Maintenance 4.0 – The Digital Journey towards Planned Maintenance

Executive Huddle

26th APRIL 2022 (2.00 – 4.00pm CET)


In today’s connected world, IoT enabled plants, and the application of digital is crucial to achieve cost effective and sustainable solutions that drive value for asset intensive organisations. Optimized real-time data driven information management can provide asset maintenance efficiencies and future focused insights that will deliver improved outcomes for the business, as well as an enhanced reputation through transparent manufacturing chains.


Harald Kirsch
Leiter Automation and Industrial IT

Rebekah Bell
Work Management & Planning Manager

Jean Charbonneau

Rachel Cooke
Director Reliability Maintenance Engineering


26th April 2022

All times are CET

14.00 – 14.05
Chairperson Welcome and Introduction
14.05 – 14.35

Strategy for continuous knowledge management in mechanical engineering

  • Expectations of digital knowledge management along the life cycle of a plant
  • Reality bites – knowledge management is not yet application-oriented enough in practice.
  • How can the tension between grown structures and the rapidly growing amount of IIoT
  • data sources be managed?
  • Knowledge management as a success factor for optimizing OEE
  • ALD EXPERT – the smart way to transfer knowledge and experience
  • Smart Maintenance – or – The advantages of planned maintenance vs. traditional reactive maintenance mode
  • Room for thought – holistic knowledge management for individual systems

Harald Kirsch, ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH

14.35 – 15.05
  • Any asset intensive organisation can transition to planned maintenance; reactive maintenance is not an immutable way to operate
  • Planned maintenance takes 3 to 8 times less time to complete than reactive maintenance
  • Digital transformation must focus first on People and Process to provide the expected return
  • IPSPEC execution cycle with a multi-week scheduling process is key to transition to a planned work culture
  • Digital Technology must be quick and simple to use and connected to the workers day-to-day needs
  • Efficient Scheduling provides by far the quickest and highest ROI opportunity for most asset intensive organisation

Jean Charbonneau, CiM Maintenance

15.05 – 15.35
Daily Planning and Scheduling, Solid Processes + Efficient Tools = Success
  • The Process
  • The Problem – scheduling history within Southern Company Generation
  • The Benefits – process alignment, efficiency increases, backlog control, easy transition
  • Success Stories

Rebekah Bell, Southern Company

15.35 – 16.05
  • What are your top three most important elements to put in place to get out of reactive mode?
  • How can you achieve 35% labour productivity improvement when all your maintenance technicians are already working full shifts and more?
  • How do you ensure that Preventive maintenance is not constantly postponed to performing more urgent corrective work?
  • How do you ensure collaboration between maintenance and production to carry out the assets maintenance plan on-time?
Chairperson Closing Comments & Huddle Close


  • ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbHLeiter Automation and Industrial IT
  • ArcelorMittal Manager Digitalisation
  • Amazon EU Sarl Director Reliability Maintenance Engineering
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Manager, Site Reliability SME
  • CEPSA Head of Maintenance Engineering / Technical Management
  • Cooper Standard Director Central Maintenance Europe
  • Cooper Standard Maintenance Manager
  • ELI LILLY Sr Reliability Engineer
  • Fulgor Deputy Technical Manager
  • Fulgor Head of Electrical Maintenance
  • FOT Mechanical Engineer
  • GE Power Global Maintenance Lead
  • Henkel Global Project Manager for Predictive Maintenance Solutions
  • LotusWorks Site Lead at WuXi Biologics
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliability Engineer
  • Nyrstar Budel Head Reliability Engineering
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliability Engineer
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliabillity Engineer
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliabillity Engineer
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliability Engineer E&I
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliabillity Engineer
  • Nyrstar Budel Reliabillity Engineer
  • PFALZSOLAR GmbH Operations & Maintenance Lead
  • Pfizer Ireland Process Engineer
  • SISECAM SODA LUKAVAC D.O.O. Head of Electrical Maintenance Dept.
  • Synthomer Specialty Resins S.r.l. Senior Reliability Engineer
  • Tritech Group Director Maintenance
  • Valmet ltd Global Operational Development Manager
  • Valmet ltd Director, Asset Reliability Optimization
  • Yara Sluiskil B.VGlobal Subject Matter Expert