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  David Bell Betsy Bischof
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  David.Bell@cpbis.gatech.edu BBischof@amctec.com

New Online Course Starts January 8th


ATLANTA, GEORGIA, November 27, 2002--- On January 8, 2003 the Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) and the Center for Paper Business and Industries Studies (CPBIS) will present the first of a five part series on Defining and Achieving a Reliability Culture. The live training courses will be delivered directly to your site via the Internet.

The courses are developed specifically for Maintenance, Production and Reliability Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers and Planners. Each session will define the tools and techniques to achieving a reliability-based system. Participants will be able to translate and utilize examples in their daily environment.

The courses are:
Presented by: Mark Latino, Vice President Operations for Reliability Center, Inc.
Introduction by: Bob Taylor, Vice President of Manufacturing Systems, IP
Moderated by: Joe Konkel, Manager, Maintenance & IT, Georgia-Pacific


1) Root Cause Failure Analysis January 8, 2003 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

This module will demonstrate that reliability covers a wide array of activities such as preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, planning & scheduling etc. The module will show that the strength of the individual reliability components becomes exponential when fully supported by management.

2) Preventive Maintenance January 22, 2003 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Preventive Maintenance is one of the least understood areas of maintenance management. Many PM programs are based on the recommendations of manufacturers, while others are based on experience and history. This presentation will show the problems associated with using either of these two methods and also will present a third option -- That of a structured framework for the creation of maintenance routines based on the requirements of the users of the equipment in its operational context.

3) Predictive Maintenance February 5, 2003 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

This module will demonstrate a wide variety of condition-based maintenance techniques and methods, as well as provide a structured approach to the integration of the two concepts of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.

4) Planning & Scheduling February 19, 2003 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

This module will detail efforts required in an effective planning and scheduling regime. This arena -- although one of the more developed in the maintenance spectrum -- is still an area where generally there are many doubts and lack of attention across the board.

5) Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) March 5, 2003 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

CMMS is the predominant tool used for managing maintenance today. However, the incidents of CMMS "failures" are rising substantially. This is due -- in the majority of cases -- to poor selection and implementation strategies. This module takes us through the various systems that exist in the marketplace today -- with an emphasis on what their uses are and to what market niches they serve. The session also will take us through some key skills required in the selection implementation and optimization of such systems.


For more information on the courses and to register, please visit us on the web at http://www.pimaweb.org (to go directly to the PIMA page about these courses, please click here). Alternatively, call PIMA Member Services at 847/375-6860


About PIMA: The Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) is the premier association for management professionals in the paper and pulp industry. Our purpose is to contribute to the strength of the international pulp and paper community by providing the means for our members to address relevant industry issues and to develop their management and leadership skills.

About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is a globally recognized and industry-valued academic center, creating knowledge and tools that support paper industry decision-makers, and producing interdisciplinary graduates who contribute to the long-term success of the paper industry. The CPBIS is co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST), the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.


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