prioritizing the Work

  • Planning the Work

  • Scheduling the Work

  • Executing the Work

  • Documenting What was Done

  • Auditing the System

  • Managing for Improvement


Target Participants:

ERMS  has been carefully designed for anyone who has a role in reliability including Production and Maintenance leaders, supervisors, engineers, and lead hands. Reliability leaders, managers and engineers. 




ERMS Bootcamp




4 1/2 days of formal training 

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