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Contractor Management – CONNECT Conversations

Ron Moore | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Contractors are an essential part of any plant’s operating strategy.  In this session we’ll review a “best practice” model for the effective use of contractors, including a set of contractor selection criteria.  Contractors are likely most effective:

  • For low frequency, high consequence specialized efforts, e.g., large turbine rotor balancing, infrared thermography
  • For high frequency, low consequence, low skill efforts, e.g., custodial work.
  • For significant short-term projects, or during a peak demand period, when the existing workforce is inadequate.
  • For turnarounds and major outages.

Maintenance is often a “core competency”, something often not fully recognized by executives.  You take a substantial risk in replacing your maintenance organization with a set of cheaper “warm bodies” and expecting significantly better performance.  We will review a case study illustrating this.

Contractors must “deliver and effect”, not just provide workers.


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About the Author

Ron Moore Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
  • Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
  • Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
  • Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
  • Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
  • Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)