In two weeks Greg Folts, president of Marshall Institute, is presenting a paper with a client of ours, Columbia Forest Products (CFP), Old Fort NC, at the 2010 Maintenance Reliability Technology Summit (MARTS) in Chicago, IL. The paper, also released as an article in Maintenance Technology’s March issue titled 'Total Process Reliability the ‘Columbia Way’, details the recent reliability improvements CFP has achieved. More than just presenting the successes, the article discusses what CFP did, the key factors for their success and the roadblocks they overcame.
For those who are not attending the conference and haven’t already read the article, we have summarized some key points for you here. First, let’s fast forward to the current day and we’ll work our way back to uncover the reasons for their success.