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feature | CULTURE AWARDS

Above. A three-year journey toward Top Quartile
status at Weyerhaeuser's Vancouver, BC, Parallam
plant earns the team the Best Sustaining Culture
award.
Below. The Vancouver Parallam SMP team from top
left: Geoff Knowles, Niels Kristensen, Bruce Gibson,
Dale Greve, Preeti Chawla, Andrew Fluskey, Cheryl
Gutu, Mark Dickson, Dennis Yap, Tyler Pearce, Duane
Postles, Andrew Morgan, and Keely Dolan.

BEST
CULTURE
STARTUP

Weyerhaeuser, Vancouver Parallam
British Columbia, Canada

Weyerhaeuser's Vancouver Parallam plant
is located on Annacis Island, south of its
namesake city. It was built as a prototype
mill and is the birthplace of Parallam
engineered lumber. The technology for
Parallam was developed in the early 1980s
and, since 1988, this facility has produced
engineered wood for the western U.S. and
Canada markets. The Parallam team is focused on creating value, gaining competitive advantage, and achieving progress
through innovation, with a lean mindset.
In 2017, a reliability journey began,
involving operations, engineering, and
maintenance associates from across the
plant, with corporate support. A plan

was developed that followed a strategy
of leadership commitment, training,
assessment, implementation, and standardized practices. Personnel moved to
new positions and new leaders came to
the forefront. In the midst of it all, a process was established, a rhythm developed
and, ultimately, the culture changed.
The results speak for themselves
through improved methods, metrics/measurable results, and a sustainable process
that enables continued transformation.
Unscheduled downtime was reduced from
14% in 2015 to 6% in 2020 and return on
net assets increased from a historical
92% to 132% in 2020.

Consolidated Nuclear Security
Enterprise Reliability and Maintainability
Oak Ridge, TN and Amarillo, TX

abling workers, and master-data maintenance.
After assessing the then-current state, the
focus turned to solidifying the proactive maintenance strategy through preventive-maintenance optimization and consolidation and
augmenting the computerized maintenance
management system (CMMS). To date, this

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CULTURE

BEST CULTURE
START-UP

Reliability culture change took root at the
Consolidated Nuclear Security Pantex Plant,
Amarillo, TX, and the Y-12 National Security
Complex, Oak Ridge, TN, after the organization implemented its Enterprise Reliability
and Maintainability Program. The plan has
seven focus areas: program leadership, reliability, maintenance management, integrated
scheduling, supply-chain management, en-

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effort has reduced planning time by a sustained 60% and increased efficiencies through
automated parts ordering (CMMS), preparation of maintenance kits, and synchronization
of tasks to optimize field performance. To
adequately evaluate the implemented changes, two key metrics-preventive maintenance
compliance and effectiveness-were added.
As the journey continues, there are several
focus areas, including deploying an enterprise
work-control manual, based on CMMS functionality improvements; expanding a condition-based maintenance platform; increasing
skills-based training; practicing precision
maintenance; and promoting reliability culture
to other organizational stakeholders.

Above. The Best Culture Start-Up
award goes to the Consolidated
Nuclear Security Enterprise Reliability
and Maintainability Y-12 National Security Complex team in Oak Ridge, TN.
Below. Best Culture Start-Up award
goes to the Consolidated Nuclear
Security Enterprise Reliability and
Maintainability Pantex Plant team in
Amarillo, TX.

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