Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Work Sampling Studies

Dennis Heinzlmeir, P. Eng. -

Marketing and Operations Director

Akron Engineering

September 15, 2021 -

1:30 pm

There is a lot of literature regarding work sampling studies covering the spectrum from useful to not useful.  Useful if the studies are done properly, and dangerous if not properly done, which happens more often than not.  This presentation will dispel the myths about wrench time by addressing some good old-fashioned concepts and strategies that work, just like the kind you would find in classic Western movies, where the Western hero’s have a clear vision, developed strategies and plans, took action and didn’t let obstacles get in the way.  The movie, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly was set during the American Civil War, where three men where determined to find $200,000 in Confederate gold coins that was ambushed by Yankees and buried in a remote southwest cemetery.  So where is the value of finding gold in performing work sampling studies?  That’s why you need to round up the horses, get the campfire lit, and settle in for an entertaining, hands on and informative presentation to learn about the good, and bad, and the ugly of work sampling studies to measure wrench time.

The presenter has lead twelve work sampling studies across Canada at various industrial facilities.  He will reveal the results to support that when studies are completed in a right manner, they offer valuable benchmarks to organizations that leads them to drive down maintenance costs and increase uptime through continuous improvements.  Ineffectiveness and inefficiencies can creep into a companies work management process, having this health check can save millions of dollars.  Just like happy endings to Western movies, this presentation will address the many misconceptions, misunderstandings and myths about wrench time.  Measuring wrench time is a very effective means of improving productivity if it is done with a focus on removing obstacles and frustrations that prevent maintenance work from being completed efficiently and effectively. 

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Dennis Heinzlmeir, P. Eng.

Marketing and Operations Director

Akron Engineering

Dennis is a maintenance and turnaround professional grounded in more than 30 years of hands-on experience involving industrial projects. Extensive background in project management, quality, safety and project controls. His experience covers the whole life cycle of projects from the Feasibility Study, Front End Engineering, Detailed Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up and Operations and Maintenance.