An Interview with James Kovacevic
This week on Masterminds in Maintenance, we hear from James Kovacevic, Principal Instructor at Eruditio, joining our podcast all the way from Ontario, Canada. James is principal instructor at Eruditio an adult education firm based in Charleston, South Carolina focused on applying core skills associated with Asset Management, Lean Six Sigma, and organizational change leadership. We discuss James’ journey from electrician, to maintenance planner and manager, reliability engineer, then global reliability consultant.
We discussed James’ journey as he started out as an electrician, a company took a chance on him and allowed him to learn. Got a role as a planner, then a maintenance manager, then reliability engineer, then started working as a global reliability consultant to share his wealth of knowledge. He’s seen a lot of failed CMMS implementations, but also seen some of the greatest but it always comes down to three things — investing in training, setting an outcomes goal before you purchase a CMMS, and creating a detailed plan for rollout before you start.
James argues that in order to implement IIOT, organizations need to understand the basics of failure modes, use FMEAs, establish RCM (reliability-centered maintenance) programs, and plan and schedule spare parts properly. Learn more in this episode of Masterminds in Maintenance!