Reduce unplanned downtime, and make the most of your shutdowns.

Balancing operational costs, maintenance and shutdown frequency can be a challenging task. Our expert consultants have prepared these articles to help your shutdown planning initiatives. For more maintenance articles, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Shutdown planning: are you setting up to fail?

How many times have you heard maintenance staff blame the planners? Let's discuss how to avoid common shutdown planning issues, to help your teams cooperate.

Finding cost-effective solutions to supply management problems

Using past experience as a case study, let's take a look at how supply, warehousing and stock control can be improved from a shop-floor perspective.

What does a maintenance supervisor do?

Every company has a different idea of what a mechanical supervisor is responsible for, but there is still a core focus that should apply to anyone in the role.

How important is management of change?

Let's discuss the issues that can be caused when a management of change procedure is not followed (or in this case, does not exist).

10 tips for better maintenance

Maintenance sits at the heart of any good asset management system. Here are 10 tips to start improving your work management and deliver results.

5 questions to ask before you adjust the frequency...

It can often appear that there is significant money to be saved by increasing the interval between shutdowns. Here are 5 key questions you should ask first.

Why are you shutting down?

There are few activities that pose a bigger risk to your production than shutdowns. Before you take that risk, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons.

Plant Shutdown Planning and Scheduling for Tiwest Joint Venture

We were able to understand the complex interconnectivity of the plant's processes, enabling the identification of further improvement opportunities.

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