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5 Keys to Lean Maintenance and Improving Maintenance Productivity - Part 4 - Continuous Improvement

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 10:42

If your Maintenance function is already doing the right work, and you are doing the work right, there are primarily three areas in which continuous improvement can further improve Maintenance Productivity. These are:

  • Eliminating the wastes which prevent Maintenance work from being performed efficiently,
  • Continuously improving the Preventive and Predictive Maintenance program, and
  • Eliminating the defects which cause the need for Maintenance work
 

Maintenance and Reliability Improvement Program

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:09

PanAust is a leading copper and gold producer in Southeast Asia and has a portfolio of pre-development projects in Laos, Chile and Papua New Guinea. PanAust currently owns and operates the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation in Laos.

To support its growth objectives, while maintaining consistency and discipline across its operations, PanAust sought to establish a consistent approach to asset maintenance and reliability management across all their operations.

Assetivity was engaged to partner with PanAust in achieving its objectives.

 

Equipment Criticality Analysis – is it a Waste of Time?

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 11:24

One of the “sacred cows” of Maintenance and Asset Management that is rarely questioned is the belief that it is essential for organisations to identify “critical” assets.  While this may be true, the reality is that most organisations do this extremely poorly, and the effort that they put into doing “Equipment Criticality Assessment” is mostly completely wasted.  Let’s examine this proposition, and the reasons why it may be true.

 

5 Keys to Lean Maintenance and Improving Maintenance Productivity - Part 3 - Doing the Work Right

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:42

In this article, we will tackle the second of the 5 keys to Lean Maintenance and Maintenance Productivity Improvement - doing the work right.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

This is the third in a series of articles on improving Maintenance Productivity through the use of Lean Maintenance techniques.

 

What Does Good Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Look Like?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:27

“Only good work leads to doing more good work” – Michael Bierut

 

A work management framework consists of, Identifying, Planning, Scheduling, Executing and Completing work.

Anybody and everybody can have this framework within their organisation, however, what are some of the things that need to be considered in each of these process areas to make this framework…good?       

 

Why most RCM and PMO projects fail!

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:42

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” Elbert Hubbard

 

At some point in time, many organisations will undertake a review of their maintenance program. The reasons and aims of the review are various but in general they mainly come about as a result of some real and/or perceived deficiencies or excesses in the existing program. The desire is always to produce an optimised program that minimises waste, ie. make sure we are doing the right work at the right time. The ways and means of doing a maintenance program review are varied, however, in all cases the review will require resources, both in personnel (whether internal, external or both) and their time. This use of resources in turn equates to a cost to the business. Optimising your maintenance program will produce benefits, however, these benefits, the return on your investment, will only be realised once the new revised optimised maintenance program has been implemented. 

 

5 Keys to Lean Maintenance and Improving Maintenance Productivity - Part 2 - Doing the Right Work

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 10:42

In the first in this series of articles, we discussed the benefits that leading organisations enjoy when they have high levels of maintenance productivity, and outlined five ways in which maintenance productivity may be improved.  These were:

  1. Doing the right work
  2. Doing the work right
  3. Focusing on continuous improvement
  4. Creating an environment for success
  5. Thinking holistically

In this article, we will tackle the first of these 5 keys to Lean Maintenance and Maintenance Productivity Improvement.

 

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