Achieving High Reliability: AI/Industry 4.0/PdM Versus a Structured Improvement Program

Jason Tranter, Founder and CEO, Mobius Institute


There is a lot of hype at the moment about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the dream of Industry 4.0. Many organizations are pinning their hopes on improving operational performance by implementing AI/ML assisted predictive maintenance (PdM).

But is this a realistic approach? Is this the best approach?

In this presentation, the author will explain the pros and cons of the AI/PdM approach and outline a more traditional but highly structured approach to improving the reliability of equipment from the ground up: developing the business case, gaining management support, transforming the culture, eliminating the root causes of failure, and utilizing condition monitoring to see what’s coming.


Jason Tranter, Founder and CEO, Mobius InstituteJason Tranter is the founder and CEO of Mobius Institute. Jason is the author of the majority of the Mobius Institute training courses and e-learning products covering reliability improvement, condition monitoring, and precision maintenance topics. Over 45,000 people (as of 2022) have been formally trained in these courses, and many thousands more have been educated via the elearning courses. Plus, thousands have read articles, attended conference presentations, and watched videos and webinars on many sites, including,, and YouTube (over 1.3 million views).

Mr. Tranter has worked with people in a variety of industries to help improve reliability and implement successful condition monitoring programs. As the primary author of the Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] training courses, the Asset Reliability Transformation [ART] methodology, and the vibration analysis training course (Category I-IV following 18436-2) he loves to help people achieve their goals. Jason is also an Australian delegate to ISO TC 108/SC5 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems”.

Mobius Institute has training centers in over 60 countries, and also provides certification through the Mobius Institute Board of Certification. The certification programs are accredited to ISO/IEC 17024. Mobius has direct offices in Australia, United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East with over 35 employees.