For those of you who have read The Journey, you met Todd Bradley and experienced his efforts to achieve improved plant reliability at ATPCo, his place of employment at the time. Todd, the management team, the union and all of the workers at the plant not only vastly improved equipment reliability, but they made the plant the most productive and reliable within the company. In fact, the plant was so productive that they were able to partner with another manufacturing firm to produce epsilon, a new product formed from tractium. This partnership, along with the reliability improvements that were made at the plant, ultimately saved the company from bankruptcy.
The Journey Continues follows Todd to his next challenge. After he left his job at ATPCo, he took some time off only to be contacted by his old friend Pat, the former ATPCo plant manager now working as the Operations Manager at ADEE. Pat is searching for a new maintenance manager at his plant and, having worked successfully with Todd, has set his goal to bring Todd on board in that role.
This is where The Journey Continues begins. The next chapter of Todd’s life is far different than the one he led at ATPCo. The plant is not totally stuck in the “break it, fix it” maintenance mode Todd originally experienced at ATPCo, but it does have its own set of problems that hold it back from vastly improved performance. It’s up to Todd, the other managers and his reliability team to overcome the barriers that exist and move the company forward. How that is accomplished is the story that Todd relates in this book.