Vice President, IDCON INC
Owe Forsberg is vice president and senior consultant, advising and coaching people who work in process plants, manufacturing and facilities to improve overall production reliability and effectiveness. Prior to becoming an IDCON Consultant for asset reliability, Owe worked as manager of supply chain, director of purchasing in the Americas, operations manager, maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor and a marine engineer in ships for a total of 30 years. Owe has experience improving reliability, and operations efficiency at a specialty chemical company, some key accomplishments: - Improved equipment and process reliability - Awarded the North American Maintenance Excellence award - Completed major improvement in product off-spec - Automated processes - Moved from batch to continuous processing - Developed sourcing strategies Global leadership role for: - Center of excellence in reliability and maintenance - Lean flow and tools - GMP program and audits - Make to order strategy - ISO program - Reliability strategy eliminating annual plant shutdowns - Organizational development and performance management As a consultant, Owe provides assessments and implementation of best practice work processes within reliability and maintenance by coaching, giving advice and provide training for clients. The key processes include: - Leadership and organization - Change management - Jump start and quick wins in reliability - ROI for reliability - Asset management - Work management, planning and scheduling - Preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, and essential care - Materials management - Root cause problem elimination - Technical database management - Skills and development - Engineering interface with maintenance and operations Owe enjoys traveling, fishing, biking, kayaking, playing hockey, watching his favorite hockey team in Raleigh and riding his motor cycle.