SMRP: A Leading Voice in Maintenance, Reliability and Physical Asset Management

The maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession is one that spans almost every industry around the world. From manufacturing plants to food processing facilities and oil rigs, practitioners and professionals are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of expensive, complex assets that are the lifeblood of small to large organizations and companies. This requires a dedicated workforce that has the skills and knowledge to deal with equipment issues that can have severe implications on a business’s bottom line.

SMRP: A Leading Voice in Maintenance, Reliability and Physical Asset Management

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a global, nonprofit professional society created in 1992 with a mission to develop and promote excellence in maintenance and reliability. Over time, this phrase evolved to include physical asset management as our members have seen increased responsibilities in managing assets across their entire lifecycles. Our society now boasts more than 6,000 members around the world that work in vital industries.

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Vlad Bacalu,
CMRP, CMRT, CAMA, SMRP Vice Chair, VP, Strategic and Technical Solutions at AECOM

SMRP is committed to providing education, networking and opportunities for skills validation through certification to benefit our members and those seeking to positively impact their careers and their companies. We offer educational events, professional development webinars, best practice guides and various other resources that follow the SMRP Body of Knowledge (BoK), a roadmap to world-class performance in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management. Our Annual Conference attracts more than 1,000 attendees while our SMRP Symposium events allow us to reach individuals in key areas of need. We currently have two Symposium events scheduled for 2019 in Peru and the United States on top of the Annual Conference.

We also recognize the need for collaboration among leading organizations and societies around the world. Many of the issues affecting our members, such as the increased need for skilled workers, the advent of technologies like internet of things (IoT), and the need for data analytics, are global in nature.” We have recently entered into agreements with the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and the Gulf Society for Maintenance & Reliability (GSMR) to increase the availability of resources to individuals and share best practices. It is important for everyone in this profession to think outside of their facilities in order to uncover solutions that others have experienced.

Not only do we provide opportunities and resources for individuals within our profession, but we also advocate on behalf of the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession to ensure the public at large is aware of the importance of what we do. There are many issues currently affecting our profession that require a reputable, expert voice. Our government relations program works with U.S. policymakers on critical issues impacting the U.S. economy such as workplace safety, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, smart grid and workforce development. Our members are leading these discussions at the highest level by sharing their unique experiences and perspectives.

The remainder of 2018 will be an exciting time for SMRP as we host the SMRP Symposium in June, our 26th Annual Conference in October, as well as attend and present at a number of other key industry events. We invite all individuals working in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management to join us at these events to learn from others and find out how SMRP may benefit them. 

To learn more about the organization, visit:   www.smrp.org

Partner Articles | 6.6.2018

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