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Organization Involvement: SMRP-Kansas City Chapter, November 2022

Updated: Nov 18

The Compli team is actively involved and supports the Society for Maintenance & Reliability ‎Professionals (SMRP) organization. We would like to share upcoming and recent events going on in the Kansas City chapter!


Private Tour of Arrowhead Stadium, Home of the “KC Chiefs”

Date:

December 1st

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

($30 for members and $50 for non-members)

Sign up deadline is November 29th, 2022.


Contact:

Dave Koncak 913-577-8863 or Paul Crocker 913-645-9050 for details


Register here: Arrowhead Stadium – KCSMRP Tour – KCSMRP


 

30th Annual SMRP Conference

The 30th Annual SMRP Conference attracted over 1,000 maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals and practitioners across nearly every industry for four days of networking, education, and certification. The conference was held at the Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. There were over 130 exhibitors at the conference ranging from consulting firms to equipment suppliers and everything in between. Paul Crocker, Jason Herman and Dave Koncak, three members of the Kansas City Chapter of SMRP attended the annual meeting.



The keynote speaker’s was Captain D. Michael Abrashoff.


When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. He wrote a book called “It’s Your Ship” a New York Times Bestseller. (continued)


The first day of the conference consisted of various maintenance and reliability workshops running from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The second day of the conference began with a great keynote speaker followed by various maintenance and reliability presentations throughout the day. The conference attendees had the opportunity visit the various exhibitors and network during the breakfast and lunch hours.


The third day of the conference consisted of various maintenance and reliability presentations throughout the day. The conference attendees had the opportunity visit the various exhibitors and network during the breakfast and lunch hours.


The final day of the conference consisted of various maintenance and reliability workshops running from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Also on the final day, a tour of the Novo Nordisk API US was offered to conference attendees. The Clayton, NC site is Novo Nordisk’s first production site for diabetes API outside of Denmark. The plant runs fermentation, recovery, and purification processes to deliver future active pharmaceutical ingredients for oral semaglutide of Rybelsus®.


Thanks to Dave Koncak for this conference report.


 

October Networking Event


"Lubrication: Common Problems and Quick Wins” by Devin Jarrett with Noria Corporation


On October 27th, Kansas City Chapter of SMRP hosted a guest speaker/presentation at GBA’s training center located 9801 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, KS. The topic of the presentation was “Lubrication: Common Problems and Quick Wins” by Devin Jarrett with Noria Corporation.


Devin is a Success Manager at Noria Corporation, where he assists customers in their journey to world class lubrication utilizing Noria’s lubrication program development (LPD).

He is certified by the International Council for Machinery Lubrications as a Level I and II Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT I and II), Level II and III Machinery Lubrication Analyst (MLA II and III), and Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE). The Chapter program began at 5:30 PM with networking (beverages and pizza). The presentation started at 6:00 pm and ran until 6:45 pm with a Q&A session until 7:15 pm.


For More Information

https://www.kcsmrp.org