Maintenance and Reliability Excellence
Achieving Maintenance and Reliability Excellence requires a dedicated focus on best practices and methodologies that provide a holistic and sustainable approach to performance improvement. It bridges the gap from leadership vision and asset strategy to continuous improvement by implementing effective frontline reliability, precision maintenance, work execution, and online monitoring programs. Through a holistic approach to include these elements and effectively manage risk in advance through unparalleled maintenance training, equipment inspection and monitoring, you will see significant improvements to OEE while realizing lowered costs and incidents.
Leadership Vision and Asset Strategy
The foundation of an effective maintenance and reliability program is a clearly defined leadership vision and asset strategy to attain your business goals. GP Strategies can help you create this alignment by developing or supporting your company’s vision, change management process, maintenance and reliability strategies, maintenance training programs, and justification to engage (ROI planning).
Front Line Reliability
The goal of Front Line Reliability is to identify issues before they happen using Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA) data and ensure optimum equipment operation. This can be achieved through GP Strategies’ operator care programs. Through a streamlined rapid improvement process, GP Strategies can help you create a strong, proactive front line that guards against potential failures.
As today’s skilled workforce ages, the need for multi-skilled technicians and innovative workforce solutions becomes more critical. For over 50 years, GP Strategies has provided companies core craft skills training and documentation services that help reduce unplanned or repeat work, increase Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), and improve equipment uptime and installation.
Through proper planning and scheduling strategies, an effective work control management program that eliminates non-value-added activities and redirects that time to critical maintenance goals can be established and sustained.
Read our white paper: Improving the Work Cycle Through Planning.
Another important element of an effective overall maintenance and reliability strategy is online monitoring. Monitoring critical equipment and plant processes can help detect anomalies and prevent unplanned downtime. Early warning signals can prevent catastrophes, reduce maintenance costs, and help streamline the reporting process.
Continuous Improvement and Sustainability
The final but most critical piece in achieving Maintenance and Reliability Excellence is creating an environment of continuous improvement and program sustainability. This can be accomplished by standardizing the work performed, ensuring it’s in accordance with policies and procedures, and conducting periodic audits to confirm processes are followed. That’s why implementing a program that fits your company’s culture and personnel is so important. The only way true ROI can be attained is through sustainability and continuous improvement of your maintenance and reliability strategies.
Read a case study about how improving operator and maintenance training resulted in increased overall equipment effectiveness from 86.2% to 98.8% in a six month time span.